Category Review: Travel Books Less Reference, More Travelogue

May 2009
Book Publishing Report;May2009, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decrease in the sales of traditional travel guides in the U.S. publishing industry in 2009. The decline, though still in motion, is attributed to travel sector's reference to travelogues and biographies. It notes the disappearance of travel guide titles from bestseller lists. Survey shows the addition of five authors to the database without imprints. It points out that 11 travel titles averaged at 20.2 weeks on three lists.


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