Inkling Partners to Release Enhanced Guide Ebooks

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FalconGuides® Interactive Guidebooks Bring
Outdoor Recreation Planning into the Future
Perfect gift for tech-savvy outdoor enthusiasts

FalconGuides®, the premier publisher of outdoor recreation content, is proud to announce the release of the first 12 titles in a new line of interactive outdoor guides developed in partnership with Inkling, the industry-standard platform for interactive learning. The guides are available for download at Inkling.com, and gift cards with download codes can be purchased via REI.com, or in select REI stores this holiday season.

For one download price, readers get expert content optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and Web, with features that bridge the gap between apps and ebooks: Slideshows are loaded with high-resolution images not found in the print edition; guided visual tours make content engaging and fun to use; hyperlinks connect directly to URLs; and smart search makes it quick and easy for users to find the information they need, whether it’s a list of hikes that are great with dogs, or the name of that river that crosses the trail halfway to the summit.

Further enhancements vary by title, for example: Hiking guide users can make and share notes about their experiences, alerting fellow hikers to poor trail conditions or calling out can’t-miss photo ops. Rock climbing instructional guides include stop motion animation to demonstrate proper technique, along with self-assessments so readers can set and achieve goals for their training.

“We are proud at FalconGuides to be the trusted source for the best outdoor recreation information in any format,” said FalconGuides President James Joseph. “The world of published content is rapidly changing with new technology and consumers who expect and deserve more. Through Inkling’s expertise in this passionate market, the outdoor enthusiast is given a truly unique and interactive experience.”

“FalconGuides is our first partner in the adventure and outdoors category,” said Inkling CEO Matt Macinnis. “We are proud to partner with them to bring these interactive guidebooks to readers around the country.”

The initial launch includes some of FalconGuides most popular titles, including: Hiking Acadia National Park; Hiking Colorado; Hiking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks; Hiking Shenandoah National Park; Hiking Yellowstone National Park; Hiking Yosemite National Park; How to Rock Climb!; Training for Climbing; Hiking Grand Canyon National Park; Trail Tested; Lipsmackin’ Backpackin’; and Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks. Books are available at https://store.inkling.com/store/brand/falcon/ (use Safari or Chrome for the best experience). MSRP varies by title from $14.99 to $18.99.

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