PRLog - April 7, 2014 - SONOMA, Calif. -- Less than a year after signing contracts with Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Amazon to distribute a line of interactive e-books based on their bestselling The California Directory of Fine Wineries travel series, Sonoma-based book publisher Wine House Press will launch the new products today, April 7, 2014.
Bestselling hardcover books debut as e-books for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and iPad
"These e-books are geared toward a national audience of over 70 million Kindle, iPad, Android and iPhone users," said Tom Silberkleit, long-time series editor and publisher for Wine House Press. “They are designed and optimized for tablets yet can also be read on Smartphones. We’re confident that users will find our e-books to be elegant, attractive and fully-functional.”
Now in its 11th year of publication, The California Directory of Fine Wineries travel series has two regional editions: Northern California 6th Edition (Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino) and the California Central Coast 2nd Edition (Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles). Praised for its inspiring photography and high production values, the series takes travelers on a visual expedition of the Golden State's premiere destination wineries and tasting rooms—their inspired architecture, lavish salons, museum-quality art exhibitions, and magnificent gardens. Written by K. Reka Badger, Cheryl Crabtree, and Marty Olmstead with photographs by Robert Holmes, these books are designed to help readers sift out choice spots that make for quick and satisfying wine tasting get-a-ways.
Interactive touch-screen features for the e-books include:
•One-Touch Website & Email Hyperlinks - contact each winery directly
•Keyword Search - find each winery's unique specialty
•Onboard Dictionary - defines all unknown words
•Detailed Winery Maps - view onscreen OR download and print from the web
•Bookmarks - save favorite pages
•Highlight Text - your choice of colors
•Customize screens - font size and themes
•Works on ALL handheld devices
The new e-books are distributed nationally through the Perseus Books Group, LLC, and available online at the Amazon Kindle Store, Barnesandnoble.com, Kobobooks.com, and Apple's iBookstore.
Prices vary by on-line distributor and can fluctuate. For Kindle via Amazon, the Northern California and Central Coast e-books are priced at $11.49 each. Kobo lists them at $12.39 each. Barnes and Noble offers the Northern California and Central Coast Nook e-books for $11.49 each. And the Apple versions for iPad and Mac are $13.99 each.
For more information visit www.CaliforniaFineWineries.com or contact Wine House Press directly at 707-996-1741.
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