Globe Pequot Press Acquires Footprint Books

Aug 28, 2007, 01:00 ET from Morris Communications Company, LLC

    AUGUSTA, Ga., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Pequot Press has
 strengthened its position as a travel guide publisher with the purchase of
 Bath, England- based Footprint Books. The announcement was made today by
 Scott Watrous, president of Globe Pequot.
     Footprint Books, which issued its first guidebook in 1924, publishes 80
 travel guides covering locations on five continents. The guidebooks feature
 extensive information on the destinations covered - from food and
 accommodations to nightlife and transportation.
     "We have long admired Footprint Books as a model for how to produce
 travel guides," Watrous said. "I am delighted they are becoming a part of
 the Globe Pequot travel publications."
     The acquisition will help expand Globe Pequot's reach across the globe,
 augmenting the company's travel guide portfolio.
     "Footprint Books is a company with a long history in the travel
 publication business and they are a perfect fit for our present program,"
 said Watrous. "The addition of Footprint is part of Globe's strategy to
 become a top-notch travel publisher."
     Andy Riddle will continue to serve Footprint as managing director.
     "We've spent the last couple of years getting the Footprint business
 focused on our core strengths - publishing guide books for adventurous
 independent travelers looking to get off the beaten track; whilst also
 developing an innovative, successful range of thematic travel guides that
 tie in to people's passions and pastimes," Riddle said. "The move to Globe
 Pequot gives us the chance to move the company to the next level."
     Globe Pequot will be handling the U.S. distribution of the Footprint
     The Globe Pequot Press, based in Guilford, Conn., is the world's
 leading publisher and distributor of outdoor recreation and leisure titles.
 The company, a division of Morris Communications, annually publishes more
 than 500 titles and distributes 300 new titles yearly for other publishers.
     Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company
 with diversified holdings that include newspaper publishing, visitor guide
 publishing, outdoor advertising, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting,
 book publishing and distribution and online services. For more information,
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