On March 15, Goose Lane Editions, Canada’s oldest independent publisher, unveiled electronic versions of their bestselling hiking guides. Guides to Cape Breton, New Brunswick, Halifax, Ottawa and Mainland Nova Scotia offer photographs, maps, GPS coordinates, trail descriptions, hiking tips and historical tidbits. All books will be available for download as PDF eBooks for use on eReaders, tablets, smartphones or any other device with a PDF reader. As well, sections of each book (such as this sample from Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia) will be available for approximately $3.99 each.
In preparation for the launch, Goose Lane is striving to get the word out. It wants to make sure every outdoor enthusiast is aware and ready the moment it releases them. And to sweeten the deal, Goose Lane will be offering a 20% discount on all hiking books (electronic or physical) from March 15 through April 15 when ordered through its website.