When I purchase a travel guidebook, the overwhelming majority of the time, we go with Lonely Planet.
While no guidebook is perfect, Kim and I find Lonely Planet to put out the best guides for our travels. We like getting a bit of history about the country, learning about the sites (obviously) and skimming over the dining suggestions.
Besides guidebooks, Lonely Planet also publishes a variety of other travel-related books. I recently wrote about their just released Best in Travel 2016 book. They also picked the Top Sites in the World in the book Ultimate Travel.
I recently wrote a post about Travel Guidebooks- Useful or Useless? While I still like getting a physical copy of a guidebook to look through and mark up, many people prefer to do their research online or get e-books.
I get the reason why digital books could be appealing. You don’t need to carry around the bulky book as well as worry about the added weight.
If you’re the type of traveler that prefers e-book or wants to save some money on travel guides, then Lonely Planet has a deal for you.
For a very limited time, ALL Lonely Planet ebooks have been reduced in price to $8.99!
That’s definitely a great deal considering most books are priced in the $20+ range.
If you’re interested in the new Best in Travel book, the ebook will only cost $8.99 while the print version is going for $14.99. Here’s another good example of just how good this deal is. If you’re looking to buy Lonely Planet India, that’s going to cost you $34.99. However, the ebook can be had for just $8.99.
I actually need to buy a guidebook for a trip coming up at the end of the year. This sale could save me $10 so I have a decision to make. Do I stick with what I like and just buy the actual book or take advantage of this sale and pick up the ebook for $8.99?
Lonely Planet’s ebook sale is running for a limited time. The sale ends at midnight on November 1. Since this is a limited offer, there is a maximum 10 ebooks allowed.
The offer is not available on pre-orders and print + digital bundles.
If you’re interested in purchasing a Lonely Planet ebook, you can do so here.