Welcome to the guidebook revolution.
The Wikitravel Difference
|Wikitravel guidebooks||Other guidebooks|
|Updated every month||Updated every two to five years|
|Printed on demand||Gather dust on bookstore shelves|
|Written by fellow travelers||Rushed together by hired hacks|
|Open source||Closed and proprietary|
|“||Wikitravel Press represents a new approach to travel-book publishing ... Unlike other travel books that feature lengthy delays between when they are written and when they appear on store shelves, Wikitravel Press books are updated every month as the publishers pull together the latest contributions and edits from the website.||”|
|“||A licence to print your own travel guide ... The content is updated regularly and as books are printed on demand, you'll always get the latest information.||”|
How do we do it?
Wikitravel, the Webby Award-winning online travel guide, has over 30,000 guides to destinations around the world. At Wikitravel Press, we select the best ones, give them to our carefully selected local editors to polish and fact-check, and then typeset them with our revolutionary one-click Yucca engine. This lets us update the guides from top to bottom every single month. When you order online, a fresh copy is printed just for you and shipped to your doorstop in days*.
And that's only half the story! On your travels, you're sure to discover great new restaurants or hip new bars not listed in the guide. For normal travel guides, you could write some "feedback" and hope they put it into the next edition five years from now. But for Wikitravel, you can add it yourself, and less than one month later your contribution (and your name) will be in print.
* Wikitravel guides are available at Amazon and usually printed within 24 hours of ordering. With standard shipping, normal time from order to delivery at your doorstep anywhere in the continental United States is 4-6 business days. See FAQ for delivery times elsewhere, including expedited shipping options.
Want to know more?
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