Sunday, September 02, 2007

Globe Pequot Press Acquires Footprint Books

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.

The acquisition will help expand Globe Pequot's reach across the globe, augmenting the company's travel guide portfolio.

Andy Riddle will continue to serve Footprint as managing director.

Globe Pequot will be handling the U.S. distribution of the Footprint guides.