New climbing ebooks announced by Vertebrate Publishing
- Thursday 11th September 2014
Vertebrate Publishing, a leading independent publisher of climbing and outdoor titles, has announced that it is expanding its selection of ebook titles. As more people catch the e-reading bug, the publisher is now releasing all new print titles as ebooks and working to convert some of its more established print classics into electronic format.
The publisher has released a rundown of some its latest titles to be produced in ebook format, along with where and how they can be downloaded. Latest ebook releases include Martin Boysen’s Hanging On, which explores Boysen’s prolific climbing career and offers an insight into the ‘golden age’ of British climbing, and One Day As A Tiger, John Porter’s poignant biography of charismatic and gifted climber Alex MacIntyre.
Vertebrate has also given some of its more classic titles a twenty-first century overhaul, with the likes of Shishapangma, winner of the first ever Boardman Tasker prize in 1984, and Joe Tasker’s Everest The Cruel Way, now available as ebook titles. Ebooks are available from a range of online retailers, including Amazon, Apple, Waterstones, Kobo and Nook.
As the reading habits of the outdoor community change, publishers are continuing to adapt their products, with guidebooks now being accompanied by digital resources like free route downloads. Some newer titles such as Philip Temple’s The Mantis, a unique and evocative account of a Himalayan climbing expedition, are now being released exclusively in ebook format – a sure reflection of our digital age.