Tech Offers Opportunities for Travel Publishers

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary

Samsung WB650

Don’t feel like schlepping both your travel guide and your digital camera on your next vacation? You may not have to in the very near future if Samsung’s new WB650 touchscreen camera with GPS and built-in map is any indication. The Boersenblatt suggests that it might not be a bad idea for travel guide publishers to collaborate with camera designers to adapt travel-related content (reviews, location descriptions, etc.) to the camera display (or perhaps even enhance the camera software to allow travelers to compile travel reports using their photos — and possibly even create their own individual book — directly from their cameras.)

About the Author

Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary is a literary agent, translator and writer based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) and at the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International.