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About our Guidebooks and Authors

How do I register my guidebook?

If you have purchased a guidebook through then you will automatically see your books in your library when you log in. However, if you have bought Cicerone guidebooks elsewhere, there are still reasons to register these guidebooks in your library, in order to get free update information and gpx files if we have them.

You can also create an account without having bought any books directly from Cicerone. This will allow you to add all your Cicerone guides , provided they are currently in print, and receive the benefits of automatic update information and downloadable gpx files, but with no obligation to receive any other forms of correspondence from Cicerone, if that is your wish.

1) Log in to your Cicerone Account or click My Account

2) Click on 'Add a Book'

3) Complete the details there to add your book to your library.

What are the updates and how do I get them?

We know that a guidebook can be out of date as soon as it is printed. We do our best to help readers with this by passing on any update information we have.

Updates are available for free either by visiting the book page or by subscribing to Updates in your account. You can subscribe to all updates, or just choose the books you need updates for. We send update emails every Friday but you will only get an email when there is something new to send.

If you have an update for us please let us know: Send Us an Update.

I've got an update for you

If you have spotted an error or route change in a guidebook then please send us an update and we will pass your information to the author for use in future editions. Once this information has been verified we will add it to the relevant book page as an update., so that all our customers can benefit from this information.

What is the difference between a reprint and a new edition?

A reprint is organised when our stock of a current guide runs low. Reprinted guides carry minor changes and corrections to the guide’s previous print run, not wholesale revisions. Many things will already have been noted and published as an Update on this website. Authors are contacted a short time before publication and asked to check carefully for anything that needs updating. (It is also part of a Cicerone author's responsibility to keep track of any significant changes relating to their guide all the time that it is in print.)

A new edition of a book is commissioned when a guide becomes more significantly out of date, in terms of content or design, or when the lie of the land has changed so dramatically that the guide is no longer valid. A new edition requires a thorough updating of the text, confirming all the routes and revising any information that may have changed, which may result in some structural changes and new photos or maps as required.

An edition of a guide can stay in print and be reprinted (with updates if necessary) multiple times over a period of years. It is only when the current edition becomes out-of-date, in need of a new design or invalid that it is ready to become a new edition.

The bibliographic information under the front cover image on each book’s page on our website shows the book’s last published date, which is the date of the last print run (this can be the first print run of a particular edition or a reprint). In between printings the Updates tab on the book’s page carries any corrections or updates that we know about.

We are always grateful to readers for information about any discrepancies between a guidebook and the facts on the ground. After the author has checked them over, they will be published under the book’s Updates tab.

The guidebook​ I really wanted has just gone out of print. Can you suggest how I might get one?

There are a number of possibilities such as Amazon, AbeBooks or eBay. Second hand bookshops are the best places to find second hand copies of our guidebooks but you do have to hunt around for them.

If the book has recently gone out of print you can ask us - we may still have copies.

If we get lots of enquiries about a particular guidebook, then we will listen, and may see if we can make the book available again.

Can I ask an author a question?

Hopefully we can answer your question as the author may be away and unable to respond quickly.

If your query is about a book and its contents please check the book page thoroughly. If the answer you need is not here, let us know, and we’ll add it.

If you're after advice or guidance please have a look through Extra - there may be an article covering your issue.

However, sometimes you just need to go straight to the author with a question. Where possible, we try to help with that. Here are some ways to get in touch with our authors:

1) If an author has a website or social media profile, these details are given on their author page. We don’t give authors’ email addresses on our site, at the authors’ request.

2) Secondly, you could email us saying ‘I have a question for the Author’ on our Contact Us page. We will pass the question on.

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