Cicerone Help & FAQs
Why are some of your very old guidebooks still for sale?
Because we are a specialist publisher, and like to take a few risks, some of our guides will never be best-sellers. There are steady sales, but no amount of marketing is going to sell more.
Such specialised guides are an important part of the service we offer to walkers, trekkers and mountaineers. It is a part of Cicerone’s ‘job’ to find and publish about new areas, so providing exciting opportunities for our users.
Inevitably this means that some of our guides take a long time to sell. We carefully look at them to be sure that they are still relevant and provide important and useful information, even if the details of accommodation and facilities (and sometimes even the route) have changed.
If the guide still serves a useful purpose, we continue to keep it available. If it does not, then we withdraw it from sale.
- Why are your guidebooks different colours?
- What is the difference between a reprint and a new edition?
- Why are only some of the guidebooks covered with PVC?
- Why do you sometimes not reprint guidebooks?
- Does the paper you use come from environmentally friendly sources?
- What other areas and countries are you planning guidebooks to in the future?
- The guidebook I really wanted has just gone out of print. Can you suggest how I might get one?
- Can I ask an author a question?
- I've got an update for you
- What are the updates and how do I get them?
- I am going abroad with a trekking company. Do I need the guidebook?
- How do you decide which guidebooks to publish?
- Why are some of your very old guidebooks still for sale?
- What countries do your guidebooks cover?