September 1, 2011 – Whitman Publishing announces the release in digital format of more than a dozen of its most popular numismatic books, including the 2012 Red Book and Blue Book. The titles are now available on multiple devices such as the iPad, Amazon Kindle, and Nook. They can be ordered through Apple, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Kobo, Sony, and other ePub outlets. Prices range from $4.99 to $29.99.
Whitman has released books on DVD in the past. The ePub releases are its first for portable media players. “While coin and paper-money collecting is an antiquarian hobby, collectors and dealers do embrace modern technology,” said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. “To serve those who want to access their favorite books electronically, Whitman will continue to roll out additional titles in ePub format in the coming weeks.”
The first round of releases includes the 2012 editions of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”) and the Handbook of United States Coins (the “Blue Book”); the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties (Fivaz and Stanton); Grading Coins by Photographs (Bowers); 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins (Garrett and Schechter); 100 Greatest American Currency Notes (Bowers and Sundman); the United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide (Fivaz); America’s Money, America’s Story (Doty); Adventure Across the States: Collecting State Quarters and Other Coins; History of the United States Mint and Its Coinage (Lange); Coin Collecting: A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Coins (Bressett); and the Bowers Series guide books on Lincoln cents, Buffalo and Jefferson nickels, Washington and State quarters, and Morgan silver dollars. All are currently available online.
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