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Arthur Frommer buys Frommer’s back from Google

On March 25, Quillblog reported that Google is discontinuing print production of Frommer’s travel guides.

Today, The Washington Post has good news for travellers lamenting the line’s demise. Company founder Arthur Frommer has reacquired the imprint with plans to resume publishing print and ebook versions of the popular budget guides.

According to the article, Google confirmed the company has been returned to its 83-year-old founder, but some Frommer’s content has already been integrated into various Google offerings.

In 1977, Frommer sold the imprint to Simon & Schuster; it was subsequently purchased by John Wiley & Sons in 2001. In August 2012, Google acquired the company from Wiley for $22 million. Financial details of the latest deal have not been disclosed.