booksRough Guides From 1 April 2019, Rough Guides will begin rolling out a new initiative that offers a free downloadable eBook with every printed travel guide purchased. The announcement follows the recent statement from Rough Guides that the brand plans to become a dynamic travel tech company, while maintaining its core book business.Rough Guides’ latest tech move was inspired by the success of sister company, Insight Guides, which started offering free downloadable eBooks with printed travel guides in 2016. Around 100,000 people currently use the free digital extras provided with the Insight Guides books.Although Rough Guides has been producing eBooks for some time, this is the first time the eBooks have been provided with the printed books as a complete package. Previously, customers would have to choose if they wanted the print or digital version or buy both. The free eBooks will be exactly the same as their printed counterparts.The first guide books to come with a downloadable eBook will be:The Rough Guide to CroatiaThe Pocket Rough Guide to RomeThe Pocket Rough Guide to BarcelonaThe Pocket Rough Guide to LondonThe Pocket Rough Guide to Las VegasThe Rough Guide to IcelandThe Pocket Rough Guide to New York CityThe Rough Guide Venice & VenetoThe books will be published in April and May 2019.