Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Great article on Lonely Planet

The New Yorker has a fascinating article up right now on Tony Wheeler, the founder of the Lonely Planet series of guidebooks. Did you know that Lonely Planet currently publishes over 650 titles? Did you know that they account for 25 percent of all English-language guidebook sales in the world? Did you know that the US military used Lonely Planet Iraq to help determine which historical sites in that country shouldn't be bombed during the invasion? Neither did I! (Thanks to Scott Esposito for pointing this out.)