Colorado Hiking Guide Wins E-book Design Award

By Don Laine

HikingColoradoRMOWP member Maryann Gaug of Silverthorne, Colorado, reports that her book, Hiking Colorado, third edition, has won a silver award for enhanced e-book design. Maryann tells us that her publishers at Falcon Guides, working with, converted the book to what is called an enhanced e-book. PubWest, an association of small and medium-sized book publishers, in announcing the awards, said that winners will be recognized at the association’s 2013 conference in November.

So what is an enhanced e-book? Maryann explains:

“The enhanced e-book is a really cool concept. Go to, and type ‘hiking colorado’ in the search box. You can read chapter three for free (that’s six hikes). Now comes the fun part. Throughout the chapter are various hyperlinks. Click on several different ones (not all at once of course) and a map (of the GPS coordinate), a picture, or a website pops up. There’s also a slide show option on many of the hikes.”