Burckle Publishing announces the new edition of Greater Cincinnati Close-Up. This is the twelfth edition of the ?Indispensable Guide to Cincinnati,? a label given to the book many years ago by newcomers to the area. As always, the content is the most up-to-date information available at press time. This new edition has been expanded to 242 pages, and includes more information on Kentucky and Indiana. It provides highlights for attractions, dining, shopping, communities, and navigation in Greater Cincinnati. The cover has been updated with the new Cincinnati Skyline, showing both stadiums (see the Adobe Acrobat file attached). A fold-out map of the Downtown area of Greater Cincinnati has been completely updated to reflect the changes that have occurred on the river front. On the obverse side is a map of the Metro Region that is useful for planning. First published in 1978 as Cincinnati Without Fears or Tears, it is the oldest continually published guidebook for the Greater Cincinnati area. In 1996, it was updated to reflect a new look and the title changed to Greater Cincinnati Close-Up to keep up with the growth of the Metro Region comprising the 13 county area of Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. Coverage, however, is concise and to the point in order to maintain a size (6x9 format just ? inch thin) and weight (only 12.8 oz) suitable for the portability so important to visitors and newcomers. As a special feature, this edition includes a color photo CD, Discover Greater Cincinnati in Pictures, which provides a visual tour in full color of many of Greater Cincinnati?s favorite places and featured institutions. This collection of 60 beautiful photos is produced by Stevie Publishing, Inc. A utility is included for browsing and for installing a screen saver on your computer. This collection of beautiful photos is a functional piece, as well as a lasting keepsake. The images are provided for royalty free use for personal purposes and for certain business uses, such as in advertising. They are in two formats, one for internet use and another to create prints. A full description of the CD is on page vii of the book. This edition is designed for retail at just $16.50 (including the bonus CD which has a retail value of $10.00).