FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
38th Annual MARDI GRAS GUIDE GOES DIGITAL
On January 6-the official opening of the Carnival season in New Orleans-publisher ARTHUR HARDY announced the launch of an electronic version of his best-selling annual magazine, the Mardi Gras Guide. For the first time ever, the entire contents of the 160-page annual publication are available in a digital format for the same $4.99 cover price as the printed version, which has sold more than 2.5 million copies since its inception. The 2014 edition includes a history of Mardi Gras, a "Royalty Gallery" featuring photos of the kings and queens of more than 30 parades, answers to FAQs, individual profiles and maps of more than 50 parades, What's New, and behind the scenes stories on the celebration's movers and shakers. Also included are live links to more than 100 Mardi Gras krewes and advertisers who share in the joys of the festive season in New Orleans. As a bonus, the digital edition will provide updated information on last minute parade route changes or the addition of celebrity riders."
Mardi Gras falls late this year, on March 4.
For more information, check the publication's website-www.mardigrasguide.com.
About Arthur Hardy
Fifth-generation New Orleanian Arthur Hardy is recognized as a premier authority on Mardi Gras. He has been featured on nearly every national TV network, including six appearances on the Today show. Locally he serves as the on-air Mardi Gras expert for WDSU television and WWL radio.
Arthur Hardy Publishing has produced books dealing with regional subjects such as the NFL New Orleans Saints, neighborhood movie theaters, prep football, the Fair Grounds Race Track, as well as histories of Carnival organizations such as Rex and Endymion. The company has also published the works of noted New Orleans writers Angus Lind, Ronnie Virgets, Bob Carr, Ron Brocato, Wayne Mack and Bob Roesler.