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Heliconia Releases Hot New Lineup of Instructional Titles for Spring

Beachburg, Canada, May 04, 2008 --( The Heliconia Press, a leading publisher of books and DVDs on outdoor pursuits, is proud to respond to industry demand for quality paddlesport instructional titles with today's announcement of six new and authoritative "how to" books and DVDs for spring. Latest releases include the award-winning Kayak Fishing DVD, Rolling a Kayak DVD (in versions for both whitewater and sea kayaking), Canoeing DVD, Kayaking for Fitness book, and the second edition of Whitewater Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide.

Heliconia's instructional titles continue to set the standard in the industry for quality. Kayak Fishing, winner of Best Instructional at the 2008 Reel Paddling Film Festival, teaches viewers everything from how to choose equipment and outfit a boat, to how to maneuver on the water and catch the big ones. Rolling a Kayak, available in two versions, one for whitewater and one for sea kayakers, is the 6th and 7th DVD from World Champion paddler and renowned instructor Ken Whiting, and teaches beginners the fundamentals of rolling, while more experienced paddlers will learn advanced rolling styles and skills. The Canoeing DVD covers everything from the basics to how to add finesse and efficiency to your existing skills, making it a must-have for solo and tandem canoe enthusiasts of all levels.

Heliconia's book releases include the highly-anticipated second edition of Whitewater Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide by Ken Whiting and Kevin Varette, and Kayaking for Fitness by paddling trainer and experienced multi-sport competitor Jodi Bigelow. Whitewater Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide is the established “Bible” of whitewater kayaking and the most comprehensive guide available on the sport, now fully updated with all the latest tips and tricks as well as all new, full color photography. Kayaking for Fitness was written for all levels of kayakers, from those just discovering that kayaking can be a great low-impact way to get and stay in shape, to more serious athletes. Bigelow's eight-week workout program can be tailored for beginner, intermediate or advanced, so that everyone from the borderline couch potato to serious competitors can achieve their paddling fitness goals.

To order any of Heliconia's new releases, please visit their website:, or visit your local outdoor specialty store or major book retailer.

About The Heliconia Press
Since World Champion Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, The Heliconia Press has been producing best-selling and award-winning instructional books and videos about kayaking and other outdoor pursuits. For more information about all of Heliconia's products, please visit

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