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Pre-order John Farley's fantastic new book A View from the Hover: My Life in Aviation which will be published shortly by FLYER Books.
Packed full of lively accounts of John's days as a test pilot (for the Harrier and many other types) and rounded off with some great insights into how to improve your flying, this is a book which nobody who has any interest in flying or the history of aviation can afford to miss.
anyone know if this will be imported to north america? our version of the river site doesn't have any planned release date...
I think that if you order from the UK site, although they'll charge you extra, they'll do deliveries outside the UK.
That said, I suspect strongly you might be better off ordering from the Flyer site linked from Yakker's post. I gather from conversations with another UIK based aviation publisher recently that RiverSite will list books from publishers who don't wish to do business with them direct (i.e. cut the wholesale prices), then source them via standard catalogues - slowing the whole process up considerably.
thanks: tried to add the book to my cart at the Flyer site but when selecting "rest of the world" it wouldn't let me. perhaps I'll phone them. all else failing I'll find another UK source that will ship across the pond. Thanks for the help.
Amazon.co.uk: low prices in Electronics, Books, Music, DVDs & more works really well for any books you want to order / preorder from the UK SkiingMan, quick service and reasonable shipping costs for books you would never find stateside.
I use them all the time and have been very happy with their service.
John Farley's book is preordered from them as we speak.
That is interesting we (the publishers of the book) have not been in contact with Amazon, and they haven't called us either.
Might it be possible to arrange signed copies of the new book to be made available here (similarly to the TSR2 print) priced to include a donation to an appropriate charity?
I would have no problem doing that and I'm sure that John would be happy to sign them. I don't want to breach any forum rules, so if a mod would like to pm me, we could discuss to see how this would be possible without crossing any lines.
Living in the States I find them to be invaluable for books unavailable or unheard of here.
I believe it to be through a wholesaler, at least for the UK, I assume they have some kind of internal system. I mentioned it only because as yet we've heard nothing and all of the books are in boxes about 15' away from where I'm typing this.
Amazon use an independant resource, Neilsen Book Data, for any book not in their 'best seller' stock list, so it appears they have everything. They then, because of their buying power, beat the supplier down to low margins. If they can't, the book is effectively blacklisted on the site (the Amazon search engine 'cannot find it').
Amazon is convenient, but please support proper publishers where possible (especially in aviation where sales are relatively low), so we get more books like JFs.
I have e-mailed my son with the Flyer web page, e-mail headed 'Christmas is coming'.
[SIZE=2]Amazon use an independant resource, Neilsen Book Data, for any book not in their 'best seller' stock list, so it appears they have everything. They then, because of their buying power, beat the supplier down to low margins. If they can't, the book is effectively blacklisted on the site (the Amazon search engine 'cannot
I wrote a flying book recently, published by AFE - Amazon list it, and I understand that this is the arrangement by which they do so for mine. I gather from Jeremy Pratt (MD of AFE) that this annoys small publishers a lot - hence I'd agree with Fitter2 completely. Buy things like aviation books from the publisher or a bookshop actually stocking it where you can - it helps keep them in business, which we probably all want more than 50p off a book cover price.