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New book - Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of the UK

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:36 pm
by Colossus
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Hi Guys

Thought you may be interested in a book that I have written on UK Roller Coasters. It has been professionally designed and published by Schiffer Publishing in the US and will be available worldwide on its release. It has 224 pages and has 397 full colour photos all taken by myself at 38 different parks in the UK. There are 18 pages alone on the current Alton Towers line up (the largest number of pages dedicated to a park) and John Wardley has even been kind enough to write a Foreword for it as well.

Also included are 8 pages of photos and text on the past coasters at Alton, including the Thunder Looper, Beast, Mouse, Black Hole, Corkscrew and even the 4 man bob.

The book is due for release on March the 28th 2016 and has appeared on Amazon for pre-order retailing at about £23

It will be available from all major book stores and online retailers, so please have a look at the Amazon link below which also includes a quick look at a few of the pages, including two of the Smiler pages.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coasting-Around-UK-Coasters-Kingdom/dp/0764350153

As you can see, this is a well designed, professional book all about the current line up of UK roller coasters as at the end of 2015.

There is also a Facebook page which has gone live, which will feature more details as the release date approaches, along with some of the content that didn't make it to the final draft.

So please give this page a view and a like as well (and maybe even a cheeky little share as well :) )
http://www.facebook.com/CoastingaroundtheUK/

Thank you for reading.

Pete

Here is the Nick Streak page at the Pleasure Beach
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Re: New book - Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of th

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:39 pm
by JonDoesTT
Looks great, I'll have to see if I can purchase it in the future :D

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Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:52 pm
by Stan.H
AT LAST!!! A theme park book, about UK coasters and UK parks, not just The Smiler or Nemesis!! Thank you, will definitely make a purchase! :clap:

Re: New book - Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of th

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:09 pm
by Rob
Book looks really nice. Will it be available digitally?

Re: New book - Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of th

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:08 am
by Colossus
Hi Rob

Apologies for the delay I have been trying to find an answer from the publisher. I have been advised that at this stage, the book will not be available electronically.

With just a few weeks to go until its released in the UK (its already available in the US), thought you may like to see a couple of the Smiler pages

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Also for anyone interested in buying this book, Hive.co.uk have a great deal on it at the moment. You can pre-order for a little over £21 with free delivery, plus they give a percentage of the sales directly to your local nominated bookstore. Hive support local bookstores and have great ethics. :)

http://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Peter-Andrews/Coasting-Around-the-UK--Roller-Coasters-of-the-United-Kingdom/18609723

Re: New book - Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of th

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:57 pm
by Max
I've ordered this, looks a fantastic book.

Re: New book - Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of th

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:39 pm
by Colossus
Hope you enjoy it when it arrives. :)

Re: New book - Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of th

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:39 pm
by Colossus
Hi All

Just to let you all know that my book has now been officially released and is available from all major (and not so major) online retailers.

Published by Schiffer Publishing in the US, "Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of the United Kingdom" is a comprehensive look at all the UK parks as they were at the end of the 2015 season, which have at least one "major" coaster. There are 38 parks featured and full profiles on 80 coasters.

Within the 224 pages, there are 397 photos, all which were taken by myself. There are also 6 closed parks featured along with 10 lost coasters including the 4 Man Bob, Alton Beast and Thunder Looper from Alton.

John Wardley was even very kind enough to write a foreword for my book

Its currently retailing around the £20 mark on sites such as Wordery.com and a little more on Amazon UK

If you have any questions on it, please feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer.

Link to Amazon.co.uk
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coasting-Around-UK-Peter-Andrews/dp/0764350153

Link to wordery.com
https://wordery.com/coasting-around-the-uk-peter-andrews-9780764350153


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Re: New book - Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of th

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:51 pm
by Burniel
Expect a purchase in the coming days!

Re: New book - Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of th

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:55 pm
by Colossus
Brilliant. Let me know what you think of it. I really hope you enjoy it. !!! :)

Re: New book - Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of th

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:18 am
by Max
I've had this for a while now, it's a fantastic read full of info and will be very useful when planning trips. 10/10.

Re: New book - Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of th

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:20 pm
by Burniel
Ordered off Amazon - apparently it's going to take 3-5 weeks?

Anyway, looks brilliant, can't wait! :)

Re: New book - Coasting around the UK: Roller Coasters of the UK

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:25 pm
by AltonOperator
I have this and have been slowly making my way through it as well as skipping to certain bits I might be interested in at a given time. It's simply brilliant! apart from the occasional error, it gives a great guide to every park and coaster you need to know about in the UK