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#7301 Tuboscocca

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 20:05

Not announced by Giorgio Nada:

 

Lorenzo Bandini book:

http://en.giorgionad...odotto_446.aspx

 

And after hearing of the crisis at Haynes , now motorbooks...not too many left over??

 

 

Regards Michael



 



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#7302 Vitesse2

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 21:19

Sad news - another victim of internet selling (Amazon) and the abolition of RPM on books.

To be honest, Duncan, I'm surprised Motorbooks has lasted this long. It's been pretty poorly run for some years, their second-hand prices have been on the ludicrously high side of astronomical (sometimes even making Hortons look cheap!) and with rents for premises in Cecil Court no doubt getting sillier by the year it must be very hard to make a living there in any business that operates on less than an 80% gross margin ...

 

Having said that, I think they were the last motoring specialist with retail premises in the whole of London. :well:



#7303 Paul Parker

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:57

In fact Motor Books demise was not just down to Amazon and the end of RPM but their leaving St. Martin's Court due to the restaurant next door (Sheekeys if I recall correctly) taking over the premises.

 

The move to Cecil Court, although only the next alley down, a matter of yards, robbed them of what the retail trade calls footfall, there were simply not enough customers seeking out or bothering to visit the new shop even though it was significantly larger and better organised. The loss of St. Martins Model shop in nearby St. Martins Lane, who were driven out by the ludicrously high rent, also contributed to this situation as many of their customers were also potential book buyers and vice versa.

 

Certainly book retailers cannot compete with Amazon's prices but this is also very much to do with the aforementioned rents and rates, which cripple small businesses and exponentially increase overheads throughout Britain, thereby forcing them to charge more for their stock and/or denied the discount prices that large corporate operations enjoy. Combined with the inevitable result of overheads overwhelming income, I am amazed that any specialised shops manage to survive at all under these conditions, indeed I wonder why anybody independent would even bother to risk their time and money enriching local govenment and landlords.

 

I first visited the shop in June 1964 during a school trip to see Its a Mad, Mad, Mad World in Leicester Square, meeting the sometimes rather difficult John Lello, until you got to know him. I visited the shop in I think late 1996 or thereabouts and John told me he was retiring and I said goodbye, wished him luck and left. Then I decided to buy a card and returned to the shop to give it to him which embarrassed him. He had already been unwell, some kind of respiratory or blood problems I think during the 1990s and sadly did not survive his retirement for very long.

 

He was not the owner as many thought but the manager, the business was owned by an Irishman whose name I cannot now recall who wanted to sell it during the early 1990s which I considered buying at the time but fortunately did not.

 

It is all very sad.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:22

Thank you, Paul. John Lello's name had for some inexplicable reason escaped me last night: as you say, sometimes difficult, even abrupt - but something of a legend within the motoring book trade of the time. According to this article in Karting, the shop's owner was called Buster Clark - although they say he was South African.

 

http://archive.karti...12/72/off-track


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:38

Thanks for the reply Vitesse, but it was definitely an Irishman, I just cannot remember his name or even how I found out, this being circa 1990.

 

I have a suspicion that it was John Lello who might have been South African but have been unable to confirm this, somebody on here will surely know.

 

Meanwhile another unfavourable aspect of the move was that the shop's original site was extremely close to one of entrances to Leicester Square tube station which resulted in many people finding Motor Books accidentally, which topped up the sales.

 

The ultimate tragedy is that once such unique enterprises have gone, which equally applies in other areas, they are never replaced.

 



#7306 David McKinney

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:58

I think you're right about John Lello being South African

However, I think the downward slide started when he got out - probably coincidental, as some of the subsequent staff were as enthusiastic and helpful as one could hope for

And there's no doubt the slide accelerated after the move, though whether there's a direct connection I couldn't say

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 16:17

Thank you, Paul. John Lello's name had for some inexplicable reason escaped me last night: as you say, sometimes difficult, even abrupt - but something of a legend within the motoring book trade of the time. According to this article in Karting, the shop's owner was called Buster Clark - although they say he was South African.

 

http://archive.karti...12/72/off-track

Actually your link says John Lello was South African rather than Buster Clark.

 

According to Companies House, Thomas Gethings appears to be the current director.

 

Motor Books is now only in the left-hand (13 Cecil Court) part of the premises and the model shop (St Martin's Models) is in what was the right-hand half (15 Cecil Court).  I'm losing the plot somewhat so I'm not too sure when that happened. 

 

I do find this very sad (and also that Mario Aquati's wonderful bookshop in the Monza paddock is another soon to be closing).  There is nothing like strolling into a shop and coming across a title you hadn't seen before.  I accept my part in the demise of these shops because I do buy titles via the Internet (although that has included from both Motor Books and Libreria dell'Autodromo) and not just new titles but it is that much easier to track down the ones you've missed but by buying from numerous different vendors rather than one or two specialists.  It must be increasingly hard to keep up with game: Stock the things that people want to buy at prices they will pay whilst also, as mentioned above, trying to cover ever-increasing rents and rates and the other UK High Street problem of no or expensive parking.

 

Jonathan



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 16:35

I think you're right about John Lello being South African

However, I think the downward slide started when he got out - probably coincidental, as some of the subsequent staff were as enthusiastic and helpful as one could hope for

And there's no doubt the slide accelerated after the move, though whether there's a direct connection I couldn't say

 

There certainly was a direct connection as Tom and Ian commented on the decrease in shop visitors not long after the move which was obvious when I visited Motor Books at the time.

 

Meanwhile they finally abandoned the other side of the shop which housed railway literature because of decreasing revenues and over time the staff levels dropped off too.

 

It was and is a familiar story in Britain for independent traders, and even allowing for any mismanagement at any given retail outlet, the ultimate blame can be laid directly at counter-productive government taxes, bureaucracy and corporate domination because they are wealthy/powerful enough to survive the demands of HM Treasury and still make a profit.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 21:09

Popped into to Motorbooks in London today only to find out the disappointing news that they are closing down at the beginning of October.  That does, however, mean that much of their stock (not the recently published items) of car, rail, maritime and military books is now half price.  So if you were planning a visit I suggest you make it soon.

 

Jonathan

Is that half the price shown on their website?  Or does the website 'top twenty price reductions' incorporate the discount?



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:16

I think you're right about John Lello being South African

However, I think the downward slide started when he got out - probably coincidental, as some of the subsequent staff were as enthusiastic and helpful as one could hope for

And there's no doubt the slide accelerated after the move, though whether there's a direct connection I couldn't say

 

 

I'm sure John Lello was South African, vividly remember the lecture he gave to a customer about the educational systems in UK and South Africa, strongly siding with the latter. Unforgettable character.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:49

Is that half the price shown on their website?  Or does the website 'top twenty price reductions' incorporate the discount?

I suspect the former as it was half marked price but I think you would need to enquire about specific items as it is a question of clearing their stock.

 

Jonathan



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 17:15

To reinforce the point about footfall, I didn't know Motor Books was in Cecil Court until I saw its signage in the background of a photo taken at the opening do when a friend moved to Cecil Court this year.

 

The photo was too big so I've edited to just give this link:

http://www.bexfield....ld Small-91.jpg

 


Edited by Allan Lupton, 09 September 2013 - 17:20.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 22:20

For the lovers of exotic titles:

 

http://www.fl-livres...-1951-1955.html

 

Grand Prix de Bordeaux

 

200 pages, photos , just 25 euros..

 

Regards Michael



#7314 David McKinney

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:39

From a UK viewpoint, what a pity the book doesn't cover the earlier Bordeaux events, whose geographical situation brought together the best cars from both Britain and France

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:44

From a UK viewpoint, what a pity the book doesn't cover the earlier Bordeaux events, whose geographical situation brought together the best cars from both Britain and France

 

 

David, 'the geographical situation'??? When you have said CHIMAY, but Bordeaux isn't in the neighbourhood (even seeing it from gibraltar!!) from UK. :lol:

 

Michael



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:46

Whoops! Wrong B-word. I was thinking Boulogne

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:41

Whoops! Wrong B-word. I was thinking Boulogne

You are right, but we have no book on Boulogne-either, up to now??!!

 

Regards Michael



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:12

I was up in London yesterday and feeling like a bit of a vulture went up to Motor Books to see what was going on.

 

The stock is obviously being run down and, at present new books are still at list price with 10% off older books and up to 50% off some of the secondhand copies. I had a good look round and was amazed to find a single new copy of David Gordon's "Chevron: the Derek Bennett Story". somewhat apprehensively I went up to the counter. "Have to be the full price I'm afraid". I paid up £29.99 happily and got 10% off an Osprey book on Catalina flying boats. 

 

I happily signed his only copy of my book (a rare event), but still feel a bit guilty - if you want to know why, look up the price of the Chevron book online.  :wave:  :rolleyes:  



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 15:02

OK, so this is rather off-topic, but I just discovered that back in 2011 BMW published a book that contained an electric motor and could be driven around the floor or raced using a remote control.... :stoned:  :drunk:  :eek:  :cat:

 

Link


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 15:22

I envision a number of updates to this site as Haynes is having a radical reappraisal of its book projects that is resulting in the cancellation of a fair number of efforts that are in their pipeline -- two dozen or so.

 

I gather that  Paul Parker's "The Motor Racing Photography of Louis Klemantaski" is a case in point - is this true, Paul? I have had a note from the bookseller I have pre-ordered it from that it will no longer be available, and I see Waterstone's are listing it as "Publication abandoned"

Sad news



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 15:45

I gather that  Paul Parker's "The Motor Racing Photography of Louis Klemantaski" is a case in point - is this true, Paul? I have had a note from the bookseller I have pre-ordered it from that it will no longer be available, and I see Waterstone's are listing it as "Publication abandoned"

Sad news

Alan

 

see post

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Should be now with MBI...

 

Regards michael



#7322 Alan Cox

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 17:05

Many thanks, Michael. I had scrolled back through the last few pages but missed seb333's post. Good news, however.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 21:10

Many thanks, Michael. I had scrolled back through the last few pages but missed seb333's post. Good news, however.

Alan NO problem--hopefully it will be published--Paul Pparker should 'assure' us!! After his comments on 'Motorbooks', he should be on-line'..

 

Michael



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 21:20


And now some HAYMARKET advertising:
 
 
Not to befound in the AutosportShop..??
 
Very nicely done 'Bookazine'.You can start reading, depending of your preference, from both sides..It's two times 82 pages on Hunt and Lauda..Interesting stories, great photography..and inevitable: Rush....
 
But for the price very good. As the Senna, McRae and Ferrari bookazine :up:
 
regards Michael


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:49

Judging from this review, it's not worth buying.

Has anyone read this book on the same subject?. It looks like it should be a worthwhile read, looking at the identities of the author and publisher.

 

I have this morning received my copy of Hunt vs Lauda: The Epic 1976 Formula 1 Season.  I have only had the chance to read the first chapter and scan through the rest of the book so far, but in my opinion Paul Fearnley has put together a great introductory book on the drivers and their rivalry during 1976.  The book of course is not as indepth as either of Lauda's autobiographies or the Gerald Donaldson James Hunt biography, but it does cover the important details and is written in a very digestible fashion.  There are also some superb pictures included, many I've not seen before. For some I think the style of the writing will not sit well, it has been written possibly with Rush in mind as as such reads as a screenplay with bombastic sections and full of induced emotion.  Personally I quite like the style, it has the feel of a novel, but with the strength of a factual tome. If you're new to the 1976 season I would definitely recommend it.

 

Colin



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 17:13

I have this morning received my copy of Hunt vs Lauda: The Epic 1976 Formula 1 Season.  I have only had the chance to read the first chapter and scan through the rest of the book so far, but in my opinion Paul Fearnley has put together a great introductory book on the drivers and their rivalry during 1976.  The book of course is not as indepth as either of Lauda's autobiographies or the Gerald Donaldson James Hunt biography, but it does cover the important details and is written in a very digestible fashion.  There are also some superb pictures included, many I've not seen before. For some I think the style of the writing will not sit well, it has been written possibly with Rush in mind as as such reads as a screenplay with bombastic sections and full of induced emotion.  Personally I quite like the style, it has the feel of a novel, but with the strength of a factual tome. If you're new to the 1976 season I would definitely recommend it.
 
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Thank you!

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 19:31

Following the success of the Bahamas Speed Weeks book published in 2006 a NEW REVISED edition, much enlarged, will be available in early December 2013. Dalton Watson are the publishers. The book also includes a section on the Revival meetings held in the Bahamas since the demise of the original event in 1966.

Any queries and enquires please let me know.

Terry O'Neil



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:06

Dalton Watson Fine Books is in the very final throes of closing the revised Bahamas Speed Week book for printing. Any members have images of either the original races or the revival races that can be added? Already have 180 new images but could do with more. More information can be found at http://cairo.directr...ing-2013-titles


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 16:54

Just a short note on the new McLaren, from the inside (Tyler Alexander) book:

 

Quite a large book 30x30 cm.. Just an intro, no real text , but captions.The first part (roughly 100+ pages) spanning the years 1962-74 are wonderful, despite some photos being too much enlarged , for my feelings..

But the second part 1999-2012 (32 pages) are rather mediocre snapshots...(especially one of the Mercedes Benz chairman).

 

If it has been a Haynes book--ok, but from David Bull????

 

Best regards Michael



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 18:47

Just a short note on the new McLaren, from the inside (Tyler Alexander) book:

 

Quite a large book 30x30 cm.. Just an intro, no real text , but captions.The first part (roughly 100+ pages) spanning the years 1962-74 are wonderful, despite some photos being too much enlarged , for my feelings..

But the second part 1999-2012 (32 pages) are rather mediocre snapshots...(especially one of the Mercedes Benz chairman).

 

If it has been a Haynes book--ok, but from David Bull????

 

Best regards Michael

:mad:  Another book that won't fit on my bookshelf (IKEA 'Billy' - the world's best selling bookshelf unit)


Edited by D-Type, 17 September 2013 - 18:48.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 20:20

:mad:  Another book that won't fit on my bookshelf (IKEA 'Billy' - the world's best selling bookshelf unit)

Duncan, absolutely right!! I too have the fine furniture of Sweden (made in Russia or where it is cheap..)--the owner of IKEA lives of course in Switzerland!!!

 

But there are more awful books :The 50th GTO book 30x45cm...

 

A new thread?? Which is your largest book??Borgeson's Cord-book??? Your smallest book??

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 14:44

I imagine Mr Haynes was referring to manuals. They generate wider margins, on far higher revenues.

 

I wish everyone in Sparkford well, especially Mark Hughes and his team. 

 

I think this acquisition of Floyd Clymer confirms the focus on manuals going forward, http://online.wsj.co...918-700929.html.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 15:32

:mad:  Another book that won't fit on my bookshelf (IKEA 'Billy' - the world's best selling bookshelf unit)

I've tried all the cheap ones from the likes of Argos and Homebase. The Billy is easily the best value for money - I've got some weighty tomes on my bottom shelf (Wimpffen, Georgano) and it hasn't "bowed" at all in 3 years. Presumably it's solid wood, and not laminated chipboard.

 

Highly recommended if your budget's a bit tight.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 16:37

I've tried all the cheap ones from the likes of Argos and Homebase. The Billy is easily the best value for money - I've got some weighty tomes on my bottom shelf (Wimpffen, Georgano) and it hasn't "bowed" at all in 3 years. Presumably it's solid wood, and not laminated chipboard.

 

Highly recommended if your budget's a bit tight.

Solid WOOD?? :eek: :eek:  take a pocket knife and see what's inside ( or not!!)

Here in Germany they have now a deeper version of the Billy, not only 28 cm, but 40cm!! Recommended!! But compared to the quality 20+ years ago it's a let-down in material and finish...

 

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 18:47

I am very sad to tell you that my dear friend and co-worker for nearly 4 years David Cross , has passed away yesterday.

Our book INSIDE THE PADDOCK took 2,5 years and thousands of e-mails in a close and often tense working together. David , always the diplomat, was to me an hounerable gentleman and became a very close friend .

He has made a new book , a companion to our first , but this time I play a smaller role , AROUND THE CIRCUIT, which follows the style of the first with lots of transporters AND other vehicle pictures at the Circuits.It should be out this year from Dalton Watson

#7336 Tuboscocca

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 21:37

I am very sad to tell you that my dear friend and co-worker for nearly 4 years David Cross , has passed away yesterday.

Our book INSIDE THE PADDOCK took 2,5 years and thousands of e-mails in a close and often tense working together. David , always the diplomat, was to me an hounerable gentleman and became a very close friend .

He has made a new book , a companion to our first , but this time I play a smaller role , AROUND THE CIRCUIT, which follows the style of the first with lots of transporters AND other vehicle pictures at the Circuits.It should be out this year from Dalton Watson

Bjorn, sad news--thank you for letting us know.

 

Michael



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:27

Bjorn, sad news--thank you for letting us know.

 

Michael

As the owners of Dalton Watson Fine Books, we saw David in Kidderminster as recently as last Sunday and he was still enthusiastic and capable of offering direction on his second book. He was signing inserts for the book right up to his last moments. He will  be missed. Glyn and Jean Morris.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 14:51

:mad:  Another book that won't fit on my bookshelf (IKEA 'Billy' - the world's best selling bookshelf unit)

 

Fits on mine!



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Posted 21 September 2013 - 20:20

Does anyone know what is delaying the publication of

A Chequered Life: Graham Warner and The Chequered Flag

 

I've had it on order for ages.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:39

Does anyone know what is delaying the publication of

A Chequered Life: Graham Warner and The Chequered Flag

 

I've had it on order for ages.

Elansprint--just wait two month: November, according to Veloce publishing.. :lol:

 

http://www.veloce.co...ucts/search.php

 

Regards Michael



#7341 Vitesse2

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 18:03

Sorry to hear that, Karl. But given the amount of crap they've been publishing of late I'm not entirely surprised they're retrenching - it looks to me like Old Man Haynes has put his foot down and insisted they go back to what they know and understand.

 

There's been some coverage of this in the local press, but it mainly concentrates on the closure of the distribution centre, which is just about the only employer of any note in Sparkford. Given that they're saying that they're going to realign the manuals business towards online and digital, I suspect that puts the print works in doubt as well. Ultimately that could leave the whole Sparkford site at risk so in due course I would fully expect to see what remains of editorial relocated to the museum site just up the road ...

 

http://www.thisissom...tail/story.html

Well, that didn't take long - although I somehow missed the fact that they'd sold the print works already ...

 

Haynes to close Sparkford headquarters and distribution centre

 

Car book publishers Haynes is closing its distribution centre and headquarters in Somerset due to falling sales of its books.

 

The headquarters in Sparkford will move to new premises and the company's in-house distribution centre will close, with work outsourced.

 

Haynes said job cuts would affect a "relatively small number of roles".

 

The company said it would now focus on workshop manuals for professional mechanics and on its digital platforms.

 

Chief executive Eric Oakley said its current headquarters, which employs about 70 people, "no longer meets the requirements of a modern information publishing business".

 

"The book distribution market has changed significantly," he said.

 

"The investment that would be needed to upgrade the UK facility for the requirements of a modern-day logistics operation would far outweigh the future benefit to the business.

 

"The board has therefore concluded it is no longer commercially feasible to maintain a UK distribution facility and the process of transferring this part of the business to a third party logistics provider will begin shortly."

 

'Financial footing'

 

In 2009 the firm sold its printing press to JF Prints but it closed down two years later.

 

No further details of the job cuts have been released.

 

Mr Oakley said: "Whilst any business decision which impacts on our existing and often long-serving employee base is difficult to make, the board believes that the changes to the UK operations are vital at this time to put the UK business back on a firm financial footing from which we can grow the business."

 

The company has said it is still looking for a new site for its company headquarters.

 

Sales of Haynes' car manuals fell 7% last year, while its general publishing sales were down 18%.

 

 

Haynes Publishing Group has reported falls in revenue and profit in its results for the year ended 31st May 2013.

 

Revenue at the publisher, which specialises in car repair manuals, stood at £27.6m, down from £29.8m in 2012, a fall of 7%. Operating profits in 2013 were £3.8m, a 25% decline from 2012's £5.1m.

 

However, the profits were ahead of market expectations which stood at £3.6m.

 

Chairman J Haynes said the results were the result of "soft" demand for its traditional print manuals in the UK, but that its professional range, rebranded last year from Vivid to HaynesPro, has seen "strong revenue growth".

 

He added: "As a group, for the most part, we were able to weather the early impact of the economic downturn and, whilst it was unrealistic to expect sustainable growth during this period, we were able to maintain group profitability. However, over the last two years we have faced a strengthening headwind in our core automotive manual markets and more recently a significant slowdown in the UK general publishing market."

 

Earlier this month, the publisher, based in the West Country, announced it would restructure its editorial teams, and close its distribution centre in Yeovil, leading to what it called "a small number" of redundancies.

 

The moves came after a six-month strategic review of the business, which will lead the publisher to focus on "areas with the largest growth potential—DIY manuals; information systems for use by professional mechanics; and the expansion of its digital offering, including the development of additional digital platforms."

 

Haynes said that the review of the company would "help return the group to revenue and profit growth".

 

This month, the company also announced the acquisition of Clymer and Intertec Manuals, a US motorcycle repair manual publisher. Haynes said the group would continue to review new acquisition opportunities.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...merset-24209425

 

http://www.thebookse...g-slowdown.html

 

My money would still be on the museum site though. AFAIK the building which was originally earmarked for the museum's never-opened archive is still pretty much an empty shell.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:21

The demise of the specialist book seller is a sad development. In addition to all the things said previously in this thread, it leads to a situation where browsing books one might potentially buy becomes ever more difficult. For every book I'm prepared to buy without seeing there must be 5-10 that I will not commit to without seeing them first.

So, how many places are there left where you can just drop in and have a look at most of the motoring titles that have been published in the past 12 months? Libreria dell'Automobile in Milan, Passion Auto in Paris, Motors Mania in Pau...

Others are not easily accessible for a traveler unless he rents a car. Chaters still have a showroom, but not all of their titles can be seen there. Hortons - I've never been there, but am led to believe that they tend to put wraps even on books that come without them from the publisher.

What else is there? I believe a list would come in handy for many forum members.



#7343 helioseism

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 13:42

Andy's Motorbooks, Morgartenstrasse 22, Zurich, Switzerland is another bricks & mortar store that you can browse in.

 



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 16:06

Hortons - I've never been there, but am led to believe that they tend to put wraps even on books that come without them from the publisher.

 

 

They will take the wrapper off for you to browse if you ask. They can afford a new wrapper.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 19:05

Andy's Motorbooks, Morgartenstrasse 22, Zurich, Switzerland is another bricks & mortar store that you can browse in.

Andy is unfortunately not very friendly! :down:



#7346 helioseism

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 19:19

Andy is unfortunately not very friendly! :down:

He has been very friendly to me whenver I go there.



#7347 helioseism

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 20:58

Another browsable store: Autobooks-Aerobooks, 2900 W. Magnolia, Burbank, California



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 15:16

There's David Thomas Motoring Books, tucked away behind the High Street in Ledbury, Herefordshire - open by weekdays by appointment and more of a warehouse than a 'proper' shop, but a real Aladdin's Cave of books, brochures, photos, posters etc. 



#7349 Dino246

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 15:12

I recently bought 'Deauville 1936' from Mr Thomas online. Very pleased with the book and the excellent service.



#7350 helioseism

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 00:53

A number of new books:

 

Targa Florio 1955-1973 by Ed Heuvink  Link

F1 Retro 1970 by Mark Hughes  Link

The Put-In-Bay Road Races 1952-1963 by Carl Goodwin  Link

The Tasca Ford Legacy by Bob McClurg  Link

Grand Prix Ferrari - The Years Of Enzo Ferrari's Power 1948-1980 by Anthony Pritchard   Link

Grand Prix Ford - DFV-Powered Formula 1 Cars by Anthony Pritchard  Link