The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

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GFBIII

3 posts

63 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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I too hope you will bring back the printed version. I have ordered print versions prior, and must have simply overlooked that the 2019 edition has been released (was there any announcement to previous purchasers?). I’ll be ordering the Kindle version now, but please consider this my vote to again offer the printed version in the future. It is an absolutely wonderful guide, and thanks for all you do to compile the information annually.

Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Thanks for your kind feedback GFBIII smile, the print option is under review as a lot of people seem to prefer a physical book, so it will be revisited in a few months time.

But, aside from the requests for faster Worldwide shipping that helped stimulated the Kindle route, we also have a growing weight problem as we keep adding pages, the latest extra 20+ pages pops the guide over another weight band adding to shipping costs. So, there are a range of reasons why we are trying Kindle only at the moment.

Thanks for your support in trying the format thumbup


As we have turned a page I’m adding the new details again, hope that’s ok smile


This is the new 15th edition published January 2019.

These are the UK/US links but it is available on all Amazon sites Worldwide in local currency.
Amazon UK
Amazon USA
You can download the Kindle app for the following formats:
Android devices (tablets or phones) -
Amazon Fire/Kindle devices.
Apple (Mac, iPad & iPhone).
Microsoft PC (Computers).

Edited by Grant3 on Monday 21st January 23:03

oilit

1,230 posts

135 months

Wednesday 23rd January 2019
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I too would buy again if it was printed, but I don't 'do e-books'.

Not meant as a criticism - just feedback :-)

Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Wednesday 23rd January 2019
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oilit said:
I too would buy again if it was printed, but I don't 'do e-books'.
Not meant as a criticism - just feedback :-)
Thanks for the post, appreciated smile there is clearly still demand for a physical printed guide.

With the the Kindle version You can download a free sample few pages to see how it looks/works as a digital book.

I felt the same way as you initially until using and living with the guide on my ipad and now prefer this to the printed book. But I’ll certainly keep you informed if/when we do reprint and thanks for your support.

Cheers
Grant smile

rallymaster123

28 posts

21 months

Saturday 2nd February 2019
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Bought the kindle version this morning - read the first few chapters, excellent writing. Well worth a read.

Damianos

87 posts

24 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Just finished reading this over the weekend, great writing and a fantastic source of knowledge. Excellent work!

faa77

476 posts

28 months

Friday 22nd February 2019
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I just went on Amazon to buy it, only to discover it is Kindle-only. Sorry to repeat what has already been said but I would only buy a physical book too.

Edited by faa77 on Friday 22 February 19:40

faa77

476 posts

28 months

Friday 22nd February 2019
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Grant3 said:
Thanks for your kind feedback GFBIII smile, the print option is under review as a lot of people seem to prefer a physical book, so it will be revisited in a few months time.

But, aside from the requests for faster Worldwide shipping that helped stimulated the Kindle route, we also have a growing weight problem as we keep adding pages, the latest extra 20+ pages pops the guide over another weight band adding to shipping costs. So, there are a range of reasons why we are trying Kindle only at the moment.

Thanks for your support in trying the format thumbup


As we have turned a page I’m adding the new details again, hope that’s ok smile


This is the new 15th edition published January 2019.

These are the UK/US links but it is available on all Amazon sites Worldwide in local currency.
Amazon UK
Amazon USA
You can download the Kindle app for the following formats:
Android devices (tablets or phones) -
Amazon Fire/Kindle devices.
Apple (Mac, iPad & iPhone).
Microsoft PC (Computers).

Edited by Grant3 on Monday 21st January 23:03
Hi, firstly thank you for replying to posts in this forum. I think most people interested in such a niche (great!) book would be fine paying a few extra pounds for postage.



Edited by faa77 on Friday 22 February 22:24

BlackV8

236 posts

55 months

Friday 22nd February 2019
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Well said and I would be in ...

Cheers

Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Monday 25th February 2019
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rallymaster123 said:
Bought the kindle version this morning - read the first few chapters, excellent writing. Well worth a read.
Damianos said:
Just finished reading this over the weekend, great writing and a fantastic source of knowledge. Excellent work!
Hi Guys apologies for the delayed reply and many thanks for taking the time to give feedback, glad you enjoyed the guide smile


faa77 said:
I just went on Amazon to buy it, only to discover it is Kindle-only. Sorry to repeat what has already been said but I would only buy a physical book too.
Hi Faa77 & BlackV8, I do understand that some people prefer a physical printed book and as mentioned we will be reviewing things in a couple of months time. It is not just about the cost of postage (about £12 to the USA for the heavier update), but also reducing the many international queries we were receiving about delivery times, plus dealing with the odd loss in the mail, in addition to print management, packing, postage etc. This isn't about money, the Kindle version makes less than a printed book, but provides better service with instant delivery and quicker updates.

For future editions we can also add items like videos to the guide, so there is also further potential.

You can download a few sample pages free to see what it looks like on your phone/tablet or computer, Apologies for repeating things, but I hope you will give it a try as there are also benefits over print, ie you can zoom into images and make text larger, bookmark pages and add notes and easily navigate around all the many pages. I now use the ipad version in preference to the printed guide, and yes even in the "reading room" (loo!!!) biggrinwink




cptkaos

1 posts

19 months

Monday 25th February 2019
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Grant - this book was single handedly responsible for my purchase of the v12 vantage s. Thank you so much.

Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Wednesday 27th February 2019
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cptkaos said:
Grant - this book was single handedly responsible for my purchase of the v12 vantage s. Thank you so much.
Brilliant thumbup may I say you have great taste, the V12VS is awesome.

The new DBS has been tagged as "a brute in a suit" and I think the V12V should have been given a similar nick name ..maybe "a brute in a tailored suit" - beautiful design, classy image with an adrenalin pumping beast within wink I hope you are enjoying the ownership experience.

XXXAngelXXX

1,682 posts

185 months

Friday 22nd March 2019
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Hi Grant btw smokin

Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Monday 25th March 2019
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XXXAngelXXX said:
Hi Grant btw smokin
Angel, you are back thumbup ... love your new Aston cool

XXXAngelXXX

1,682 posts

185 months

Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Thanks mate - the AMG engine rocks - i got the best of both worlds now smile

alan powley

243 posts

89 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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I want a printed version .

m.barnes

171 posts

168 months

Monday 29th April 2019
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Just a note to say I have pretty much finished reading my copy. Read through some a while ago, then went back this week and re-read and made a load of notes prior to what was supposed to be an inspection of a vantage I was hoping to buy.

Sadly the car sold the day before I got to it, but I feel really equipped now to have a look round a future potential purchase. The book is amazing and invaluable!

matthewjeans

94 posts

125 months

Monday 29th April 2019
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I'm buying a 2006 DB9 Volante Manual this week and I am desperate for a physical copy of this book - sadly I don't use a kindle!


gaussianmist

37 posts

26 months

Tuesday 30th April 2019
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Put it on your smartphone.

Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Thursday 2nd May 2019
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m.barnes said:
Just a note to say I have pretty much finished reading my copy. Read through some a while ago, then went back this week and re-read and made a load of notes prior to what was supposed to be an inspection of a vantage I was hoping to buy.

Sadly the car sold the day before I got to it, but I feel really equipped now to have a look round a future potential purchase. The book is amazing and invaluable!
Cheers Matt, you are a gent smile take your time and find the right beastie for you, looking is half the fun, keep us posted.