Articles posted by: Heather Davies

POSTER TO POSTER RECOGNIZED AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Friday, January 17, 2014

We were surprised but absolutely delighted to see Nick Higham’s Literary Review of The Year 2013 broadcast over the Christmas holidays.  In this programme our Volume 6 was included alongside Booker Prize winners past and present, critically acclaimed authors and other notable publications during last year.  Our books were held up as the example of a coffee table book that would not work as an eBook.  To have been recognized at national level is testament to our hard work and commitment to quality over more than a decade.

It was broadcast a total of seven times, two of which were on Christmas Day.  Details can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes.  The publicity we have received from the BBC has meant that Volume 6 will shortly go out of print.

VOLUME 7 AVAILABILITY

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013

We have had a number of people order Volume 7 as Christmas presents.  This short post is to make it clear that this volume will be published Spring 2014.  We have made it available to pre-order on our shop page simply because we did not want to disappoint those people who have supported us throughout, because interest in this book is extremely high.  Production costs have rocketed resulting in a smaller print run than previous volumes.

We wish to make it clear that the pre-order facility we have made available guarantees those who do pre-order will receive a signed copy when the book comes out.  Pre-orders will be dispatched before general release to retail shops.

ORDER NOW FOR CHRISTMAS – LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Sunday, December 1, 2013

As we are now approaching the holiday season Interlink informs us that the last posting day for books guaranteed as Christmas Day presents will be December 20th.  This enables delivery to be made to you by 23rd December.

We can also report excellent sales on Volume 6 , so much so that availability of this volume is limited and it looks as if it will be out of print during the first part of 2014.  The same is true for Volume 3 as numbers here have also dwindled during 2013.

Richard is making steady progress with Volume 7 – The Glorious South West – having completed Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire & most of South Devon.  This leaves North Devon, Cornwall & the Islands to write with all these chapters already laid out.  It promises to be a large book, and advance orders so far mean almost a third of the planned print run is already sold.

JDF OFFICES CLOSED

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS FROM 10TH SEPTEMBER 2013 UNTIL 2ND OCTOBER 2013 OUR OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED.

WE HAVE LIMITED ACCESS TO EMAIL, SO WILL TRY TO ACKNOWLEDGE ORDERS , BUT ANY ORDERS WILL BE DISPATCHED ON OUR RETURN.

 

 

OFFICES CLOSED AS WE UNDERTAKE NORTH WEST AREA PROMOTION

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

From the end of today JDF Gloucester Offices will be closed as we journey to the North West area for a series of promotional visits.

Tomorrow (Wednesday 14th August) will see us in Colwyn Bay for a tv interview with ITV Wales.  Chapter 6 of the North West book ( Richard’s favourite) has attracted a great deal of interest so we are hoping to feature several of these in the area they were intended to promote.  In the afternoon we journey to Southport where Broadhursts Books are featuring our series on their trade stand at Southport Flower Show.

On Thursday 15th August we have a book signing at Formby Books ( see www.formbybooks. co.uk) and here we will display an original 1950 Southport poster. Do come and see us from 4.30 p.m onwards.

On Friday 16th August we are being interviewed by Mighty FM (see www.mightyfm.co.uk) who are the community voice for the Southport area.  Volume 6 features many quite wonderful Southport posters and we hope to acquaint residents of this important resort town with their glorious past heritage. We are also seeing Champion newspapers who are keen to do a feature on Volume 6.

The offices will re-open on Monday 19th August.  During our absence we will check emails and reply to any urgent matters.

Meet the author with Nick Higham

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013

We went to London a couple of weeks ago as Richard was interviewed about Volume 6 of Poster to Poster – Railway Journeys in Art by Nick Higham for his programme ” Meet the Author “.  The programme should have gone out last week but due to the tragic Spanish rail disaster it was delayed a few days.  It is however now available on the BBC iPlayer  using the link below

As a result of this we have had a fantastic response to the book.

JDF OFFICES CLOSED

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This short post is to inform everybody that our offices are now closed until 9.00 a.m. on Thursday 1st August.  All orders received in the next week will be dispatched at the end of next week.  We will have limited access to emails and will be able to reply to urgent messages.  We will have more copies of Volume 6 to be able to serve all orders.

Order Volumes 6 & 7 from the website

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Friday, July 19, 2013

Now that we are beginning to receive final copies of Volume 6 from the binders we can offer on line ordering facilities for this book , and pre-order facility for Volume 7.  This book is over half laid out and as production costs are rising all of the time this eagerly awaited volume will see a limited print run ; so when they are gone they are gone!!  Delivery is by courier only as these companies are now far cheaper than Royal Mail.  Our partner in the UK is Interlink Express, and to Europe & Worldwide it will be Fedex.

Early feedback on Volume 6 suggests readers think this is the best one yet! Print run is also limited and within the first week 30% of the total copies printed are already sold.

Volume 6 at last !!!!

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

After all the delays in publishing this book we now have started sending out copies to all our customers who had faith in us and pre-ordered.  We are sending them out in the order we received them.  Feedback already  says it is the best book yet !!

 

Thanking everyone for your patience for what has been a difficult, logistical time for us.  The books are having to be hand stitched, so the overall quality has turned out to be worth waiting for. Special thanks to Amadeus Press in Yorkshire and T J International in Padstow.

ORIGINAL POSTERS FOR SALE – SOON!

Posted by: Heather Davies – Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

We will be shortly posting a list of original railway posters which will be available for sale.  We have been asked by the widows of two eminent poster artists to help dispose of surplus stock.

If this is of interest please contact us detailing specific wants.