The Rod Hutchinson and Chris Yates Legacy

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Walkerburt
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Re: The Rod Hutchinson and Chris Yates Legacy

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Still finding it difficult to find publishers rehashing old articles to make up another book…
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Re: The Rod Hutchinson and Chris Yates Legacy

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As a long time bibliophile and in view of the cost of newly published books, it is really frustrating when publishers verbally over-promote, while showing relatively little of the contents of a book.
As a future guide to encouraging a prospective buyer, I'd suggest the following minimum data from publishers as being helpful:
Total no. of pages, the book's size, whether photos (if any) are colour or b&w, a list of the chapters (i.e. the Contents page), whether it is non-fiction or not, whether it is based on UK fishing or International.
In recent years it has often paid to wait until a book is second-hand before deciding whether its launch price was justified. Simply announcing that a book is 'great' means nothing.

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Re: The Rod Hutchinson and Chris Yates Legacy

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Can only agree with that SussexMan,

Other criteria for me:

Ist Edition? 1st Edition thus?

Reprints of books by authors long since deceased (J.J. Hardy, B.B. Sheringham, Dennis Pye et al). Reprint with author’s name not featured (Michael Traherne, B.B. was the illustrator)

Signed copies. Signed by author/publisher (a joke surely)? Signed by all contributors? How do they do that and keep the book new? Rhetorical question there.

Limited edition. How many published? Numbered? No 2nd edition? Seconds? (FFCL early titles)

Honestly, I have stopped buying new books now, they are a parody of books written by real anglers.
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