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PostSubject: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptyMon Jan 13, 2014 11:46 am

This new work from Ken is a must have addition to the library.It is in essence a tourist guide to the battlefields plus a lot more. Maps, Photos, where they are, what happened, how they look now: superbly presented and not just confined to the major areas. The smaller incidents are equally well covered with GPS references to aid in their location. Having spent a hell of a lot of time cruising around trying to find some of these sites my only criticism of Ken is why the hell didn't you do this earlier.
Having just bought a similar publication from Nicki Von Der Heyde I can bit compare. Nicki's book is broader in its scope taking in the Anglo Boer war and a bigger Geographical area but lacks the coverage of the AZ as a result. Ive bought both but the first one I will reach for will be Ken Gillings.

Nice one Ken

Price R295.00 From Fogarty's Bookshop: e mail fogartys@global.co.za
ISBN 978-1-920143-90-9
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Discovering-Battlefields-Anglo-Zulu-War-Gillings/dp/1920143904
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Phew - that's a relief, thanks Springbok9...!
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Is my cheque in the post?
Well done mate, your book is a definite go to on the shelves. Nicki is better looking though

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Wait until I put my make-up on...
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I have friend going up to Isandlwana, is your book in the lodge shop? Or has Rob flooded it with his stuff?

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It is slowly going through the sales sausage machine. I asked 30 Degrees South's I-Go distributors to call on them. Talana Museum have ordered.
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i ordered through Amazon in October . Am still waiting - hopefully they can sort their supply issues out.

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PostSubject: Re: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptyFri Jan 31, 2014 3:18 pm

oh dear doesnt look too hopeful!! Message received today from Amazon..

Unfortunately, the release date for the item(s) listed below was changed by the supplier, and we need to provide you with a new estimated delivery date based on the new release date:

Gillings, Ken "Discovering the Battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War"
Estimated arrival date: March 25 2014 - March 27 2014

One of our aims is to provide a convenient and efficient service but in this case, we've fallen short. Please accept our sincere apologies.

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I got the same message having previously had one for the first week of February!

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I ordered through Fogerty. delivery 10 days
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Please keep me informed. If there is a further delay I'll contact the publisher and try to have it resolved.
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Ken
Get your sales people to contact Charles Aikenhead at Rorkes Drift Hotel, he would love to stock your book.

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Thank you for your interest, everyone. I have asked 30 Degrees South to call on Charles Aikenhead at Rorke's Drift Hotel (he in fact spoke to me about it when I stayed at the hotel in December), and will follow up. I sincerely appreciate your suggestions and comments and have forwarded them to the Publisher. Regards, Ken
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Hi Ken
Are you aware if it's actually in any shops in Sth Africa at this moment ? . I'm certain I'll be looking to get it
on Springbok's recommendation .
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'Afternoon 90th. I have seen it in the CNA and I was told today that it is in Exclusive Books at the Pavilion, so hopefully it has been listed and can be ordered if there is no stock at other branches.
Regards, Ken
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Hi Ken,
Will all the "Exclusive Books" stores in SA carry it in stock too?

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I believe so Barry. Once it has been listed, if a particular branch doesn't have stock, it can be ordered for someone at their request.
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Hi Ken,
Thanks, I have however found it on Kalahari.com too. Getting it from them will save some shoe leather.
Kalahari  promise a 7 working day delivery, but I am not holding my breath.

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Thanks - please keep me in the loop and above all, tell me what you think of the book!
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PostSubject: Re: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptyTue Feb 18, 2014 8:55 pm

Hi Ken.
Would love to tell you my thoughts on your book. The problem is that, Amazon keep putting the date back. I put my order in, in December. It's a shame, because I'm sure you must of lost sales because of this. They now tell me that your book will be with me at the end of March. Not so sure about that!

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I'm terribly sorry you have been inconvenienced in this manner, Warrior. I have a meeting with the Publisher at 08h00 in the morning and will check what is causing the delay. Regards, Ken
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Hi, Ken.
Thanks for the reply. Would be nice to know what causes the delays. Really looking forward to the book.
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PostSubject: Re: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptyMon Mar 03, 2014 7:29 pm

Ken,

For your information Amazon.co.uk still cannot give a delivery date and are offering an opt-out option to those who have expressed an interest.

You might want to wake your publishers up to this fact.

I take a review copy if they want?

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http://witnessnews.mobi/news/read/1510/gillings-new-book-is-helping-south-africans-discover-their-own-history
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Thanks littlehand for sharing that article much appreciated .
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Hi All,
For all of you battling with Amazon's shoddy service, try Kalahari.com.
I had a good experience with Kalahari, ordering on 03/2, courier delivery to my door, was on 14/02.

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Barry,

Looking at their home page it looks just like Amazon by another name.

The problem is as it is South African based there are bound to additional costs involved.

John Y.
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PostSubject: Re: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptyWed Mar 05, 2014 4:44 am

Hi JY.
Delivery charges were R35 which incurred a total charge of R260. Charges for delivery to the UK would at least double, so if there is no urgency, one must just wait out this supply glitch.
I am sure that Ken will have taken up the issues with the parties concerned.

regards

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Hi Ken

Amazon are saying that your book is now unavailable! Can you tell me what's going on?

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptySun Mar 09, 2014 11:30 am

Try Kalahari. Tad more expensive but great service. Currently R225.

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PostSubject: Re: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptySun Mar 09, 2014 1:18 pm

Warrion2, according to Chris Cocks of 30 Degrees South Publishers, the book is unlikely to reach the UK for another 3 months of so. From what Springbok has indicated, Kalahari's price is extremely fair by all appearances.
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PostSubject: Re: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptySun Mar 09, 2014 1:46 pm

Ken,

The publishers appear to have let you down, what is the cause of a three month delay of orders reaching the U.K.? I ordered your book in December 2013 from Amazon.co.uk at the cost of £14.95.

If I were to order it through Kalahari it would cost R.225, plus the price of postage from S.A. as Barry indicates above R.70, plus the chance of being hit with import duties by the Customs, which would put it over and above the U.K. price.

I note that you politely ducked the review copy question I posed above.

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John Y.
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PostSubject: Re: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptySun Mar 09, 2014 3:43 pm

Good afternoon John.
According to the Publisher, their overseas agent is collating orders and to save costs, a bulk shipment will be despatched in due course.
I'm afraid I overlooked your offer to review; I'll raise it with 30 Degrees South
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Ken
Thanks for the reply. I would seriously consider changing publishers, if that's the case. Your sales would've suffered considerably because of this. But, I'll still wait for your book!
Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptyMon Mar 10, 2014 1:23 pm

The same situation with Keith Smiths new book, Pen and Sword Books advertised it, I bought, now they can only supply in May/June. Take solace Ken, even the Aussies and English cock up on occasion!

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PostSubject: Re: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptyMon Mar 10, 2014 8:30 pm

English Not that often though !!!!! Please remember the Aussies originally came from England, albeit with a ball & chain!!! Ironic that we have to pay to go to now!!! Rough justice!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptyMon Apr 28, 2014 5:43 pm

Ken,

This today from Amazon:

We're still trying to obtain the following item[s] you ordered on December 10 2013.

Gillings, Ken "Discovering the Battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War"

We're awaiting a revised estimate from our supplier, and will email you as soon as we receive this information.

If you'd prefer to cancel the item, please visit Your Account on the link below.


No contact from your publishers either so they obviously don't want a peer review.

John Y.

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Ken, it would be quicker to post signed copies yourself !  agree 
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PostSubject: Re: Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings   Discovering the battlefields of the Anglo Zulu War by Ken Gillings EmptyMon Apr 28, 2014 9:26 pm

John, this can be arranged, believe it or not. I-GO Books are marketing DTBOTAZW locally and it is still available from 30 Degrees South Publishers via their website. Orders are evidently despatched from Pinetown Printers' warehouse. I signed several copies a few weeks ago, and was told that if such a stipulation was made on the order, their representative in Pinetown ("Michael") would ensure that it happens. Regards, Ken
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It's true it can!

http://www.30degreessouth.co.za/discovering_the_battlefields_of_the_anglo-zulu_war.html

http://www.igobooks.co.za/product/history/discovering-battlefields-anglo-zulu-war
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