The Dinnages Publishing Imprint – Our publications
Becoming book dealers before we even had our own ‘bricks and mortar’ shop in Brighton between 1990-2000, we were buying in former owned transport books and as a stockist of three of the main transport publishers at the time.
On behalf of an author we were then given the task of handling the sole distribution of a book on Southdown Motor Services and its buses from a drivers prospective. Self published back in 2001, although unfortunately did not receive an ISBN number before being put into print, still all copies eventually sold out and is now classed as Out of Print.
Printing our own catalogues and newsletters, we have our own small in-house print and design facilities, along with a backup of using various UK digital and litho printers too.
During 2011 we published an eight page promotional and historical booklet for The Brighton Tram 53 Society at no initial outlay to them other than the paper print cost to us.
With a number of topics in mind, the photographic and print material in negatives and slides gained over our thirty years and more as a reference, is something to cherish yet provide others with enjoyment too, and we have been looking to make more of our collections available to others in print form than just as we have offered over those years as photographs since 1993.
Steam in and around Eastleigh by Ted Gamblin – ISBN 9781838359201
Our very first publication under our own imprint and ISBN number has been in the pipeline for some four years now on behalf of the author who has since sadly passed away. First discussed late 2017, initially from his hand written notes and of the chosen seventy-five photographs, the additional corrective research required to the typed files in 2018 has indeed been quite an interesting development, and certainly not been an easy cut and paste into a finished publication.
This new publication aims to serve as a visual memory through the perspective of a young man’s eye combined with a meticulous record of detail, location and dates, while this personal record will be enjoyed by other avid railway enthusiasts and historians in the topic and in print as a tribute to the author who so dearly wished for his memories to be remembered.
Released on the 19th September 2021, the book is now available direct from us through a number of our online outlets, and our occasional stall found at what we consider are the best events in Southern England while we will be inviting some true ‘bricks and mortar’ bookshops and transport or local history related museums to take stock. We particularly wish to support the independent retail bookshop or collectible store, and while we use both Bibilo, Etsy and eBay for some of our collectibles, this and any other future publication will not be made available through Amazon as a new publication, although the ISBN gets listed in various places, in time only maybe second-hand copies may find thier way on there. Amazon has done little to support independent bookshops.
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The November edition of The Railway Magazine gives a long and detailed review of the “Steam in and around Eastleigh” book in the November cover edition.
“A pleasant addition to the library for Southern Region fans” GE The Railway Magazine
You can find the review here on PressReader
Heritage Railway gave a similarly long review of our title in their December 2021 issue, calling it “Splendid for Southern fans” https://www.pressreader.com/9l21/details
Buy through the ‘Add to Cart’ above using PayPal. Also through Square, listed here at Biblio while a downloadable catalogue can be read from this link too.
The book can also be ordered and borrowed for reading through the Eastleigh & Chandlers Ford library service.
Stockists of this book will be listed here, do support the retail outlets.
To be listed on this site, if not approached directly, please do send us a message to take stock of the book. Trade discount, 30 day terms and on a full Sale or Return basis.
Suitable railway magazines that may have reviewed the book listed here with their previously known ABC data.
The Railway Magazine 36,523 – Reviewed November issue 3rd November 2021.
Heritage Railway (no data) – Reviewed December issue 21st December 2021.
Steam Railway 32266
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