Many readers of British Trams Online will no doubt be aware by now of the new book, ‘Blackpool Trams – Where Are They Now?’ which is written and produced by your writer, Andrew Waddington. I wanted to use the platform of this website, to provide an update on how things are going with the book, and also to thank everyone who has supported me with the publication so far.
Early sales of the book have exceeded all of my expectations, once again proving beyond any doubt just how much interest there is in Blackpool’s historic trams. As well as posting out numerous copies, I am also pleased to say that a number of specialist retailers are now stocking the book. It can now be purchased from the Blackpool Tram Shop at the front of Blackpool’s North Pier, ‘Scothern & Williamson’ at Crich Tramway Village, and the Heaton Park Tramway gift shop, Manchester. I would like to thank all of these stockists for having faith in the product and putting their money behind it. I was amazed when, having sent a large quantity of books to the Blackpool Tram Shop in time for the Easter weekend, I received an email a few days after the Bank Holiday asking for more stock, as the original order had virtually all sold out!
So, to everyone who has bought the book, I would like to say a massive thank-you for believing in me and I hope that you have enjoyed it. The feedback I’ve received has been wonderful, and has really made all the hard work that went into it worthwhile (although naturally the money is nice as well!). For those of you haven’t got a copy yet, you can still order it from me directly by emailing AndrewVulpes@aol.com to request an order form; alternatively it can be purchased from the locations listed above.
Finally, a few people have asked me: “When is Volume 2 coming out?” Naturally due to the nature of the subject, the information in my book is very changeable – a few trams have already moved to new homes since it was published, with more changes expected in the coming months. Hopefully I will produce an updated volume at some point in the future, but realistically this won’t be for a few years, to make it a really worthwhile venture. Also, I wouldn’t expect people to shell out for effectively the same thing again after a short space of time. As for whether there will be any other books to follow, who knows!?