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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Jan 21, 06:43 PM
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Posted By SimonV
Many thanks for your comments, Jim. That's just...

Many thanks for your comments, Jim. That's just the fillip we need just now. 2020 was a pretty horrid year for all things Florida, but we had hopes 2021 would see us moving back in the right...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Jan 21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Sorry to see this. Amazon are going to put us out...

Sorry to see this. Amazon are going to put us out of business at this rate :(
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Jan 21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Yes, we're like that, too. There's nothing like...

Yes, we're like that, too. There's nothing like having the book in hand to make it feel 'real.'
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jan 21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
It will be interesting to see what happens. Our...

It will be interesting to see what happens. Our publisher still can't get any response from Amazon about what's gone wrong with their system, so we're as much in the dark as anyone at the moment :(
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Jan 21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
It's definitely not a silly question, but we're...

It's definitely not a silly question, but we're actually here in Orlando and haven't even seen the 2021 edition yet ourselves! The costs of shipping them out here and then back to Dibbers would...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jan 21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Well ≈≈≈≈≈≈, to be blunt. That shouldn't really...

Well ≈≈≈≈≈≈, to be blunt. That shouldn't really be happening because new stocks WILL be on the way. But the book trade is acting like a millstone round our necks right now and we just can't get any...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Jan 21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Sadly, that is only too true. We remain surprised...

Sadly, that is only too true. We remain surprised that quite a few places are still in business, despite virtually no income in 2020, but we have certainly lost a few in the course of events...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jan 21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Ironically, we just had an email from the...

Ironically, we just had an email from the editorial director today that said the 2022 edition will definitely be going ahead. The only question will be the exact timing (i.e. publishing for Oct, Nov...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Jan 21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
I would sincerely hope it's back in stock by...

I would sincerely hope it's back in stock by March. We are usually just starting our work on the next year's edition by then!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Jan 21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Very good question. We haven't heard anything at...

Very good question. We haven't heard anything at all so far this year, so it's time we dropped another query in the publisher's Inbox! It is really difficult to predict anything just now, though. I...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Dec 20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
That's very good to hear, Vicki7. We know there...

That's very good to hear, Vicki7. We know there was an initial run and that some copies did go out before the bookstores decided they wouldn't stock any new 2021 editions. Hopefully now the vaccine...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Dec 20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Hopefully you'll find a lot that you haven't come...

Hopefully you'll find a lot that you haven't come across before. And, if there's one thing we would highlight for those who have been multiple times but want something different, it's the Lake Apopka...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Dec 20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
We hope you enjoy it. If nothing else, it should...

We hope you enjoy it. If nothing else, it should make you nostalgic for Orlando pre-pandemic! :)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Dec 20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
We will have everything VERY firmly crossed for...

We will have everything VERY firmly crossed for you, and thousands of others, jas :thumbs-up
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 20 Dec 20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
That might just be the best idea of the year so...

That might just be the best idea of the year so far!

And, books aside, we could well see if we can persuade the airport to do some sort of welcoming committee when flights resume again. It's a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 19 Dec 20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
I can't tell you how bummed we are to hear this...

I can't tell you how bummed we are to hear this (as we have heard it over and over again) :( We have pretty much spent the whole year NOT seeing family and friends this year and it has become such a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Dec 20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
OK, we have now been able to track this down...

OK, we have now been able to track this down online, thanks to Stu, and, yes, we can confirm this is the full 2021 update, with all the (inevitable) mentions of the pandemic and the many things that...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Dec 20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Many thanks, Stu, we just couldn't find it on...

Many thanks, Stu, we just couldn't find it on Amazon.co.uk, even with a full Kindle search (maybe the perils of being in the US?!).

Ironically the UK site doesn't give us the 'Look Inside'...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Dec 20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Can I ask where you downloaded your sample from,...

Can I ask where you downloaded your sample from, Disneybear, as I can't find any mention of it on Amazon?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Dec 20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Good question. We will find out...

Good question. We will find out...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Dec 20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
I think we've finally got to the bottom of the...

I think we've finally got to the bottom of the problem right now, and it's two-fold.

First, bookstores are not stocking travel guides, mainly because they believe there's no market for them. With...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Dec 20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Love it! Thankfully, the Brit Guide is still in...

Love it! Thankfully, the Brit Guide is still in vintage condition (unlike cassette tapes! ).
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Dec 20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
OK, sounds like it's time for another email to...

OK, sounds like it's time for another email to Distribution. This really shouldn't be happening at this time of year :(
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Dec 20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
There's no doubt both Disney and Universal have...

There's no doubt both Disney and Universal have been a very different experience during the pandemic-hit months, albeit certainly not all of it negative. We have really enjoyed seeing Disney's...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Dec 20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
When they started canceling much of the live...

When they started canceling much of the live entertainment, especially in Epcot, we definitely thought this could be a tipping point in stopping people from booking in the short-term. Since then, and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Dec 20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Limited park hopping will be back in Jan...

Limited park hopping will be back in Jan (https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/11/park-hopper-option-returns-to-walt-disney-world-resort-starting-january-2021/), but yes, there are quite a few...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 Dec 20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Really sorry to hear that. It really does seem...

Really sorry to hear that. It really does seem that our distribution system has taken a big hit this month, for reasons no one seems to be able to sort out. :( After all the work that went into it,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 Dec 20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Funnily enough, that's where I do nearly all my...

Funnily enough, that's where I do nearly all my reading!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Dec 20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Keeping our fingers crossed for you, lmartin :)...

Keeping our fingers crossed for you, lmartin :) It seems The DIBB might be better informed than the distribution company right now!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Dec 20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Yes, that 1st edition seems very homespun...

Yes, that 1st edition seems very homespun compared to the glossy look we have today, but it also highlights quite a few things (especially the dinner shows!) that have fallen by the wayside over the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Dec 20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Really sorry that the distribution seems to be so...

Really sorry that the distribution seems to be so haphazard this year. We can't seem to get a concrete answer about where stocks are right now. Hopefully, this is just a temporary glitch, as Amazon...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Dec 20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Delighted to see your copy has arrived - you've...

Delighted to see your copy has arrived - you've now got something that we haven't, yet! And, yes, it has changed a LOT since that very first (180-page) edition in 1995!
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Nov 20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Although it's saying 'Sold out" (both Amazon and...

Although it's saying 'Sold out" (both Amazon and Waterstones), we suspect it's because the original stock has yet to reach the distributor. The whole distribution chain seems to be out of sync at the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Nov 20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Nov 30 is the latest date we have, but it could...

Nov 30 is the latest date we have, but it could well reach bookshelves before then. The latest lockdown has thrown our supply chain for a loop and no-one can actually say when things will definitely...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Nov 20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Thanks for the update. We hadn't actually seen it...

Thanks for the update. We hadn't actually seen it yet!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Nov 20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
It's usually Amazon. They can buy in sufficient...

It's usually Amazon. They can buy in sufficient bulk to offer the best discount. Obviously we like it when it isn't sold with a discount ( :D ), but this is nearly always the best bet. They don't...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Nov 20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
What a great series of milestones to be...

What a great series of milestones to be celebrating :thumbs-up Next year should be special in every sense :)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Nov 20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
Thanks for both your kind words and your long...

Thanks for both your kind words and your long readership! It's amazing to think this is our 26th edition of something that was only the hint of an idea way back then, but we'll keep doing it if...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Oct 20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
And thank YOU for sticking with us through thick...

And thank YOU for sticking with us through thick and thin. This has definitely been a 'thin' year, but we really hope to see everyone back here in 2021 :) The drinks will certainly be on us!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Oct 20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,893
Posted By SimonV
We almost abandoned writing it! Seriously, it WAS...

We almost abandoned writing it! Seriously, it WAS an option at one stage, but we managed to keep it going, for at least one more year :spin: Crazy, crazy world...!
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