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Arrow New Adventure Motorcycling Manual - Photos Wanted

Hi everyone

Here's an opportunity to be part of something special - I am writing a manual on adventure motorcycling in conjunction with Haynes Publishing which will be launced in early 2008. "Adventure Motorcycling - A Beginner's Guide" is expected to be a leading title for Haynes and will receive considerable promotional and marketing support. It will be sold predominantly in the UK and US markets. The book will feature 200+ photos across 176 pages.

Editorially it will cover the practicalities of planning a trip, choice of motorcycle, bike preparation, equipment and clothing, documentation and legal issues, living on the road, personal health and safety, riding techniques, maintenance, navigation and emergencies. It will act as an indispensable resource for those who have already started thinking about a trip, it will inspire those who have never contemplated such an undertaking and it will satisfy those who may only ever dream of an overland adventure on two-wheels.

If you or anyone you know has good quality high res photography and/or slides of recent trips anywhere in the world and would like to have them included in the book, please contact me on: adventuremotorcycling@gmail.com

I would need confirmation that the images could be used copyright-free for the book and I would be more than happy to credit the photographer(s) for each image used. I have already got a fairly extensive photo database, but the more images there are for the design team to choose from, the better the quality of the book.

Also, if you have a particular tip or recommendation that you have picked up in your planning or trips, let me know and I can include this too.

With the right mix of editorial copy and images, it should become the definitive guide for anyone planning an adventure ride.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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I think you've missed the boat...

See: http://www.adventure-motorcycling.co...ion5/index.htm

IMHO you'll struggle to beat Chris Scott's and his contributors' wisdom and pictures (My favourite is the front cover ....).

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Probably always a place for a new book - particularly if you're doing something out of your comfort zone. I went to a lot of trouble to track down a copy of Chris's original A4 Desert Biking when I was planning an Algerian trip back in the early 90's despite having 20yrs experience then. Mind you we didn't have the HUBB then!
I hope it'll be a bit better than the usual Haynes lifestyle offerings which seem to consist of 200pgs of stating the obvious.
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Thanks for the comments and to those of you who have submitted contributions already.

I'm very familiar with Chris' book and have used it myself when planning trips, particuarly in Africa. The new book is intended as a Beginner's Guide to adventure motorcycling and people would probably derive great benefit from reading both titles. It's certainly a pursuit which is ever-expanding and becoming more popular.

I look forward to more comments and contributions in the coming weeks.
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Thanks for the comments and to those of you who have submitted contributions already.

I'm very familiar with Chris' book and have used it myself when planning trips, particuarly in Africa. The new book is intended as a Beginner's Guide to adventure motorcycling and people would probably derive great benefit from reading both titles. It's certainly a pursuit which is ever-expanding and becoming more popular.

I look forward to more comments and contributions in the coming weeks.
I look forward to this book. I have been rather disappointed with one or two US books on this topic (Greg Fraziers book, for example, encourages a good attitude to bike travel, but is too basic for me, and naturally enough deals too much with those ugly great rolling armchairs of motorcycles with fridge sized topboxes, much favoured in the States), so I welcome this Haynes publication. Chris Scotts book is excellent and useful, and focuses well on desert travel.

Most of us stay usually on tarred roads (though not exclusively). The "backpacker on two wheels" image is very close to the truth for many, including me.

I have one suggestion to make - dont aim too much at beginners, or the book will quickly be outgrown, or rapidly bettered by a more advanced publication. If you can make it comprehensive enough to satisfy most needs, then youre onto a winner!

PS excuse the lack of apostrophes -Im using a French/Arabic keyboard in Morocco and its giving me a slight headache!

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This is out now and listed on here http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/books/index.shtml I've seen a copy and the pictures are excellent if nothing else, you may even recognise a few faces ;-)
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It's not clear from here but did Haynes actually pay anyone to use their pictures?

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What with Long way Down, Davidoff smell of adventure and now a bloody haynes manual I'm going to find something else to do, this "adventure Biking" lark is way too mainstream for me!
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It's not clear from here but did Haynes actually pay anyone to use their pictures?

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That’s a valid question and should go to all people that use other people’s pictures.
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It would be interesting to compare the content of this Haynes A M book with Chris Scott's A M H which is now in it's 5th edition.

Looking on the Haynes website, the A M seems to have lots of pretty pictures of shiney BMW and KTM bikes with riders wearing shiney bike gear straight out of the BMW/KTM catalogue. The rest of the book might have pics of other bikes... I'll have to check at Halfords to see if I can flick through a copy.

With ref to the question of people getting paid for their pictures, Chris Scott does pay for his colour pics. Did the Haynes man pay or did he rely on people getting a warm moist sensation from seeing themselves in print?

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I would need confirmation that the images could be used copyright-free for the book
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The implication is that no money changed hands.

Yes! A BMW catalogue, that's where I have seen the front cover of this book before:- those mega-expensive tours organised by world of BMW.
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Hi was just interested in what you are paying for usage of photos.i am assuming you are getting paid for your book.
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Not sure on the paying for pictures.
It's not all BMW brochure stuff - I've seen a shot of a dejected BMW airhead rider will multiple punctures by Ruta 3....ugly fellah, and there are LOTS of nice bikes on there sides, upside down etc etc.
I'll rest judgement until I get a read, but there are lots of nice pictures and my brief flick suggested it'll be enjoyable.
At end of day, this is the place for the up to date factual stuff, The AMH is probably the best printed m/c book...but...there are lots of crap (no disrespect) travel books that we'll all happily buy to relive or plan dreams.
I've ordered a copy anyway - uses up the Xmas book tokens!
Maybe we could have an official review by one of the in house authors?

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Hi was just interested in what you are paying for usage of photos.i am assuming you are getting paid for your book.
If this is a question for me (Chris TheBrightStuff), then I can't tell you, because I don't have a book. If it's a question for Chris Scott, please ask him. If it's a question for HaynesMan, I think we are assuming he's not paying anything.

It is my picture on the cover of Chris Scott's AMH. Exactly how much ChrisS paid me isn't relevant.
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sorrythe question was meant for bob.
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