Founded in 2017 by specialist book dealer Richard Carrick, Chandos Publications is delighted to announce that its first title, due to be published in late 2018, is in preparation.
Having run a successful on-line aviation and military bookselling operation since 2010, Rich, a keen model maker, felt that publishing was a natural extension to his activities and from the start wanted to ensure a high level of production quality combined with subjects of interest among aviation and military enthusiasts.
‘Welcome to Chandos Publications. I am delighted to bring to the aviation and military literature market a new and exciting range of books. I will be working with a highly regarded team of professional authors, editors, designers and enthusiasts in the pursuit of accuracy and attention to detail.
I have a lifelong interest in military history. My father is a founding member of the International Plastic Modellers Society, and I have spent over 30 years building scale models. For a long time, I have been aware of the huge crossover potential between the two disciplines of model-making and book collecting. In my capacity as a military and aviation book dealer, I have had the opportunity to get to know a large number of publishers and authors, many of whom are also model-makers. I realised that modellers and enthusiasts are always looking for new and interesting books, whether to use as references for a model build, or simply to read, cherish and display on their bookcases. Before setting up Chandos I had a good idea of the kind of books that I wanted to produce. Taking my cue from such established and successful publishers as Classic Publications, Monogram, Schiffer, JaPo, Trojca and Eagle Editions, my aim is to produce high-quality titles that you will be proud to own. They can be used both as stand-alone history books, and as primary references to help ensure an accurate model build. The initial focus will be on World War Two Luftwaffe subjects, although I am also hoping to explore other areas of military history. For this, and future projects, I have employed the services of the original Classic Publications team of Robert Forsyth, Eddie J. Creek, Arthur Bentley and Mark Nelson. Our first book will be a completely re-worked, expanded and up-dated edition of Martin Pegg’s seminal 1997 work Hs 129 Panzerjäger!, originally published by Classic. Following the debut release, keep an eye out for a fascinating title covering late-war Luftwaffe operations using the Arado Ar 234. I hope that these two books will be the first of many in our planned ‘Luftwaffe Library’ series.
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