Frequently Asked Questions

What size is the book?
Rivals Of The Beatles 2 measures approximately 241 x 182 x 32mm (9.5” x 7.2” x 1.3”). It is a glossy hardback book and weighs about 1.15kilos (2.5 lbs). There are over 520 pages. This book is solid!

Is the book well made?
As stated, Rivals Of The Beatles 2 is hardback; this is for greater durability. Also the pages are sewn in, not glued, despite it being a more expensive process. This is to ensure as long a lifespan as possible for each copy of the book
.  This is a book to treasure - and keep!

What is the price of Rivals Of The Beatles 2?
Rivals Of The Beatles 2 costs £15.00 GBP plus post and packing. But at present there is a Special Introductory Offer price of only £10.00 plus post and packing.

Where can I buy Rivals Of The Beatles 2?
Rivals Of The Beatles 2 is available from this website.

What are the shipping charges?

At time of writing (November 2023) these are as follows, and include secure packaging:

Within mainland UK & N.Ireland: C. 2-3 business days from despatch. £4.95 GBP per book.

EU countries as specified below: c 3-5 business days from despatch. (Tracked and/or Signed For.)
France, Germany, Republic of Ireland: £18.00 GBP.

Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden: £19.00 GBP.

Norway: £20.00 GBP.

Other countries as specified below: c 6-7 business days from despatch. (Tracked and/or Signed For.)
USA: £24.00 GBP. Or by surface mail** at only £17.00 GBP.

Canada: £26.00 GBP. Or by surface mail** at only £17.00 GBP.

Japan: £26.00 GBP. Or by surface mail** at only £17.00 GBP.

Australia, New Zealand: £31.00 GBP. Or by surface mail** at only £17.00 GBP.

**Please note that surface mail orders are sent by sea not by air, so will take considerably longer to arrive: anything up to 3 months or longer. However, recent orders sent by sea have often arrived sooner than that. Kindly note that with surface mail orders, delays and non-arrivals of orders are at buyer's risk. As they are not tracked or signed for, there is naturally a slightly greater risk of packets being lost in shipment - although we are using a reputable carrier, Royal Mail for these, to try to keep any issues to a minimum.

Please note: the above shipping prices and estimated delivery timescales are subject to change at any time without notice, due to factors beyond my control. Also in certain circumstances a surcharge may very occasionally be levied by the shipping company for deliveries to particular areas within a country (eg to a remote part.) If an additional shipping charge should be applied to any order placed, I will contact the buyer to explain the situation. They can then either choose to pay the extra sum, or I will refund them in full the amount they have already paid and cancel the order.

For any other countries or areas which are not mentioned above, please contact me directly at enquiries@rivalsofthebeatles.com for availability and shipping charges.

Please note that in addition to your full address for delivery purposes, your order details must include your email address and phone number, so that the shipping company can contact you as required regarding delivery to you. Many thanks!

Are shipping charges proportionally cheaper if I buy more than one copy?
For orders of more than four copies to be bought in the same purchase order, and going to the same shipping address, please contact us direct for a specific shipping quote.

How will copies be sent out to purchasers?
Copies of the book will be despatched in strong, high quality book wraps using UK Royal Mail/Parcel Force and/or other trusted carriers.

Can I return the book for a refund if dissatisfied?
Sorry, we regret: no returns or refunds permitted.

What about import duties and other taxes levied outside the UK, if any?
External import charges may be levied, particularly in European countries post Brexit. We regret that these must be borne by the buyer. It is up to the buyer to check on whether any such charges may be levied in his/her country before placing an order. 

When will Rivals Of The Beatles 2 be available and when will copies be sent out?
Copies are available now! Paid for copies will be sent out as soon as possible.

How can I order and pay for a copy of Rivals Of The Beatles 2?
Using Paypal via this website only!

What is PayPal? 
We use the paypal.com payment processing system for all orders of Rivals Of The Beatles 2. PayPal is an internationally recognised and widely used payment system. You do not need to have an existing PayPal account to pay for an order via credit card. Just follow the process and PayPal will show you how to complete your purchase as a 'guest'. Your credit card details will not be shared with anyone other than PayPal, and your payment will be processed by PayPal using strict security methods.

Would the author be interested in hearing any feedback for any possible future editions of the book?
Yes please! I would be delighted to hear from you. Email me at enquiries@rivalsofthebeatles.com. I try to reply to every email I receive!

e there any errors in Rivals Of The Beatles 2?
The author was hoping that this Q & A wouldn't be necessary! With much kind assistance from friends, he re-checked all of the text over and over, to remove any typos and other simple errors. But he has just discovered one blooper(!):

NB If any sharp-eyed readers find anything else wrong (and we hope they don't!), please let the author know via enquiries@rivalsofthebeatles.com and he will add it to this entry.