An A To Z of On The Buses





Written by Craig Walker

Published by Mirador Publishing

An A-Z of On The Buses is a book that will appeal to fans of all generations of the smash hit sitcom. It contains a wide range of entries consisting of mini-biographies of every actor, actresses and crew member credited with working on the comedy on the small and big screen, with anecdotes from some and rare interviews with the late Bob Grant. Also information on the buses used and what became of them, the studios and production companies involved as well as character biographies. A range of photos also found throughout the book captures the flavour of the subject matter very well. If you grew up watching the original screenings of On The Buses prepare for a nostalgic      trip down memory lane or if you were brought up on the repeats that run to the present day then learn some of the  references that you may not have understood. An A-Z of On The Buses is a book for all ages to last for all-time.                                                                          


Books on display.

 

Revealing the book.

 

A speech about the book.

 


An A To Z of On The Buses
The book took around two and a half years to complete through three phases which were that of research followed by writing and then transferring it onto Microsoft Word. The research consisting of closely viewing each and every episode and spin-off film noting the smallest of details and formulating these into the entries you will read in the book but research went deeper as background information needed more details such as the bus information, actors, actresses and crew members details, studios and production companies used. The research took around a year as did the writing of the book physically with the task of then transferring the book onto Microsoft Word taking around six months. Of course since the original manuscript was completed some editing has occurred prior to approaching the publishers. The book will include almost twenty black and white images garnered from various sources including my own personal collection and has anecdotes from cast and crew as well as rare interviews with the late Bob Grant. A true A-Z covering all aspects of On The Buses.


Book Launch Event
An A To Z of On The Buses was formally launched on Sunday the 22nd of June 2014 at The Fairway Hall, Borehamwood at 1 pm. As part of the festivities of the Annual On The Buses Event I launched the book and after a speech and answered questions before selling and signing copies of An A To Z of On The Buses.  
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Friday the 13th of May 2016 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No. 28 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No. 89 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Sunday the 27th of March 2016 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No. 10 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No. 79 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Wednesday the 16th of March 2016 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.56 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.71 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Sunday the 21st of February 2016 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.13 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.37 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Tuesday the 2nd of February 2016 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.49 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.87 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Tuesday the 21st of January 2016 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.51 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.82 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Wednesday the 6th of January 2016 and the latest sales news is that An A To Z of On The Buses has, to date, sold a total of 233 copies (177 books and 56 e-books).

Thursday the 19th of November 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.61 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.82 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Tuesday the 10th of November 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.52 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.74 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Tuesday the 6th of October 2015 and the latest sales news on An A To Z of On The Buses is that, to date, 197 copies have been sold (146 books and 51 e-books). 

Friday the 25th of September 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.28 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.78 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Tuesday the 1st of September 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.35 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.61 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Tuesday the 18th of August 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.23 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.55 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Saturday the 15th of August 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.13 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.52 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Sunday the 2nd of August 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.50 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.40 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Wednesday the 29th of July 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No. 138 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No. 28 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Monday the 13th of July 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.13 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.55 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Wednesday the 24th of June 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No. 39 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.63 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Friday the 12th of June 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.34 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.63 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Thursday the 28th of May 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.29 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.46 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Thursday the 21st of May 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.16 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.14 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Thursday the 7th of May 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.65 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.43 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Monday the 6th of April 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.32 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews.

Monday the 16th of March 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.12 in the Amazon book charts for Encyclopaedias.

Friday the 27th of February 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.15 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews.

Thursday the 26th of February 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.33 in the Amazon book charts and No.77 in the Kindle charts for Encyclopaedias.

Saturday the 21st of February 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.59 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews.

Wednesday the 18th of February 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.38 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews. 

Thursday the 12th of February 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.53 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews.

Monday the 9th of February 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.6 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews.

Tuesday the 3rd of February 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.20 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews.

Saturday the 31st of January 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.67 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.56 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Saturday the 24th of January 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.40 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and No.45 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Sunday the 18th of January 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.10 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedia books.

Wednesday the 14th of January 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses has risen to No.19 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews.


Tuesday the 13th of January 2015 and the latest sales news on An A To Z of On The Buses is that, to date, 144 copies have been sold (107 books and 37 e-books). I can't deny that these figures are disappointing for me considering On The Buses: The Complete Story has sold well over 5,000 copies. I am now contemplating an improved book promotion in this country.

Friday the 21st of March 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses is showing at No.13 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews of Television books.

Saturday the 22nd of March 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses has found its way onto the Wikipedia page at  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Buses#Books

Wednesday the 26th of March 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses is standing at No.29 in the Amazon book charts and they have received a fresh supply of the book in.

Saturday the 29th of March 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses currently stands at No.18 in the Amazon book charts and No.35 in the Kindle charts (both in the Encyclopaedias category).

Wednesday the 2nd of April 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses currently stands at No.37 in the Amazon book charts and No.82 in the Kindle charts for Encyclopaedic books.

Friday the 4th of April 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses currently stands at No.9 in the Amazon book charts and No.8 in the Kindle charts for Encyclopaedic books.

Monday the 7th of April 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses now stands at No.25 in the Amazon book charts and No.53 in the Kindle charts for Encyclopaedic books.

Tuesday the 8th of April 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses has risen to No.8 in the Amazon book charts and No.14 in the Kindle charts for Encyclopaedias.

Tuesday the 15th of April 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses currently stands at No.15 in the Amazon book charts and No.18 in the Kindle charts for Encyclopaedias.

Saturday the 19th of April 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses now stands at No.7 in the Amazon book charts and No.8 in the Kindle charts for Encyclopaedias.

Thursday the 24th of April 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.14 in the Amazon book charts and No.28 in the Kindle charts for Encyclopaedias.

Wednesday the 30th of April 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses is holding its own at No.14 in the Amazon book charts.

Tuesday the 6th of May 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.18 in the Amazon book charts for Encyclopaedias and at No.47 in the Kindle charts. 

Monday the 12th of May 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.5 in the Amazon book Kindle charts for Encyclopaedias. 

Friday the 16th of May 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.9 in the Amazon book Kindle charts for Encyclopaedias.

Thursday the 29th of May 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.14 in the Amazon book Kindle charts for Encyclopaedias.

Tuesday the 1st of July 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.12 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedias.

Friday the 4th of July 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.48 in the Amazon Book charts for Encyclopaedias.

Sunday the 6th of July 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.10 in the Amazon Book charts for Encyclopaedias.

Tuesday the 25th of November 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.74 in the Amazon Book charts for Guides and Reviews.

Thursday the 27th of November 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No. 42 in the Amazon charts for Encyclopaedias and No.44 in the Kindle Store chart for Encyclopaedias.

Monday the 1st of December 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No. 75 in the Amazon charts for Guides and Reviews and No.49 in the Kindle Store for Encyclopaedias.

Sunday the 7th of December 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.76 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and at No.13 in the Kindle Store for Encyclopaedias.

Sunday the 21st of December 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.22 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedias.

Monday the 29th of December 2014 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.71 in the Amazon book charts for Guides and Reviews and at No.37 in the Kindle store for Encyclopaedias.

Friday the 2nd of January 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No.50 in the Amazon book charts for  Guides and Reviews and at No.48 in the Kindle store for Encyclopaedias.

Tuesday the 6th of January 2015 and An A To Z of On The Buses stands at No. 12 in the Amazon Kindle charts for Encyclopaedias.