Book is now available in print form

Book is now available in print form

Hi everybody.

Pleased to let you know that the book Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: a survival guide, is now available in print form from PMRGCAuk. Unfortunately at the moment we don't have a way for you to pay for it online. Please write to BM PMRGCAuk, London, WC1N 3XX, enclosing a cheque for £7.99 (which is £5.99 for the book plus £2 postage and packing) made payable to PMRGCAuk, with a note giving the delivery address. We'll get it posted out to you as quickly as we can, but please allow up to 10 days for delivery.

The e-book is of course still available on Amazon:

Last edited by

23 Replies

  • Hi Kate,

    How much total for the book and postage and handling to send to Canada?

    I am looking forward to reading it!


  • Hi there. I've found out that it would cost £5.50 sterling post and packaging, so a total of £11.50 or 21CAD. The price in $US would be $19.20.

    The way that we could do this would be for you to send me an email to Then I could send you a link to my paypal account. Would that be appropriate for you and other people across the pond?



  • Hi Kate,

    That works for me...I will send off the e-mail tonight.


  • I can't wait to buy it Kate.. The e- book is so good and has been very helpful to refer to while I've been through my bad time for the last 6 weeks .. I'm getting there slowly but still not right. Best wishes trish29

  • Glad to hear it Trish. Hang in there.

  • Hi Kate. Will it be available on Amazon?

  • We're working on it! In order to list it as a printed book item on Amazon it needs to have an ISBN. It takes some time for these to come through.

  • Hi. Who do I make the cheque payable to?.

  • Sorry - to PMRGCAuk

  • Sorry, you had wrote it down, I hadn't read it proper. I will be sending you my cheque.

  • No Jane, you had read it right. But when you asked I went back and edited it! So thanks to you for pointing it out to me. :-)

  • Thank you.

  • Just got myself a kindle white to-day, so I have just bought the polymyalgia book. Looking forward to reading it.

    thanks for the info re the book xx

  • Hi Kate - the ebook was great so it will be wonderful to send books to friends and family - more awareness out there! Out of interest what would the postage be for, say, 5 or 10 copies? Keep up the good work :-)

  • Hi Kate, Glad you have the book done. Believe it will be very helpful. If we buy it through Amazon, will the funds to to PmrgcaUK ? Thanks. I will be buying the book. all my best, Whittlesey

  • Hi again. If you buy the ebook from Amazon, they take a 30% cut, which any publisher would do, so fair does. So about £3 goes to PMRGCAuk. We priced the print copy so that of the £5.99, £2.99 covers the cost of printing and production, and £3 goes to PMRGCAuk. So it's the same. If we were to sell the print copy through Amazon, they would take a 75p cut, so only £2.25 would go to the charity. But on the plus side, those are sales that probably wouldn't be made otherwise. So what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts. If anybody wants to order multiple copies (Jonny!), the book is small, only weighs just over 150gram, and a jiffy bag weighs almost nothing, so you can work out on the Royal Mail website how much the postage will be as a rough guide.

  • Hi Kate - just got my act together due to busy time up here. I'll purchase 5 books initially which seems to work out at £30.00 (5 x books) plus £3.90 p&p (Royal Mail 2nd class) so I'll send a cheque for £35.00 to address above. Thanks for everything :-)

  • Hi Kate, I would like to buy the book. What is the price in U.S. dollars, if I buy it from you, PMRGCAUK ? Understand what you are saying and I would like the proceeds to go directly to PMRGCAUK, for a continuing part of PMR and GCA communications, not Amazon.

    Would like to buy it, but may have to wait until after the third of the month. Currently, I am on disability, which is a low income. Looking forward to reading the book. Will share it with interested professionals, suggesting they purchase it. Thanks, Kate, for your work in putting this book together. It sounds good and I am sure it was a lot of work. Thank you. all my best, Whittlesey

  • Great book Kate - really describes how it feels to have PMR. I would certainly think that all GPs should be reading and advertising it. Just one little point about the binding, I found that the pages weren't stuck in well and came out one by one as I turned them over. Has anyone else found this? Or did I just get one that had been made on a day the glue was a bit dry?

    thanks again

  • Mk14, yes my book must be from the same batch as your's as it is also sadly falling apart - it appears that it doesn't take kindly to being opened out fully.

  • Hi there. Yes, we've had several reports about this happening and have informed the printer.

  • Hi Kate thank you for your book it is so informative and a good book to refer to when I need to check something as memory is something I lack .


  • You are ever so welcome!

You may also like...