Mon, 24/11/2008 - 13:40
I accused Michael Portillo of betraying the memory of his - and my (we went to the same school) - English literature teachers by failing to put Joseph O'Neill's Netherland on to the Booker Prize shortlist this year. He fobbed me off with a typical politician’s non-answer, but my reaction to his panel's choice of books was typical of...
Mon, 17/11/2008 - 08:01
HarperCollins will publish an updated “celebration” edition of Lewis Hamilton’s autobiography on 1st December featuring his successes in the 2008 World Championship Formula 1 season.
The book, Lewis Hamilton: My Story – Special Celebration Edition, will be fully illustrated, containing more than 70 new...
Thu, 06/11/2008 - 07:04
Olympian Sonia O'Sullivan, rugby star Ronan O'Gara and famed Gaelic Games referee Paddy Russell are among the 23 books nominated for the William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year Award. Following the Beijing Olympics, five books on athletics are in contention for the award, including Ireland’s Olympians – Beijing and...
Wed, 05/11/2008 - 13:32
Haynes is releasing an updated version of last year's unofficial biography of Lewis Hamilton to coincide with the publication of its official Formula One season review later this month. Hamilton won the World Championship by one point on Sunday 2nd November after coming fifth in the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The revised biography, ...
Thu, 21/08/2008 - 14:55
Sports agents have begun trying to secure lucrative book deals for Team GB's successful Olympians after their unprecedented performance at the Beijing Games.
Agents have this week been sounding out publishers for deals for the likes of double-gold swimming champion Rebecca Adlington, medal-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton and...
Tue, 19/08/2008 - 18:47
With Britain's Olympians set to return with their best medals haul for a century, is the book trade at risk of missing out on the feel-good factor?
Certainly if book sales last week are anything to go by--the first week of the Beijing-based Olympics--things don't look great. Only one Olympic-related title was spotted in the top 5,000...
Thu, 06/12/2007 - 16:49
Headline editorial director David Wilson is a man with a smile on his face. Having worked flat out for the past few months to ensure his three big Christmas sports memoirs—Bobby Charlton, Lawrence Dallaglio (who was phoning in chapters from the Rugby World Cup) and Jackie Stewart—were out on time, he's now taking it (slightly)...
Mon, 19/11/2007 - 06:34
Sports publisher Pennant Books is launching a true crime list in December with the story of the man who was wrongly charged with the murder of Rachel Nickell, killed on Wimbledon Common in 1992.
Colin Stagg's memoir, Pariah: Colin Stagg by Colin Stagg with Ted Hynds is due on 2nd December as a £17.99 hardback. Stagg...
Tue, 30/10/2007 - 07:52
After a weekend when English rugby's dirty World Cup laundry was aired in the media, Twickenham is to take steps to gag players after future tournaments and major tours, reports the Independent. The move was prompted by the serialisation in two Sunday newspapers of autobiographies by Lawrence Dallaglio and Mike Catt.
Thu, 18/10/2007 - 15:15
The shortlist for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year has been unveiled and features three titles from publishers in the Hachette Livre UK group. HarperCollins has two titles on the list and Bloomsbury has one via A&C Black.
The shortlisted books are:
Sir Bobby Charlton with James Lawton's The Autobiography: My...