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09.05.12 | Katie Allen
Waterstones and W H Smith have been shortlisted for the retailer of the year category at this year's British Sports Book Awards, as Ladbrokes reveals its odds for the biography category.
Also in the running for the Best Sports Book Retailer gong are Foyles and Amazon.co.uk, with the winners to be announced at an event at the Savoy Hotel on 21st May.
Bookies Ladbrokes has picked Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar (Orion) as its favourite to win, with odds of 3/1. Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Hampson by Paul Kimmage (S&S) is in second place with odds of 4/1 and Jonny: My Autobiography by Jonny Wilkinson (Headline) the third favourite with odds of 5/1.
Wilkinson's memoir is in the running for three categories including best rugby book and best publicity campaign.
Ladbrokes said: "The odds suggest it's closer this year than ever before. We can't rule out a single book—including the outsiders."
For the first time in the awards' 10-year history, the event will be filmed and a 30-minute highlights programme will be broadcast across Sky Sports TV throughout the weekend of 25th/26th May.