New awards on Sports Book shortlists

New awards for Best Racing Book and Best Sports Book Retailer will be up for grabs at this year's British Sports Book Awards 2011.

W H Smith, Amazon, Waterstone's and Foyles are all in the mix to win the best sports retailer of the year award.

Other categories at the ninth British Sports Book Awards comprise prizes for the best autobiography, biography, football book, cricket book, rugby book, illustrated title, publicity campaign and new writer.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Savoy Hotel, London, on 9th May. A public poll will decide who claims the award for best overall Sports Book of the Year for 2011, with the vote announced on 12th June.

The contenders are:

BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Blood, Sweat and Treason - Henry Olonga - Vision Sports Publishing
No Place to Hide - Errol Christie - Aurum
Beware of the Dog - Brian Moore - Simon and Schuster
Please Don't Go - John Hartson - Mainstream Publishing
We Were Young and Carefree - Laurent Fignon - Yellow Jersey Press
My Liverpool Home - Kenny Dalglish - Hodder & Stoughton


BEST BIOGRAPHY
Frankincense and More - Robin Oakley - Racing Post
A Last English Summer - Duncan Hamilton - Quercus
Trautmann's Journey - Catrine Clay - Yellow Jersey Press
Get In There! - Tom Lawton Junior and Barrie Williams - Vision Sports
Publishing
The Grudge - Tom English - Yellow Jersey Press
Bill Nicholson - Brian Scovell - John Blake Publishing


BEST FOOTBALL BOOK
Football - Bloody Hell! - Patrick Barclay - Yellow Jersey Press
Promised Land - Anthony Clavane - Yellow Jersey Press
Trautmann's Journey - Catrine Clay - Yellow Jersey Press
Family - Michael Calvin - Integr8 Books
Bill Nicholson - Brian Scovell - John Blake Publishing
In Search of Alan Gilzean - James Morgan - BackPage Press
The Anatomy of England - Jonathan Wilson - Orion


BEST CRICKET BOOK
Swinging Away - Beth Hise - Scala Publishers
A Last English Summer - Duncan Hamilton - Quercus
The Victory Tests - Mark Rowe - Sportsbooks
Slipless in Settle - Harry Pearson - Little Brown
Blood, Sweat and Treason - Henry Olonga - Vision Sports Publishing
The Cricketer's Progress - Eric Midwinter - Third Age Publishing

BEST RUGBY BOOK
The Iron Duke - Peter Jackson - Mainstream Publishing
Blue Blood - Bernard Jackman - Irish Sports Publishing
The Grudge - Tom English - Yellow Jersey Press
After the Lemons - Kevin Coughlan, Peter Hall and Colin Gale - Montroy Media
The Rugby Coaching Manual - Keith Richardson - Self Published
Beware of the Dog - Brian Moore - Simon and Schuster

BEST RACING BOOK
Kauto Star and Denman - Jonathan Powell - Weidenfeld & Nicolson
The Story of Your Life - James Lambie - Matador
Bayardo - Peter Corbet - Rinaldo Publishing
Masters of Manton - Paul Mathieu - Write First Time
Bioenergetics and Racehorse Racing - Bob Wilkins - Overdee Press
Chasers and Hurdlers 09-10 - Timeform - Portway Press
The Art of the Race - Amanda Lockhart - Envisage Books

BEST ILLUSTRATED TITLE
Jochen Rindt - David Tremayne - Haynes Publishing
W.G.Grace Ate My Pedalo - Tyers and Beach - Wisden/Bloomsbury Publishing
Another Journey Through the Links - Peter Thomson - Aurum Press
Manchester United 1878-2010 - Alex Murphy - Simon and Schuster
Twickenham - Neal Cobourne, Jim Drewett and Iain Spragg - RFU/ Vision Sports
Publishing
'61 The Spurs Double - Doug Cheeseman, Martin Cloake and Adam Powley -
Vision Sports Publishing

BEST PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN
McCoy - ed. Brough Scott - Racing Post Books - campaign by Liz Ampairee
On Tour - Bradley Wiggins - Orion - campaign by Jessica Gulliver
The Phantom of the Open - Scott Murray & Simon Farnaby - Yellow Jersey Press
- campaign by Louise Rhind-Tutt
It's All About the Bike - Robert Penn - Particular Books - campaign by Mari
Yamazaki
Trautmann's Journey - Catrine Clay - Yellow Jersey Press - campaign by
Bethan Jones

BEST NEW WRITER
On The Road - Daniel Harris - Speakeasy Books
Sailing the Dream - Mike Perham - Bantam Press
Bounce - Matthew Syed - Fourth Estate
Overdrive - Clyde Brolin - Vatersay Books
Animals - Neil Clack - Pitch Publishing
The Fixer - Steve Bunce - Mainstream Publishing

BEST SPORTS BOOK RETAILER
W H Smith
Amazon.co.uk
Waterstone's
Foyles