Ebury is to publish snooker player Steve Davis’ autobiography.
Andrew Goodfellow, deputy publisher at Ebury Publishing, acquired world rights to the book from Barry Hearn at Matchroom Sport.
Goodfellow said: “Steve, the man behind the ‘boring’ tag, has actually always been the sport’s smartest, sharpest and wittiest man – I’m thrilled to have him on board. He’s a bona fide sporting legend and I think his autobiography could become the defining book on snooker.”
The book, which is being ghosted by Lance Hardy, will be an “intimate story of snooker’s golden era as witnessed” through Davis’ eyes, as well as the story of how he became a snooker player.
Davis said: ‘I'm excited to be working with Ebury and this book is set to lift the lid on the sordid world of the practice room at the Crucible and what type of chalk I used during the ‘80s. It's going to be a rollercoaster of unemotional analyses; of what makes a pro snooker player wake up, practice for eight hours a day, and then have an early night in preparation for more of the same the very next day.’
The book will be published in hardback in spring 2015, to coincide with the World Championship in Sheffield.
Davis has previously authored a short book on his first World Championship, as well as two cookbooks.