book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Sunday 7th February

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

British Sports Book Awards Shortlists

Posted at 5:54PM Thursday 12 Apr 2012

Two new categories join the sporting line up this year with awards for Golf Book of the Year and Motorsport Book of the Year. Nick Hornby will also be presented with an award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Sports Writing' twenty years on from the publication of 'Fever Pitch'.

The winners of the 10th Annual British Sports Book Awards will be announced at a black tie dinner at The Savoy Hotel in London on 21st May. All category winners will then be entered into an online public vote to find the Overall British Sports Book of the Year. Each winning title will be promoted in a media and retail campaign in the run up to Father's Day. The public vote will held on the official website – www.britishsportsbookawards.co.uk – the overall winner will be announced on 11th June.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the awards, the organisers are negotiating for highlights from the awards ceremony to be televised on SkySportsTV in an exciting programme full of sports stars and book award winners. It is anticipated that a 30 minute programme will be shown on Friday 25th May then repeated throughout the weekend of 26th/27th May. The ceremony and programme will be hosted by Natalie Pinkham (SkySports TV) and Rishi Persad (BBC TV Sport).

Shortlist for the Autobiography/Biography of the Year:

A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke by Ronald Reng (Yellow Jersey)

Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Hampson by Paul Kimmage (Simon & Schuster)

How Not To Be A Professional Footballer by Paul Merson (HarperSport)

Jonny: My Autobiography by Jonny Wilkinson (Headline)

Racing Through The Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar by David Millar (Orion)

Red: My Autobiography by Gary Neville (Bantam Press)

Taking A Punt On My Life by Willie Thorne (Vision Sports Publishing)

The Breaks Are Off by Graeme Swann (Hodder & Stoughton)

britishsportsbookawards.co.uk




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Book Trade News

Kindle e-Book Warning System is Now Live
goodereader.com

Amazon developed system because they wanted to protect consumers and make them aware that a Kindle book might have some problems

Publisher pulls all copies of controversial new book on Church of England
www.washingtonpost.com

"That Was The Church That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People" was supposed to be released on Feb. 11

Hong Kong's missing booksellers and 'banned' Xi Jinping book
www.bbc.co.uk

US-based writer, who uses the pen name Xi Nuo, says he has published the book online to challenge China

Crime fiction steals top slots in UK library loans
www.theguardian.com

New figures show that nine out of the 10 most borrowed books last year were thrillers

Why A Texas Bookstore Wants You To Bring Your Gun Shopping
www.mhpbooks.com

Brave New Books is offering a 10 percent discount to all customers open-carrying in their store

Preis Der Leipziger Buchmesse Finalists
www.complete-review.com

Announces three sets of five finalists, selected from 401 submissions.

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Which Are The Most Borrowed Library Books In The UK?
  2. The Book Most People Have Lied About Reading
  3. Not The Oignon: Fury As France Changes 2,000 Spellings And Ditches Circumflex
  4. Waterstones Turns A Page As Sales Rise
  5. Second Quarter Results Down At HarperCollins
  6. Paula Hawkins To Headline Crime Story 2016
  7. Amazon's New Edinburgh Warehouse Sparks 1-hour Delivery Hopes
  8. Amazon's Retail Plans Could Include A Lot More Than Books
  9. Hong Kong Booksellers Held For 'Illegal Activities', Say China Police
  10. Ebook sales falling for the first time, finds new report