Apart form its current publications, John Blake Publishing has a sizeable back list of acclaimed sporting titles. These include biographies of stars such as Roger Federer, WG Grace, Fernando Torres and Frankie Dettori. For more information, visit www.blake.co.uk
The very latest review of our most popular sports book
appears here. Read and save
money! This month:
Release date: 16th April, 2015 Publisher: Pitch Publishing
List Price:£16.99 Our Price: £12.91 You Save: £4.08 (24%)
In case you thought disarray was something new to English cricket, it isn’t: matters were just as volatile, careering between incredible highs and disappointing lows throughout the 1980s, a remarkable decade that saw the Ashes won or retained three times, plus two thumping 5-0 series defeats inflicted by the imperious West Indies. (read review)
Release date: 28th April, 2015 Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Forget Lance Armstrong; dodgy agents; the worryingly swift rise in the number of gangster owners of football clubs; allegations of wholesale doping in athletics, cycling and a host of other sports; football managers handed envelopes containing hundreds of thousands of pounds, for all are minor misdemeanours compared with the biggest sporting scandal of them all: Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
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We had some doubts about the publishers' decision to coat the original imprint of this book in green flock (so it feels like table felt - geddit?). Few concerns about the content, though. (read review)
Release date: 16th May, 2015 Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press
List Price:£16.99 Our Price: £11.89 You Save: £5.1 (30%)
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Sports book of the Year
You’ve probably heard about the title that won
this award, but how about the other five nominees? They’re
all a good read and they’re all here.
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All time greats
It may seem as though sports books are a new phenomenon
or limited solely to autobiographies, but this is not
the case. There have been a number of classic sports titles
over the years, a selection of which we have chosen here.
The top 10
This list is regularly updated, designed to save you
time and money visiting the High Street to try and find
which sports books are currently in the top 10. A mug’s
game – read about them here
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The dramatic increase in the number of sports-related books being published over the past decade means that sports fans are continually searching for independent assessments of content before buying.
The benefits to a newspaper or magazine of incorporating a regular column which reviews the current crop of sports books are severalfold and, depending upon how it is promoted, can have a positive impact upon circulation. Read more...