Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Biteback nominated for Sports Book Award

I am delighted to announce that a Biteback book, We Ate All The Pies?: How Football Swallowed Britain Whole, has been shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. We Ate All the Pies is written by John Nicholson, gonzo sports writer and star columnist for Football 365.

Drawing on his life as a devoted football obsessive, John delves into the culture that surrounds the game to discover how and why it has got under the skin of the British public like no other sport. From the crucial role booze and food takes, to the importance of shirts and merchandise, John also considers how football helps define who we are, who we think we are, how we behave, how it affects our relationships in life and how the game is used by people to vent their everyday frustrations and emotions. This is a unique, funny, warm and thought provoking excursion into our football lives, told in John’s trademark off-beat, powerful and irreverent style.

This is a fantastic achievement for Biteback Publishing, this is only our third sports book and this nomination is a testament to the hard work put into the book. If you would like to buy "We Ate All The Pies", you can find it HERE


Anonymous said...

Are you going to adopt ebooks (ePub) at any time in the future? I have stopped buying paper based books as I don't have the space for a proper library. It makes sense you know it does.

Benny said...

Yehh I'd love to read some ePubs on my iPad :-)

no longer anonymous said...

Well done, good to see Biteback is doing well.

I note there's a book by Duncan Brack on the Liberals due out September next year. Why the long delay between publication and announcement?

davidc said...

who can anyone get a book out of 22 educational inadequates kicking an air filled pigs bladder round a muddy field and cheered on by a crowd of 'eh ei addio's' (defined as the supporters in the stands with the can of red bull and a cold ginsters)?

not a fan!!