Wednesday, 29 December 2010

New Year, New Site

Welcome to the new look People's History of Football website. I've changed the format to make it easier to include updates. The emails I've had have shown me that there's a lot of people out there working on a whole variety of interesting projects. Inevitably, working on a book can take months (or even years) so it was important to move towards a format where I could share some of the work that is going on.

I've also learned that different books will require different packages. Some authors want a small number of copies to sell locally themselves; whilst others will require some help with wholesale distribution and other bits and pieces. As different models evolve, the site will also evolve.

If you're working on a football book, whether you're looking for a publisher or not, feel free to get in touch and share what you're doing. Hopefully, you're experiences will benefit others and perhaps inspire a few more.

You can email me via the Profile link on the right.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Burton Mail Review

Here is a review of Bad Worse Worst - #1 in The People's History of Football Series, taken from last week's Burton Mail:

Anyone who missed the first publication of Edgar Smith’s Bad Worse Worst (The Story of Derby County’s Record Breaking 2007/8 Season)) will this Christmas get a second chance to get their hands on this witty and insightful account.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

The First Month

It's about a month since I placed my first advert in When Saturday Comes - the point at which The People's History of Football series went from being an idea in my head to a reality. I had no idea what to expect, all I could do was cross my fingers and watch my in-box.

When the emails started coming through, I realised that there are quite a few people who have had similar experiences to myself: those who would like to write a book; those who have written a book and not sure what's next; those who decided to use a self-publishing service; and someone who had self-published independently as I had ( if you want to have a look).

What's more there are some really interesting projects that people are working on. There's potentially a book about Newcastle United's 2008/9 relegation in the pipeline (plenty to write about there!), whilst elsewhere in the pyramid a local writer is following Hinckley United in the Blue Square Premier League.

Aside from club based books, I've also been asked about books from a coaching / sports science angle and an idea based around officials. All great ideas that could be exciting to develop.

All the factual information about how the project works is on the main site and I'll be keeping you updated with any developments and news here. If you have any ideas or just a general query or enquiry, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Bye for now!