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  • How football’s greats lined up for legend Fallon
    On the eve of a BT Sport documentary on Sean Fallon’s remarkable life, his biographer, Stephen Sullivan, tells how mention of the great man’s name opened doors to the greats of British football  The biggest names in football are rarely easy to reach, and convincing them to be interviewed tends to be tougher still. Some […]
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  • Secret Diary of a Publisher #7 The book no-one knows we published
    The word ‘niche’ tends to suggest an area of nerdy special interest, undeserving of great attention. In fact, niche audiences are gold-dust for content creators. Niches are populated by people who are very passionate about their subject area. In 2012 we published a book called Football Manager Stole My Life, by Neil BackPage and fellow FM addicts […]
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  • “Gilz-e-a-n, Gilz-e-a-n – Born is the King of White Hart Lane”
    To mark Spurs’ last game at White Hart Lane against Manchester United on Sunday, author of In Search of Alan Gilzean, James Morgan, reflects on the emotional return of Gilzean – the original King of White Hart Lane – to the ground in 2012 after a 38-year absence The White Hart Lane faithful sang it to […]
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  • Secret Diary of a Sports Publisher #6 Economics of the Madhouse
    In 2009, just as we were starting BackPage, we read a blog by Iain Dale, the MD of Biteback Publishing, who specialise in political titles. Eight years later, it remains an interesting read, but it was his use of the phrase “economics of the madhouse” that resonated with us. At that time, we were attempting to find […]
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  • Secret Diary of a Sports Publisher #5 Crowdfunding
    In the fifth in the series, Martin BackPage breaks down the company’s approach to crowdfunding and wards against a cynical, pass-round-the-hat approach. We launched a Crowdfunding campaign – via Kickstarter – in 2015. By the end of day one I was burnt out. I must have refreshed that ‘total’ screen every two minutes in those first 24 […]
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  • Secret Diary of a Sports Publisher #4 Publicity
    In the fourth in the series, Martin BackPage breaks down the company’s approach to publicity and insists that a book is for life, not just for Christmas! If you were to draw a graph representing the traditional publicity model for books, it would show a flatline in the lead-up to publication, a skyscraper-like spike around release date, then back […]
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  • Secret Diary of a Sports Publisher #3 Pirlo Uncovered
    In the third in the series, Martin BackPage gives you the inside story on the company’s biggest-selling book to date, I Think Therefore I Play, the autobiography of Andrea Pirlo. In April 2014 we published Andrea Pirlo’s autobiography I Think Therefore I Play. It has been our bestselling book. We have never been surer of a title’s success. […]
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  • Secret Diary of a Sports Publisher #2 Submissions and Commissions
    In the second in the series, Martin BackPage breaks down the company’s commissioning process and how BackPage was born through an ultimately unsuccessful proposal written with Neil BackPage. We have never commissioned a book from a proposal submitted by a writer, or indeed an agent. A frank admission from a publishing house now in its 8th year, but […]
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  • Secret Diary of a Sports Publisher #1 A Week in the Life
    In the first of a new series, Martin BackPage takes us through a week – this week – in his working life… it involves planes, trains, Bluetooth speakers… Hugh MacDonald and Graham Hunter.   Monday, February 20 Alarm goes off at 5.45am. 7.30 flight from Glasgow to London Stansted, where I meet Graham Hunter, who has flown […]
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