A quick post of congratulations to my publishers Jim Drewett and Toby Trotman at Vision Sports Publishing for landing the award for Best Illustrated Book at last nights British Sports Book Awards. The award was given for the beautiful book Centre Court, The Jewel in Wimbledon’s Crown, which was written by John Barrett and Ian Hewitt.
The book is a stunning pictorial record of the great old venue, and it features contributions from every surviving champion. It’s a must for all sports fans.
The award is also a welcome vindication of VSP’s approach, and I don’t feel in the slightest compromised in saying this despite the fact that they’ve published a number of my books. Jim and Toby not only know their stuff and have a genuine enthusiasm for publishing and for sport, but they conduct their business with a respect for their authors and clients and a straightforward and honest approach that puts many larger organisations to shame.
Last night’s award is welcome proof that nice guys can can be winners.