Unless you’ve been stuck in a blizzard in Siberia, you’ll know that one of the world’s greatest sports events is happening right now!
The Rugby World Cup 2015 has already been pronounced as the greatest edition of the tournament, breaking records in ticket sales, TV audiences, commercial revenue and social media interaction. (I even got to be part of the record-breaking 89,267-strong crowd at Sunday’s Ireland-Romania clash – woo!) And RWC 2015 has also featured a plethora of the world’s most magnificent beards – even Prince Harry was sporting one at the opening ceremony!
But what do you know about the history of this great test of human strength, aggression, speed and endurance? Starting with the inaugural competition in 1987 – in which New Zealand confirmed their status as the world’s top rugby nation – to the historical 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa after the end of apartheid and the international sports boycott through England’s fantastic win in 2003 breaking the southern hemisphere’s dominance, up to this year’s qualifiers, The Rugby World Cup is a unique photographic journey through each tournament. So why not get your hands on a copy.
The Rugby World Cup: The Definitive Photographic History by Brendan Gallagher. Get 30% this book and all our other rugby titles on our website.
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc are looking for an experienced Commissioning Editor to work on our fantastic Sports and Fitness list. Working with the Head of Department you will commission sports and fitness titles across the market, including gift titles, narratives, reference books, coffee table titles and training manuals.
Bloomsbury Sport publishes the best in sport, health and fitness books, covering a wide range of subjects, from the history of cycling through to the practicalities of foam rolling. This is a challenging and exciting role for someone able to manage their own projects with plenty of drive and enthusiasm.
• Commission new products and manage backlist to ensure your list meets identified market needs
• Maintain solid market awareness in order to identify publishing opportunities
• Monitor market trends and competitor activity; undertake market research
• Develop and maintain a network of external contacts; attend conferences/events as required
• Draw up and negotiate contracts with authors / agents
• Manage initial budget and schedule for commissioned projects
Skills, knowledge, experience
• Must have experience in trade book publishing
• Track record of commissioning books, ideally developing a list
• Excellent knowledge of the editorial and commissioning process
• Relevant market knowledge advantageous / interest in the sports and fitness sector
• Good awareness / experience of ebooks/digital opportunities
This role is based at Bloomsbury’s London office, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP. To apply, please send a CV, covering letter, including current salary details and notice period, to Julia.Thomson@bloomsbury.com. Julia Thomson, HR Advisor.
The closing date for this role is Monday, 28th September 2015.
Maybe you’ve been watching the Tour and feeling inspired to get out on your bike again after a crash? Or maybe you were in the Tour and had to abandon due to injury? (Fabian, Tony, Simon, et al. – we wish you speedy recoveries.)
Well, The Pain Free Cyclist: Conquer Injury and Find Cycling Nirvana is the book for you.
Written by the awesome duo of Team Chiropractor and Nutritional Strategist for Team Cannondale-Garmin, Matt Rabin and Robert Hicks, Health and Fitness Deputy Editor of Cycling Weekly, this is the ultimate guide for all cyclists on all things cycling health-related. The book takes you through the most common cycling injuries, let you know what exactly they are, why you get them and what you can do to get rid of them and get you back on the bike pain free.
And if you don’t believe me, why not listen to the cycling legend that is Sir Bradley Wiggins:
If you do need to seek help, for me it’s about trusting that the person you are seeing can help you, going with this approach has always worked for me. I believe in this book, and you’ll find out the best ways to deal with injury and the bad pain you can have on your bike. By reading this book you will be able to short cut some of the information it has taken me years and a career as a pro-cyclist to find out. Feeling strong on the bike and riding pain-free regardless of your level, from amateur to pro, is what we’re all looking for. This book will help you to beat your injuries and prevent them returning, allowing you to slot back into riding your bike as the pain-free cyclist.
See you out on the road,
Bloomsbury are pleased to announce that they have four titles in the shortlist for the Cross British Sports Books Awards this year.
Alone: Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry by Bill Jones (Biography of the Year and Outstanding Sports Writing)
31-0 by James Montague (Football Book of the Year)
10 for 10: Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket’s Greatest Bowling Feat by Chris Waters (Cricket Book of the Year)
Wisden on the Great War by A Renshaw (Cricket Book of the Year)