Search

Your search term isn't long enough.


Motez Bishara

Motez Bishara

England, United Kingdom

Motez Bishara is a CNN, ESPN, The National and Al Jazeera journalist and author whose readership of millions stretches across the globe. His up-close-and-personal style of feature writing earned him the 2017 Drum Online Media Award for Best Freelance Writer.

Subscribe 30 subscribers

About the author

Bishara’s first release Beating the NBA: Tales From a Frugal Fan was critically acclaimed as a “must read”, “incredibly interesting” and “thoroughly enjoyable” by Kirkus Reviews. He has been featured on NPR and appeared on dozens of radio stations as a sports analyst. Bishara also serves as an adjunct professor of journalism at the Gulf University for Science and Technology.

Profile verified
3902 followers
http://www.motezbishara.com
View profile

Pre-orders

166

Funded

$3,355

Days left

0

166copies
0 250 500 1000
Success! Athletes Who Rock! has already sold 166 pre-orders , was pitched to 39 publishers , and will be published by Cranthorpe Millner .
Cranthorpe Millner logo

$15 Advanced Order Discount with E-Book

7 readers

LIMITED

• Early Bird Signed Copy for $15 (ordinarily $20)
• Free e-book (PDF, ePUB, MOBI)

1 copy + e-book included

Free shipping

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

93 of 100 left

$20 Early Bird Signed Copy

12 readers

LIMITED

• Early Bird Signed Copy
• Free e-book (PDF, ePUB, MOBI)

1 copy + e-book included

Free shipping

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

88 of 100 left

$100 Your Name Enshrined in Athletes Who Rock!

7 readers

• Five signed copies of Athletes Who Rock!
• Free e-book (PDF, ePUB, MOBI)

Recognized as a Patron in the Acknowledgements section of book

5 copies + ebook included

$10 shipping

93 of 100 left

$240 Skype call with author (Q&A / Tutoring session)

1 reader

• 12 signed copies of Athletes Who Rock!
• Free e-book (PDF, ePUB, MOBI)

Recognized as a Patron in the Acknowledgements section of book.

Bonus 45-minute Skype video call with the author, which can be used as a general Q&A session about the book, a writing lesson, or an interview to be used part of a course thesis.

12 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

9 of 10 left

$1000 Watch an Arsenal home game from the front row with the author

2 readers

• 50 copies of Athletes Who Rock!
• Free e-book (PDF, ePUB, MOBI)

Recognized as a Patron in the Acknowledgements section of book.

Sit front row with Motez Bishara at an Arsenal home game as his personal guest! Motez has enjoyed these spectacular seats for ten season at Emirates Stadium located in North London. He has hugged Mesut Ozil from his row after a game winning goal against Leicester City!

You will have an opportunity to meet with the award-winning CNN World Sports feature writer at an Arsenal supporters' pub before the match, and quiz him on all things sports and journalism related during the game.

This opportunity is limited at just five offers and will be scheduled subject to the author and buyer's availability.

50 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

3 of 5 left

Athletes Who Rock!

Achieving Stardom in Music and Sports Over Just One Lifetime

Most kids’ visions of becoming professional athletes or rock stars fade into adulthood. But one elite set of overachievers defied nearly impossible odds to turn both dreams into reality.

 Share  Tweet  LinkedIn  Embed  pszr.co/GgPMd 4759 views
Sports & Outdoors Inspirational
60,000 words
25% complete
17 publishers interested

Synopsis

Athletes Who Rock! is a collection of personal interviews with 15 extraordinary individuals who have lived out every kid’s fantasy -- becoming star athletes and popular musicians at the same time.

Revealing conversations with Bernie Williams, Rony Seikaly, Pat Nevin, Ray Barbee, Lyndsay Perry, Kyle Turley, Walter McCarty, Bronson Arroyo, Mark Butcher, Pat Burgener and more shed light on how to succeed at the highest levels of sports and music -- despite nearly impossible odds.

For these champions, the conviction to chase their dreams unhinged by the fear of failure or ridicule has created an unrivalled assembly of thrills.

They’ve dunked on Michael Jordan, and dribbled around Kevin Keegan, then spun records to thousands of revelers in Ibiza and millions on the radio.

They’ve shredded lead guitar at the Royal Albert Hall and Radio City Music Hall, after blasting home runs at Yankee Stadium and hitting a century for England.

They’ve beefed with A-Rod and taken over vocals with Pearl Jam, blocked the ferocious pass rushing of Michael Strahan and opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd.

They’ve won five World Series, participated in two Olympics, played in two NCAA Final Fours, been named to the NFL Pro Bowl, starred in an FA Cup Final and The Ashes.

Now they’re offering behind-the-scenes access into their worlds.

Beyond the banter in the locker rooms and recording studios, these intense competitors share eye-opening stories of challenges they’ve overcome on their twin paths to success.

Sales arguments

  • Untold stories: All the interviews uncover personal stories from these incredible subjects that their fan bases will be unfamiliar with. Along with sharing the highs of their careers, they include many behind-the-scenes struggles -- including battles with racism, head injuries, depression, broken homes, suicidal thoughts and even escaping civil war at a young age.
  • Social media buzz: Profiling celebrities active on social media has been an unplanned but welcome bonus to the promotion of this book. The 10 subjects interviewed so far have over 700,000 followers across Twitter and Instagram. Further potential subjects have considerably more followers online.
  • Book excerpts: Motez has a strong relationship with several key news outlets that have expressed interest in publishing his interviews. Motez has also been published in the well-regarded British soccer digest The Blizzard and the NBA-focused SLAM Magazine, which often run book excerpts from their contributors.
  • Broadcast: Motez has appeared on NPR’s Weekend Edition (3-5 million listeners), which has expressed interest in having him discuss the book. He is also regularly featured on Love Sport Radio (UK) and SB Nation radio (US). Press Box Publicity, a US-based PR firm specializing in sports books, will be hired to book interviews and reviews on radio and print.

Similar titles

  • Rhythms of The Game, The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance by Bernie Williams, Dave Gluck, Bob Thompson (2011, Hal Leonard Books). Bernie Williams -- who features chiefly in Athletes Who Rock! -- is a pioneer in highlighting the cross benefits of training to be a musician and athlete. Athletes Who Rock! Takes the analysis of Williams and his co-writers a few steps further by interviewing athletes who compete in a wide array of disciplines -- including board sports, whose links to punk rock
  • Songwriters on Songwriting by Paul Zollo (2003, Da Capo Press). The easy-to-read format of this excellent book, which involves an introductory feature on the subject before delving into Q&A, has been a great inspiration to the writing of Athletes Who Rock!
  • The Rolling Stone Interviews (2007, Back Bay Books / Wenner Media LLC) Rolling Stone Magazine’s interviews have served as a blueprint over the past five decades on establishing trust between the writer and subject, which result in engrossing interviews that captivate readers. The bar has been set high for Athletes Who Rock! to achieve the same level of reader engagement, and I strongly believe that it does.

Audience

Athletes Who Rock! will be the first book to profile an extended range of musician-athletes, with countless revelations from pros who flow seamlessly between both worlds. Audience demographic lies between those from the most popular American sports and music magazines, such as Sports Illustrated and Rolling Stone. Their combined US readership is 70% male, with an average age of 36 and an average income of $63,500 (2016 figures). There is potential for significant international sales too, with European sports personalities in soccer, snowboarding and cricket already interviewed, and champions in tennis, skiing and motocross remaining on the target list.

Advance praise

Reviews of Bishara’s first book, Beating the NBA: Tales from a Frugal Fan:

“A must read … incredibly interesting … thoroughly enjoyable … the author’s love for the game of basketball and for bargain hunting is always apparent,” -- Kirkus Reviews, 2013.

“A very entertaining new book … it’s refreshing. He’s having fun, and you’ll have fun reading it, no question about that.” – Brad Kurtzberg, STN Sports Report, Cleveland.

“He really provides a message of hope.” – Elissa Walker Campbell, Yahoo Sports Radio.

“A fascinating book.” – Pat Williams, Orlando Magic Senior Vice President.

17 publishers interested
Aurora Metro Books/ Supernova Books logo Aurora Metro Books/ Supernova Books

Number of print copies tba with author on basis of market prediction • Completed manuscript desirable although we also work with authors to develop ideas • Looking for diverse contemporary and historical fiction, literary fiction, and crime fiction, as well as non-fiction arts and culture, particularly film and music from a diverse perspective.
Aurora Metro Books is an award-winning independent publisher based in London established for more than 30 years, We have published over 250 authors from around the world including Germaine Greer, Meera Syal, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jean-Claude Carriere and Nawal el Sadaawi. We publish both in print and digital and distribute our books in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore. We sell rights internationally at bookfairs and devise a marketing campaign with the author.

With the launch of our imprint Supernova Books, we are expanding our non-fiction list to focus on the arts and culture, technology and lifestyle.
'The British Beat Explosion' was voted best Blues Book 2014, and 'Silent Women: pioneers of cinema' was voted best book on silent film in 2016. Our new series for 2020 has kicked off with '50 Women in the Blues' receiving universal acclaim, followed by '50 Women Sculptors' launched in association with the Royal Society of Sculptors.

Traditional publisher

Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Career & Success, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

United Kingdom

Meyer & Meyer Sport logo Meyer & Meyer Sport

500 copies • Partial manuscript • Looking for topics that support amateur sports enthusiasts, coaches, elite athletes, PE teachers, sports scientists, and sports medics.
Meyer & Meyer Sport was founded in 1984 and is widely acknowledged to be among the elite of sport publishers worldwide. Since then the company has grown to be the biggest sports publishing house worldwide while ensuring quality remained the best possible. The company's prime objective is to provide ideas and practical guidance to sport and leisure activities that will improve the reader's performance, enjoyment and will raise the quality of life. Topics are aimed at many different age groups, ranging from children and adolescents to adults and seniors.

With a list of titles that now exceeds 2,000 titles in both English and German, written by some of the world's acknowledged experts in their individual fields, the company provides a wide range of products, from handbooks providing in-depth analysis of the subject to hints and tips for the more casual reader. Meyer & Meyer is also the home of some of the world's most prestigious academic journals and theses published in sports science.

Traditional publisher

Mind & Body, Biography & Memoir, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Crafts & Hobbies, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Journalism, Mindfulness & Happiness, Motivation & Inspiration, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Popular Science, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors

United Kingdom, United States, Australia

Blooming Twig logo Blooming Twig

500 copies • Complete manuscript.
Blooming Twig is an award-winning boutique publishing house, media company, and thought leadership marketing agency. Based in New York City and Tulsa, we have represented and re-branded hundreds of thought leaders, published more than 400 titles in all genres, and built up a like-minded following for authors, speakers, trainers, and organizations with our bleeding-edge marketing strategies. Blooming Twig is about giving the people with something to say (“thought leaders”) a platform, walking its clients up to their own influencer pulpit, and making sure there is a like-minded crowd assembled to hear the meaningful message.

Hybrid publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide

Boyle & Dalton logo Boyle & Dalton

250 copies • Completed manuscript.
Boyle & Dalton was founded in 2014 and publishes works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The world of publishing is changing, we're changing with it. Our founder Brad Pauquette, conceptualized a hybrid model that balances the financial and rights model of self-publishing with the quality controls and production excellence of a traditional publisher. Our designers and editors produce exceptional books that are distributed in both print and digital formats to all major retailers, including Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Boyle & Dalton carefully consider all submissions for publication, based on manuscript quality. We do not accept erotica or children's books.

Hybrid publisher

Christian Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBT Fiction, Literary Essay, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mythology & Folk Tales, Poetry, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, Art & Photography, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Coloring Books for Grown-Ups, Comics & Graphic Novels, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Crafts & Hobbies, Creativity, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Illustrated Books, Journalism, LGBT Non-Fiction, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel, YA Non-Fiction

Worldwide

Brandylane Publishers, Inc. logo Brandylane Publishers, Inc.

Looking for titles that teach, promote, and encourage understanding, tolerance, peace, environmental preservation, health, and wellness.

Brandylane is a small, independent press, founded in 1985, that publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, and children’s books. We publish under a traditional arrangement and also offer a cooperative track for emerging authors. We believe that books make a difference, that lives and the world are changed by the power of words and images, and that large publishing houses neglect a wealth of good writing. We are not looking for mainstream read-it-before self-help.

Under our cooperative arrangement, we invest a portion of the publishing costs and offer a stepped royalty structure from 30% to 60%--higher than the industry average. One distinguishing feature of our program is that our marketing effort includes a one-year launch, followed by two additional years of promotion through our social media, website, our seasonal genre, and subject matter email campaigns, and continuous support from our PR team.

Hybrid publisher

Children Fiction, Children Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBT Fiction, LGBT Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, YA Fiction, Children Non-Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Illustrated Books, Mindfulness & Happiness, Nature & Environment, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Technology & the Future, YA Non-Fiction, Science Fiction & Humour

Worldwide

Cranthorpe Millner logo Cranthorpe Millner

250 copies • Partial manuscript.
Cranthorpe Millner operates a hybrid publishing model. This means, should an author pass our editors’ strict filtering system, we can offer different kinds of agreements depending on the author and the manuscript. With some authors, we work under a ‘traditional’ model, whereby we cover the full cost of publication and the author is offered industry-standard royalties (8-10%). To some authors, we offer what we call a partnership or contributory agreement, whereby the author is asked for a financial contribution so that we may share the risk and enter into a partnership together to publish the author’s book. In this case, the author receives around 60-75% royalties.

Hybrid publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mind & Body, Mind & Body, Romantic Fiction, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Biography & Memoir, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, History, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Science, Science, Sports & Outdoors, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Travel

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Elite Online Publishing logo Elite Online Publishing

250 copies • Completed manuscript.
Elite Online Publishing is based in Utah, Texas, and will help put your self-published book out into the world to grow, become a #1 bestseller, and give you a foundation of credibility, powerful marketing appeal, and new contacts.

Hybrid publisher

Children Fiction, Christian Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Christian Non-Fiction, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Education, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, LGBT Non-Fiction, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel, YA Non-Fiction

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Mascot Books logo Mascot Books

Mascot Books is a full-service hybrid publisher dedicated to helping authors at all stages of their publishing journey create a high-quality printed or digital book that matches their vision. With comprehensive editorial, design, marketing, production, and distribution services, our authors have the support of an experienced publishing team while still retaining one of the highest royalty percentages in the business.

Hybrid publisher

All categories

1106 Design, LLC logo 1106 Design, LLC

500 copies • Completed manuscript.
1106 Design provides book design, production, and publishing services for independent authors who seek all the quality of traditional publishing without forfeiting their rights and royalties in return. 1106 Design provides traditional publisher quality with one-stop, end-to-end services from copyediting to worldwide distribution. We operate just like a publisher with one difference: YOU maintain complete control of your book, your schedule, and most importantly, your payments.

In our model, distribution accounts are set up in your name. When a book is sold, the retailer takes a cut, the printing cost is deducted, and the balance is deposited directly into your bank account, never ours first. The difference can amount to several more dollars per book in net revenue to you. Our most popular package for non-fiction books, 50,000 words and under, including copyediting, cover design, interior layout, proofreading, eBook formatting, and distribution set up in your name is just $7,353. Fiction titles are slightly lower, $6,488.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Christian Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Essay, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mythology & Folk Tales, Poetry, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Journalism, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel, YA Non-Fiction, Science Fiction & Humour

Worldwide

Atmosphere Press logo Atmosphere Press

250 copies • Partial manuscript.
Atmosphere Press is an independent publisher dedicated to author rights. We publish in all genres and have an exceptional editorial, design, and promotional staff. We stand for Honesty, Transparency, Professionalism, and Kindness. We want our authors and their readers to be blown away when they first hold that book in their hands. It needs to look good inside and out, and feel good to the touch. And, of course, the words need to be top-notch, and our editors are devoted to making that the case.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide

Authors Unite logo Authors Unite

250 copies • Partial manuscript.
Authors Unite helps you become a profitable author and make an impact. We take care of printing and distribution through major online retailers, developmental editing, and proofreading with unlimited revisions. We take care of the entire process for you from book cover design all the way to set up your backend so all your book royalties go straight to your bank account. We can also help with ghostwriting if you prefer not to have to figure out all the steps on how to write a book yourself.

With our book marketing services, you don’t need to worry about figuring out all the steps on how to market a book or how to become a bestselling author. We’ve helped hundreds of authors become bestselling authors on Amazon, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. We take care of the entire book launch process for you to help you sell thousands of copies of your book and become a bestselling author.


View case studies here: https://authorsunite.com

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Christian Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBT Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mind & Body, Mythology & Folk Tales, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Crafts & Hobbies, Creativity, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Journalism, LGBT Non-Fiction, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel, YA Non-Fiction, Science Fiction & Humour

Worldwide

Bookmobile logo Bookmobile

100 copies • Partial manuscript.
Bookmobile provides book printing, graphic design, and other resources to support book publishers in an ever-changing environment. Superior quality, excellent customer service, flexibility, and timely turnarounds have attracted nearly 1,000 satisfied clients to Bookmobile, including trade houses, university presses, independent publishers, museums, galleries, artists, and more. In addition, we manage eBook conversions and produce galleys, and regularly provide short-run reprints of 750 copies or fewer for major publishers such as Graywolf Press.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide

eBooks2go logo eBooks2go

100 copies • Completed manuscript.
eBooks2go, Inc. was founded in 2011 to provide the missing link for all your publishing needs. Our end-to-end solutions provide the guidance and support that enable publishers and independent authors to pursue their passions. To date, we have helped more than 750 authors and 100 publishers worldwide. We offer an array of simple and affordable solutions to assist self-publishing authors at every stage of the book publishing process. Our comprehensive service offering includes editing, print and eBook production, book marketing, cover designs, ISBN registration, and even website designs. We are a single source for all of your publishing needs.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide

Happy Self Publishing logo Happy Self Publishing

100 copies • Completed manuscript.
Happy Self Publishing has helped 500+ authors to get their books self-published, hit the #1 position in the Amazon bestseller charts, and also establish their author website & brand to grow their business. And the best thing is, we do all this without taking away your rights and royalties. Let's schedule a call to discuss the next steps in your book project: www.meetme.so/jyotsnaramachandran

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide

Momosa Publishing LLC logo Momosa Publishing LLC

Looking for health, parenting, inspiration, and children's books.
Momosa Publishing LLC is a woman- and veteran-owned custom publisher in Hellertown, PA. Founder and CEO Jennifer Bright is a Book Doula, whose passion is helping authors bring their books to life. We are an efficient, effective, excellent team of editorial, design, and marketing pros.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Christian Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Mythology & Folk Tales, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Women's Fiction, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Coloring Books for Grown-Ups, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Communication Skills, Corporate Culture, Crafts & Hobbies, Creativity, Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Humor & Entertainment, Illustrated Books, Journalism, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Mindfulness & Happiness, Money & Investment, Motivation & Inspiration, Nature & Environment, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Productivity & Time Management, Psychology, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel, YA Non-Fiction

Worldwide

Publish Monster logo Publish Monster

Get your ebooks into the biggest stores and keep the 100% of your royalties. Amazon, Apple iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, Nook by Barnes & Noble and more.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide

ShieldCrest Publishing logo ShieldCrest Publishing

ShieldCrest are book publishers based in the UK who fill that vital gap for talented authors where mainstream publishers are unwilling to give them that chance. We strive for excellence and invest in our authors and are listed in FreeIndex as the number one independent publisher in the UK for price quality and service rated author satisfaction. We publish books of all genres including; fiction, historical, biographies and children's books.

ShieldCrest publishing continues to grow rapidly with satisfied authors throughout the UK and overseas. Our range of products includes paperbacks, hardbacks and digitised e-books in all formats used globally in the myriad of e-readers.

In addition to the above, ShieldCrest provides a complete range of services including book design and layout, illustrations, proof reading and editing. For marketing we offer author web page, press releases, social media marketing packages and many other support services to help both first time and experienced authors get their books into the market quickly and maximise on the opportunities available.

These services enable us to guide our authors through the process as we transform their manuscript into a professional book, which can take its place with pride next to any famous author's book of the same genre.

The staff at ShieldCrest have many years experience in the book industry and this wealth of experience is put at the disposal of our authors.

Our clients include established authors such as Diane Marshall who has been acclaimed as the best writing talent to come from Scotland for years by The Scotsman newspaper, and Prof Donald Longmore OBE, who performed the first heart transplant in the UK and has sold thousands of medical books used by students throughout the world. We also recently released "Martin Foran-The Forgotten Man" by J.R. Stephenson, which features fraud within the police, abuse within the prison service and injustices in the courts and has been featured in the press and on TV.

Service publisher

Children Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mystery, Thriller, Horror & Suspense, Romantic Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, YA Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Career & Success, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Journalism, Politics & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Society & Culture, Sports & Outdoors, Technology & the Future, Travel

Worldwide

Pat Nevin -- London, December 2017

If Pat Nevin had it his way, none of the revellers at any of his indie music DJ gigs would have a clue that he was, once upon a time, Chelsea FC’s two-time player of the year.

But everything changed back in 2010 after playing the late-night closing set at a seminal music festival on the coast of England.

With the who’s who of the British indie music scene in tow, the footballer-turned DJ and broadcaster hyped the crowd of thousands at the Bowlie 2 festival into a frenzy, then travelled 250 miles to cover the Manchester United vs. Arsenal match on the radio.

Surreptitiously working the game with a hoarse voice, Nevin was unware that the crowd had been tweeting about what a great job he had done.

“Suddenly, the secret was out,” the 54-year-old former winger tells me over a lengthy interview at Stamford Bridge, where he was scheduled to work a Champions League game for Chelsea TV.

Ironically, Nevin was equally as secretive years earlier when his football career took off.

Raised in the tough Easterhouse section of Glasgow, Nevin practiced dribbling and shooting skills every day with his father, a railwayman who studied the tactics of legendary Celtic coach Jock Stein.

When Nevin was signed by Celtic as a schoolboy, he saw no reason to tell his classmates, preferring to obsess over the vinyl records his brothers left around the house.

“I (was) more interested in people who liked music, absolutely,” he says.

One passion, it turned out, ignited a career in the other.

At age 16, Celtic dropped Nevin for being “too small,” so he turned to a local boy’s club instead. That’s where a teammate bet him on who score the more dramatic goal – with the loser buying the winner the album of his choice.

“In that exact moment my entire life changed, because I beat about five players and scored a goal,” Nevin recalls. “I won the bet and got the album.” (It was a Genesis double album, Nevin giggles.)

He also won a contract from the opposing coach of Scottish League club Clyde.

Soon after, Nevin told his girlfriend, “a big Bowie fan,” that he needed time apart to study for exams, which was true.

“What I didn’t tell her is that I was going to play for Scotland Under 18s at the European championships,” he adds. “I then made the mistake of not only playing well, but winning the tournament, getting player of the tournament and being on all these banner headlines in all these newspapers back in Scotland.

Once home, Nevin had some explaining to do.

“We win the final, and I came back to take the exams,” he recalls.  “I took her out the next night so I made up for it.”

Still, it seems incredible that young Pat would not have flaunted his footballing career to impress his classmates.

“I’ve worked in this industry a long time, (both) on the outside and within it, and I do see that once a lot of people retire, they’re divorced within a year or two,” he explains.

“They married a footballer, they didn’t marry a person. I wanted to have someone who liked me because of the person I was.  And football was what I did, not who I was.”

It was a remarkably mature way for a teenager to think, but that was Nevin, always the intellectual, and never one to be pigeonholed.

His vision proved fruitful, as he remains married to his wife of over 25 years Annabel. The two have done a remarkable job of raising their children Simon, 26, and Lucy, 22, a former Scottish badminton champion now in her fifth year at medical school.

--- “Nobody knew I was a footballer. Why should they?” ---

Like his children, many of those bopping away at the “Scared to Dance” indie nights in London’s East End were born well after Nevin scored the FA Cup semi-final winner for Everton in 1989, one of the highlights of his 20-year career.

Back then music enthusiasts stuck to what they loved, and football fans did the same, he says. The dichotomy allowed Nevin to keep his apprenticeship with legendary BBC DJ John Peel quiet from his Chelsea teammates, and his fame on the pitch away from the BBC staffers.

“Nobody knew (that I was a footballer). Why should they?” he asks. “I was doing it for the love of it.”

Nevin’s cover was blown, however, when it came time to sign his second contract with Chelsea. A preseason exhibition match interfered with his plans to watch his beloved Cocteau Twins at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

“I obviously couldn’t go see the gig if I played for Chelsea,” Nevin says.

Just before signing the contract, however, he audaciously asked for a stipulation to leave the match at halftime to watch the show.

“You could see the exasperation on their faces as if I was going to ask for an extra £200 a week or whatever,” he recalls. “The manager was furious.”

“I walked off at halftime to go and see a gig, and I thought that was perfectly reasonable,” Nevin says, a little more aware of the absurdity of it all.

“I just put my clothes on above my kit. I didn’t have a shower because I was late. I zoomed in at the start of the gig and never missed a moment.”

The feature is then followed by a 2,000 - 3,000 word edited Q&A interview. 


cancel
  • Lee Constantine
    on Dec. 4, 2017, 11:47 p.m.

    Love this book idea. Can't wait to read it when it's ready! Good luck!

  • Diana Magnay
    on Dec. 5, 2017, 12:53 p.m.

    You’ll rock it; can’t wait to read it :)