Vision Sports Publishing is the UK’s leading independent sports book publisher.
We set up in 2003 to publish the kind of intelligent and innovative books that we, as massive sports fans, would like to read ourselves and we are extremely proud of our reputation as a publisher of high quality sports books.
Committed always to high standards of writing, design and production, in January 2011 Simon Redfern of The Independent wrote: "Vision Sports Publishing have been going less than eight years but are rapidly earning a reputation for their "tribute" books, including Twickenham's centenary and Wimbledon's Centre Court last year.
"As the publishing industry consolidates into everlarger conglomerates, let us give thanks that smaller, independent firms such as VSP and others continue to offer alternative outlets. Their willingness to take on titles for which their enthusiastic expertise sees a market that the big boys often don't is important for authors and readers alike; let’s hope that they survive and thrive to enjoy many anniversaries of their own."
Centre Court: The Jewel in Wimbledon’s Crown by John Barrett and Ian Hewitt – Winner, Best Illustrated Book at the British Sports Book Awards
61: The Spurs Double – Winner, Best Illustrated Book at the British Sports Book Awards
Blood Sweat and Treason by Henry Olonga – longlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and nominated for Best Autobiography and Best Cricket Book at the British Sports Book Awards
Get In There – Tommy Lawton, My Friend, My Father by Barrie Williams and Tom Lawton Junior – longlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and nominated for Best Biography at the British Sports Book Awards
Twickenham: 100 Years of Rugby’s HQ by Iain Spragg – nominated for Best Illustrated Book at the British Sports Book Awards
Wimbledon: Visions of the Championships by Bob Martin and Ian Hewitt – Winner, Best Illustrated Book at the British Sports Book Awards
The Smell of Football by Mick ‘Baz’ Rathbone – longlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and nominated for Best Football Book at the British Sports Book Awards
Taking a Punt on My Life by Willie Thorne – nominated for Best Autobiography at the British Sports Book Awards
The Glory Glory Nights: The History of Tottenham Hotspur FC in Europe – nominated for Best Illustrated Book at the British Sports Book Awards
The Unstoppable Keeper by Lutz Pfannenstiel – longlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year
Wimbledon 2013 – nominated for Best Illustrated Book at the British Sports Book Awards
The Arsenal Shirt – nominated for Best Illustrated Book at the British Sports Book Awards
Jim Drewett - Editorial Director
Jim is passionate about creating sensational-looking, beautifully-written sports books. He is very much a ‘hands on’ editor and oversees every one of our titles with a meticulous eye for detail. Prior to the launch of Vision Sports Publishing he was already an experienced editor and sports writer having worked for numerous newspapers and magazines and written several books including Flat Back Four with Sky Sports' Andy Gray and Ten Glorious Years with Alex Ferguson.
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Toby Trotman - Commercial Director
Toby has worked in the publishing industry since 1993 and was Managing Director of Trotman Publishing, at the time the UK's largest careers book publisher, until he co-founded Vision Sports Publishing. A passionate follower of sport - from Premier League football to US College ice hockey - Toby has also completed the London Triathlon and now spends his free time cycling around the Surrey Hills and Richmond Park.
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Ulrika Drewett - Production Manager
Formerly Head of Purchasing at Penguin UK, managing the supply chain and printer placement for Dorling Kindersley and Penguin UK, Ulrika brings 16 years of production and print buying experience to VSP. A determined Swede, she also oversees production across all our titles.
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Partners and Clients
Our trade sales and distribution are handled by the excellent Turnaround Publisher Services Ltd, who have been our partners since we began. For trade sales please contact them on 0208 881 3002
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The VSP Shop
The VSP shop is owned and operated by Vision Sports Publishing Limited (Company number 4888236), 19-23 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1LL. Our shopping cart is supplied and operated by Fastcart and our payment system is operated by WorldPay (part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group) so you can be assured that your transactions are completely safe. If you have any questions about the shop or our products then please call 020 8247 9900 or e-mail [email protected].