About us

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."

Our Awards

2010
Centre Court: The Jewel in Wimbledon’s Crown by John Barrett and Ian Hewitt – Winner, Best Illustrated Book at the British Sports Book Awards

2011
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

2012
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
Wimbledon: Visions of the Championships by Bob Martin and Ian Hewitt – nominated for Best Illustrated Book at the British Sports Book Awards

Our People

Jim Drewett

Jim Drewett - Editorial Director

Prior to the launch of Vision Sports Publishing, Jim was already an experienced sports writer, editor and company director. He had written for numerous newspapers and magazines, and written several sports books including Flat Back Four with Sky Sports' Andy Gray and Ten Glorious Years with Alex Ferguson.

(e) jim@visionsp.co.uk

Toby Trotman

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 is desperately trying to find a sport at which he can represent Britain at the 2016 Olympics.

(e) toby@visionsp.co.uk

Partners and Clients

England Rugby International Rugby Board Lions South Africa 2009 WRU Wimbledon Tottenham Hotspur

Trade Sales

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
or e-mail them on orders@turnaround-uk.com

Turnaround Publisher Services

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 toby@visionsp.co.uk.