Welcome to Fair Play Publishing - and our very first blog to let you know about our publications.
We are a new publishing business focussed on one thing: really good football books, especially for Australia and New Zealand.
Niche? Yes. But we also think it's time in the development of the game to have a publisher focussed solely on football. We're excited about it, and hope you are too!
You can see some of our planned publications on the site, as well as those we have available through our UK partner, DeCoubertin Books, and our US partner, Powderhouse Press.
One of our early publications will be the first ever Encyclopedia of Socceroos, written by Australian football stats guru, Andrew Howe.
The Encyclopedia will include details of every man who's ever pulled on the green-and-gold for Australia. We're looking for photographs of Socceroos to include in the Encyclopedia. While there are many around from 2006 onwards, it's not always easy to get others. But of all the people who may have photos, the Socceroos are the obvious people to start with. Even if you don't have one, perhaps your mum kept one! :)
Take a look at the image below to get an idea of what it will look like inside.
To get the photo to us, there are two options:
1. Email it to email@example.com
2. Or please post it to us at Fair Play Publishing, PO Box 4101, Balgowlah Heights, NSW 2093
With your photo, please ensure you include details such as your name, the match the photo is from, where it was played, how many minutes you played in that game (approximately, as Andrew will have the details) and anything else you'd like to tell us.
If we could have your photo by mid January, that would be terrific. Thank you for your help!
The book will be available in May 2018. Pre-sales are open now, with further information here.
P.S. And before you ask, yes, Andrew will be doing an Encyclopedia of Matildas in preparation for 2019 also.