Making 'The Quiet Fan' happen by converting to paperback

Monday, 6 November 2017

Dear loyal supporters,

After funding for The Quiet Fan almost reached 50%, things went rather quiet. This occasionally happens with Unbound books, and when it does they sometimes agree with authors to publish their books in e-book/paperback editions only. As I was definitely not born to crowd-fund, this seems right for me.


The major upside is that an e-book/paperback edition requires less cash…

A summer appeal and The Quiet Fan blog

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

It's summer. It's quiet. Many people switch off their computers, and that's a good thing. It also means stagnation for crowd-funders. When the sun's shining, who wants to read emails asking you to pledge money? I freely admit that I usually press 'delete'.

Still, I'm going to appeal to you, my loyal supporters, to try and persuade just one or two football fans in your wider circles to buy The…

Interview and another excerpt

Friday, 26 May 2017

Dear Supporters,

Thank you for tolerating another update. Just wanted to alert you to another excerpt from The Quiet Fan, posted today by When Saturday Comes magazine, pertaining to the 1984 Scottish Cup Final. That was the day when, as a soft and very quiet Rangers fan, I was trapped in the Celtic section and forced to show the appropriate emotions in the midst of a crushing hangover.


Chapter One - boxed set and sampler

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Dear backers and potential readers,

The boxed set for Chapter One, 'Lincoln City v Exeter City: Cursing' is now on my pledge page. There will be future boxed sets for each specific chapter, though not necessarily in any coherent order (depends which cupboards and boxes I open first).

After an Introduction severely doubting the worth of Albert Camus' quote connecting football to morals and…

In editorial development
Publication date: TBC
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