You may have seen some of the high level sports autobiographies we have published in recent years. Sergio Aguero's 'Born To Rise'; Craig Bellamy's life story 'Goodfella'; Jimmy White's 'Second Wind'; Keith Gillespie's 'How Not To Be A Football Millionaire' and Fabrice Muamba's 'I'm Still Standing' were all extremely well received and have all sold in their thousands. We're unique as sports book publishers. Not only will we produce striking covers and powerful content, we will back this up with a unique and effective marketing campaign, harnessing the all-encompassing reach of Trinity Mirror, the UK's biggest publishing plc. As well as autobiographies we can produce eye-catching picture books and success driven official club titles such as Manchester City '#Champions: The Sequel' and 'The England Rugby Scrapbook'. We're also able to call on rare images and historic stories from our amazing archive to give our books something extra.
At Trinity Mirror Sport Media, we know and understand that reading habits are changing. Customers want choice and that's why we've been at the forefront of the sports publishing business developing our ebook strategy. Our ebook sales have risen dramatically in the past two years proving that we're producing the right products and reaching the right customers in all the key marketplaces.
Every game in every sport matters. So does the matchday programme.
A programme is a unique souvenir of a sporting occasion. We know that programmes can be treasured for years to come. That's why we're proud to take extra care and attention in the way we produce programmes for our clubs and their fans. We understand that we have to work hard to give both our partners and their valued supporters what they want.
Our award-winning matchday programmes are packed with innovative content and engaging platforms. Using our unique marketing reach, and placing an emphasis on must-read features and columns, collectibility is a key factor in our tailored content strategy.
Sometimes we know we have to break the mould to get the results we want. We can produce special one-off programmes for a historic anniversary or club event. We have season-long themes and special marketing campaigns that strike a chord with fans.
We believe that our passion, knowledge and experience sets us apart in this field and that shows in our track-record of increasing programme sales against market trends.
Exclusively for the fans
Our official magazines lead the way through ground-breaking content and design. From popular weekly titles to impressive monthly publications and special magazines, Sport Media have a reputation for delivering the best.
We offer a range of publishing services tailored to your club or organisation's requirements. Through years of experience, we can adapt to the demands of a constantly changing market to ensure that we deliver lively, informative, and innovatively designed products that appeal to fans across the sporting mix. Our creative thinking sets us apart from our competitors.
We are accommodating in our outlook and flexible when it comes to adapting to a client's often hectic schedule, ensuring that we deliver optimum quality products to market on time. Sport Media have established a range of tried and trusted partnerships with key printers who are committed to working with us to maintain the highest standards and ensure that deadlines are met and clients maximise their sales window.
At Sport Media, we are strategically positioned at the forefront of digital publishing for sport.
Our design-led, interactive publications and the way they are produced are in line with the leading international consumer magazines. This puts us ahead of the game in the sports sector.
We have created digital matchday programmes and magazines for a host of clubs and organisations and have the ability to layer this offering with special issues and bespoke publications. Sport Media uses the latest technology and works with partners at the cutting edge of the business to ensure that we can fulfil clients' expectations in the growing area of digital publishing.
None of our rivals are able to offer the advertising and marketing opportunities that naturally come as part of the Trinity Mirror package. Through our network of national, local and digital media we can utilise a range of platforms that give your publications the best chance of success.
With Sport Media, official club magazines have the best chance of thriving in a challenged consumer environment. Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton, Aston Villa, Celtic and West Bromwich Albion are just some of the clubs who have reaped the rewards of a unique publishing partnership. Authors can also benefit from this powerful Trinity Mirror reach. Using our own channels, we promote our books far and wide, often resulting in strong sales.
With five national newspapers, over 120 regional titles and more than 400 digital products, Sport Media can undoubtedly bring a new dimension to your publishing aims.
Our incredible Mirrorpix archive offers your club or brand unrivalled access to an incredible and unique collection of archive images and match reports spanning more than a century of British sport. Plus our regional newspaper centres have their own archive assets.
As well as design, editorial and production, we can offer printing and distribution services. Sport Media prints in a range of magazine and programme formats across the UK and we have relationships with book printers in Europe and China. As the largest contract printer for third party newspapers and publishers in the UK, Sport Media can also offer its clients the benefit of using Trinity Mirror's own award-winning press sites. As national publishers, we are also perfectly placed to ensure all routes to market are maximised. We have a proven track record of targeted distribution that ensures you give your products the best possible chance of success.
We have experience in licensing content and selling magazines worldwide. Trinity Mirror's acquisition of Communicator Corp, experts in delivering digital communications in more than 178 countries in over 30 languages for an extensive client base also brings potential benefits. For Chelsea Football Club we produced a multi-lingual publication for their Tour of Asia, in Thai, Malay, Chinese and English. This served as a successful leave-behind legacy for the club.
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