Since 2010, BackPage has been a unique, independent voice in sports media, telling award-winning, best-selling sports stories from all over the world.
We publish books – our way. That means producing fewer titles than other publishers and working side-by-side with the best sportswriters: developing ideas, supporting research, creating beautiful books and then telling the world about them.
BackPage have sold over 300,000 books, our titles have been translated in 15 languages and made into movies. We have developed books with brands such as The Athletic and Football Manager.
We produce audio. We created the first major football interview show in the UK: The Big Interview with Graham Hunter. Six years, more than 100 guests and over 13 million listens later, that podcast is still going strong, with guests including Jurgen Klopp, Rio Ferdinand, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Virgil Van Dijk.
In 2020 we produced our first Spotify original, for their award-winning Giant series and we also make Between the Lines, telling the stories behind great sportswriting.
We make video content. Our book, Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World, was made into a Universal movie, Take the Ball, Pass the Ball, by Zoom Sport; while our Sean Fallon: Celtic’s Iron Man title became a BT Sport film in 2015 (adapted by False Nine). We create social video content for The Big Interview – including a bespoke YouTube channel – and shoot promotional videos for our books.
BackPage were formed a little over 10 years ago by three sports journalists who wanted to change the way sports stories were told. We’ve been doing it our way ever since.