Evro Publishing, the new motorsport book publisher, has so far only published three books – and two of them have been shortlisted for the inaugural Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Award.
Founded at the beginning of 2014, Evro Publishing entered the world of motorsport and motoring books at a time when other companies were departing or cutting back.
Evro’s first book was Ayrton Senna: All His Races by Tony Dodgins, released last April. The company’s second book, launched two months later, was John Surtees: My Incredible Life on Two and Four Wheels, a photographic memoir of the only man ever to have been World Champion in both Formula 1 and motorcycle racing.
Now Evro’s two début titles have been selected for the six-strong shortlist for the Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Award, the winner of which will be announced at the culmination of the Royal Automobile Club Motoring Literary Festival on the evening of Wednesday 29 October 2014.
“I am thrilled that we have achieved this recognition so early in the life of Evro Publishing,” says company founder and chairman Eric Verdon-Roe. “I think it shows that we are on the right track in our aim to publish top-quality books at affordable prices. It is particularly pleasing that our efforts have been recognised by independent experts: the Royal Automobile Club had the clever idea of inviting a panel of six knowledgeable book people – those who review books for the media – to make the nominations.”