October Releases From Biteback Publishing

  • October 09, 2014 17:30
  • Sarah Thrift

Celebrate #SuperThursday with Biteback Publishing. This month we’ve got a glorious range of titles that will inform and entertain. Grab them from our brand new website now… 



Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 Things You Need to Know about British Elections

Edited by Philip Cowley and Robert Ford

Ever wondered why people lie about voting? Why some parties knock on your door, and others don't? What politicians get up to in the bedroom? All the information you never knew you needed to know packed into fifty accessible chapters. 50 political experts take on sexual secrets, skewed surveys and much, much more. 

An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?

By Geoffrey Robertson QC

Leading human rights barrister, Geoffrey Robertson, asks the highly important and controversial question: was there an Armenian genocide? Robertson condemns hypocrisy and seeks to prove beyond reasonable doubt the horrific events of 1915 constitute the crime of genocide. A highly important and intelligent read.

"One of the greatest legal minds forces a shameful but inconvenient truth upon the world." Helena Kennedy QC
Chance Encounters: Tales from a Varied Life

By Tim Razzall

This is the depiction of a fascinatingly varied career, from lawyer, to businessman, to politician. Rather than a traditional chronological autobiography, Razzall has written a fascinating insight into the iconic figures he has met over the years, including encounters with the Beatles and Bill Clinton. 

“Few politicians have led such a fascinating life." Lord Alliance

Out in the Army: My Life as a Gay Solider (PB)

By James Wharton 

Last year James Wharton enthralled readers with the story of a solider who struggled to come to terms with his sexuality, but went on to become a pioneer for LGBT equality in the armed forces and beyond. Wharton has had a fascinating career, escorting the Queen to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and serving alongside Prince Harry in Canada. Wharton returns with brand new material about his life after the army in this updated paperback edition. 

"A wonderful, stirring and thrilling read. I laughed, wept and winced..." Stephen Fry 

Adventures of a British Master Spy: The Memoirs of Sidney Reilly

By Sidney Reilly

Another great addition to the Dialogue Espionage Classics Series! This book depicts Reilly’s account of his life, specifically relating to his attempt to overthrow Bolshevism and restore the Czar in Russia. The first section is followed by his wife Pepita’s description of her desperate search for Sidney in Finland and northern Russia after his disappearance. A compelling tale for all espionage fans. 


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Introducing Our Brand New Website

  • October 03, 2014 13:45
  • Sarah Thrift

Welcome to our new website! 

We've got plenty of fun new features, as well as a rather charming new design and layout. But don't worry – we've still got the same great books. The only difference is, now we also sell eBooks! Confused? Let us explain.  

Want to know more? Go on - take a look around. 

Check out our new releases! As always, they'll be available on our 2 week price promise. 

Visit our eBook store. 

Find out more about our authors.

Explore our new events page.

We'll be offering sample chapters too. Fancy reading the introduction to Breaking the Code? Here you go...

Want to know what we've got in store for you this Autumn? Take a look at our brand new catalogue. 

Don't forget to share your favourite Biteback books with friends on social media too... Luckily we've made that easier too!

We hope the new website appeals to readers and bookbuyers, old and new. 

Any questions? Feel free to email us and we'll be happy to help. 

Subsribe to our mailing list to receive details about special offers and new releases.

We hope you enjoy the new site. 


Biteback Publishing Acquires Valérie Trierweiler's Bestselling Memoir "Thank You for the Moment"

  • September 29, 2014 11:30
  • Sarah Thrift

Biteback Publishing MD, Iain Dale has bought UK & Commonwealth rights to Valérie Trierweiler’s memoir about her tumultuous relationship with French President Francois Hollande, from Anna Jarota at the Anna Jarota Agency in Paris.  The book, published in France under the bittersweet title, Merci pour ce Moment, has sold over 400,000 copies in just three weeks and is France’s fastest selling book ever.

The book will be published by Biteback in the UK in November, and Valérie Trierweiler will be coming over to England at the time of publication for a PR tour. 

Iain Dale said ‘We are thrilled to be publishing Valérie’s memoirs, which reveal the truth about her relationship with the President, from its passionate beginnings to its brutal ending in a brief press statement. I’m glad she specifically chose Biteback because it is the type of book we are very well placed to publish.’  
Valérie Trierweiler said ’I am delighted to be publishing my memoirs with Biteback – they know how to publish a book like this. My reputation was always trashed by the press in France so at last I decided to write my story.  I wanted for people in England, Australia and New Zealand to hear from me directly – who I really am and what I have been through.’

The book will be supported by a full PR & Marketing campaign. The book is being translated by Clémence Sebag. 

Price: £18.99 Hardback       
ISBN:  9781849548236

For more information please contact: Suzanne Sangster on 020 7091 1260 or email suzanne.sangster@bitebackpublishing.com


Biteback's September Releases

  • September 05, 2014 13:00
  • Sarah Thrift

We’ve got 12 fantastic new books out this month. From our collection of essential election reading, to brilliant biographies and memoirs, not to mention an exciting compendium of spy stories, September really will spoil readers rotten.


How To Be A Minister: A 21st-Century Guide
By John Hutton and Leigh Lewis

The failsafe guide on how to be a minister – and how to resign if it fails…
John Hutton and Leigh Lewis have teamed up to produce this vibrant, informative and interesting guide on how to survive in Her Majesty’s government. Recommended reading for those who enjoyed How To Be An MP by Paul Flynn.

“For anyone who wants to know how government really works, this book is a must.” Lord O’Donnell

George Osborne: The Austerity Chancellor
By Janan Ganesh

Recently serialised in The Times

Janan Ganesh tells the illuminating story of George Osborne and the era he helped to shape. By analysing his ascent through British politics and dissecting the revival of the Tories to the reformation of the state, Ganesh paints a portrait of a truly fascinating character.

Biteback’s Why Vote 2015: A short, affordable series to help you decide

Why Vote Conservative 2015 by Nick Herbert
Why Vote Labour 2015 by Dan Jarvis
Why Vote Liberal Democrat 2015 by Jeremy Browne
Why Vote UKIP 2015 by Suzanne Evans

The May 2015 General Election is fast approaching and promises to be the most exciting for generations. For those who still aren’t 100% sure which party has the manifesto that best represents them, these are the perfect guides to help you determine who to vote for.

Seize The Day
By Mike Read

Full of lively anecdotes, nostalgic reminiscences and humour, Mike Read delivers a whirlwind tour through his life in showbiz. The broadcasting legend covers all aspects of his career, from hosting prime time entertainment shows to his recent adventures on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, this witty and candid autobiography is not to be missed.

Breaking The Code: Westminster Diaries
By Gyles Brandreth

Revised and updated, Brandreth’s warts and all Westminster diaries are being rereleased with loads of brand new material (as well as previously excised diaries about Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and the premiership of David Cameron). A contemporary and honest portrait of Whitehall and Westminster, and the first ever insider’s account of the hitherto secret world that is the government whips’ office.

“Incredibly funny” Daily Mail

The Secret Agent’s Bedside Reader
Edited by Michael Smith

One of the leading authorities on the history of Britain’s spies and former intelligence officer, Michael Smith, has compiled the best espionage stories from around the world. Featuring tales from John Le Carré, John Buchan, Joseph Conrad, Ian Fleming, Graham Greene, Kim Philby, Christopher Marlowe and more… This enthralling compendium will keep you awake long past your bedtime.

The Politicos Guide to the 2015 Election
Edited by Greg Callus, Iain Dale, Daniel Hamilton and Robert Waller

Everything you need to know for the 2015 general election is enclosed in these pages.
There are lists of prospective candidates, analysis of key marginal seats and an extensive assessment of the political landscape, and so much more.
Want to make an informed decision in 2015? This book is for you.

Enoch at 100: A re-evaluation of the life, politics and philosophy of Enoch Powell
Edited by Lord Howard of Rising

Leading political figures, writers and commentators reassess Enoch Powell’s legacy in this fantastic collection, exploring the role of the government, the current state of the economy, immigration, the European Union and much more.

“A superb set of essays” Peter Oborne, Daily Telegraph

Basil Feldman: Memoirs
By Lord Basil Feldman

The businessman, politician and revered character has finally penned his autobiography. Bursting with stories of interactions with some of the most interesting, powerful figures of his lifetime, Lord Feldman’s Memoirs provide a compelling account for keen politicos.

“Basil Feldman’s story is extraordinary.” Lord Michael Dobbs


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  • August 22, 2014 13:00
  • Sarah Thrift
Publishing Assistant Vacancy


Biteback Publishing, Britain’s leading political publisher is looking for a Press and Events Officer to join their small, friendly team.

This is an ideal role for someone who’s ready for their second job in publishing.

We are looking for a creative, dynamic, well-organised individual who can run their own PR campaigns. Reporting to the Publicity Director, you will be working on an exciting list of both political and general non-fiction titles. You will have good media contacts and be familiar with online and digital PR. The role will also involve working on the Political Book Awards, organising launches and events, and liaising with literary festivals, so good organisational skills and an ability to work well under pressure are essential. This is a small team, so flexibility and a willingness to get involved in all areas of publicity are vital!

The successful candidate will have:
• Good media contacts
• Experience of online and digital PR
• Experience of organising events
• Flexibility and an enthusiastic, calm manner

Please send your CV, a covering letter and details of your current salary to suzanne.sangster@bitebackpublishing.com
Closing Date: Friday 12th September