Leonard Anthony’s New Book to Be Featured at 2014 London Book Fair

"Making The Book Pay!" analyzes betting industry’s history, current state.

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Accessible and easy to read, “Making The Book Pay!” is a refreshing mix of history and humor that fully explains the technical aspects of the betting industry.

Rayleigh, England (PRWEB) February 07, 2014

Author Leonard Anthony takes a critical look at the betting industry in the United Kingdom in his revelatory new nonfiction, “Making The Book Pay!” (published by Trafford Publishing).

In the years since off-course betting was legalized, the bookmaking industry has enjoyed a fruitful existence mainly on the goodwill of its hard-pressed workforce, according to Anthony. “On reading the book, I expect betting shop readers to recognize the events and others to feel they have learned something about a mysterious business!”

An excerpt from “Making The Book Pay!”:

“Among such entrepreneurs were two giants – Romulus and Remus. These legends of the bookmaking world compared easily with the Amundsuns and the Scotts of the start of the 20th century. These guys were not born with the proverbial silver spoons in the mouth – for them it was hard graft! They were single minded, tough, determined individuals – the stuff that empire builders are made of! Their small acorns grew to massive oak trees – so large, they employed, thousands! And they did all this by making the book pay!”

Accessible and easy to read, “Making The Book Pay!” is a refreshing mix of history and humor that fully explains the technical aspects of the betting industry.

“Making The Book Pay!” will be a featured title at the 2014 London Book Fair, held April 8-10.

“Making The Book Pay!”
By Leonard Anthony
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 86 pages | ISBN 9781425107215
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Leonard Anthony was born in India. Now retired, he has resided in England for more than 55 years.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.


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