Tales From The Betting Ring – Skint Mob!


 

Skint Mob! is a 200 page king-sized paper back with colour photographs. It brings to life the betting rings of UK racecourses from Aintree to Ascot and Newton Abbot to Newbury via point to points and the odd nip into a betting shop. The author uses his own experiences working for bookmakers since the late 1980’s as a vehicle to bring to life the colour and characters of that most vibrant and exciting of habitats. Add a liberal sprinkling of humour and you have a must-read for all fans of UK racing and its unique atmosphere. Cost £9.99 plus postage. If anyone is interested in getting one and doesn’t expect to be going to the races or doesn’t do eBay if you send me £11.99 (£9.99 + £2 postage) either by paypal to simonnott@yahoo.co.uk marked Skint Mob! or cheque made payable to Simon Nott, 16 Fairby Close, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6AB I will send you one. Postage outside of the UK is Republic Of Ireland and Europe £4.95, rest of the world £8.00

NOW ALSO AVAILABLE ON AMAZON http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0992755409/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_a8eZsb0A0TZ22

AND KINDLE http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skint-Mob-Tales-Betting-Ring-ebook/dp/B00HUWR8RE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389898989&sr=8-1&keywords=skint+mob+kindle

Review from the Racing Post 23/03/14

Review from the Racing Post 23/03/14

 

 

Sunday Independent (Plymouth)

Sunday Independent (Plymouth)

Racing Ahead Magazine's review with postal purchasing details.

Racing Ahead Magazine’s review with postal purchasing details.

Anthony Eyles ‏@anteyles 1h
@SimonNott I’ve just finished reading your book Simon, really enjoyed it. Cheers.

Douglas Campbell ‏@DCsportsvalue 13m
Finally got around to reading Skint Mob by @SimonNott and can thoroughly recommend it to any followers of the turf.

Devon Life review

Devon Life review

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 28 Feb 2014
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Enjoyed Skint Mob! very much. Read it on my ipad via kindle. Fascinating, even though I know little about racing. A glossary of terms would help, but I picked up the lingo as I went along….
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a punt, 25 Feb 2014
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If you have been in or around the betting ring its bottle on that you will enjoy this book .
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read and fascinating, especially if you don’t know racing., 19 Feb 2014
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I bought this as I had heard a few of these tales and decided I would take a punt (pun intended) on this book. I don’t fully understand racing or how the betting works but I have to say this makes no difference to you as a reader.

It’s the stories Nott tells and the way he does so, some are hilarious, others are revealing. This is what makes the book such a great read. It’s not all racing either, the stories of his time in the Army will raise a smile.

It does help a little that I live in the same area as the author, but the mental pictures painted made the book an absolute delight, and I very much look forward to his next publication.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 3 Feb 2014
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what an interesting read.into the bookmaking industry.really good read,found it interesting and very funny some of the stories were hilarious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars … “Welcome to Newbury!”, 27 Jan 2014
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This is great collection of stories from the betting ring. It takes you on one man’s journey from super keen novice punter to working for various racecourse bookmakers. Particularly interesting is the first hand account of what happened when the betting exchanges arrived and their effect on the racecourse betting market.

Anyone with an interest in racing and betting will enjoy this. It’s very well written and you can imagine yourself being right there in the betting ring as the stories are being recounted.

Great stuff and I hope it is a success for the author. It certainly deserves to be.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable!, 15 Jan 2014
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Entertaining read,I read this from cover to cover(always a good sign).
For anyone with a strong interest in racing, and in particular the bookmaking way of life,its a must have. The author tells the story about his introduction to betting from a young age,taking him on a journey around the tracks and the characters he came across. From the way things were done “old school” style to todays fast moving “techy” betting scene.
A perfect read for anyone on either side of the punting fence!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Self Published Job One To Follow, 10 Jan 2014
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I very much enjoyed this having snatched at the reins from a hesitant beginning we progressed smoothly and ran on well.

Imagine that there is further fund of stories to provide good entertainment and firmly establish Tiverton in literary circles !

@ncardwell 30 Dec
My other sports book of 2013 – @SimonNott’s brilliant ‘Skint Mob! Tales From The Betting Ring’. If you’re a racing punter, this is for you.

@hardcorenh 1h
@SimonNott Great read! Unputdownable :-)

@sharpeangle 26 Nov
Betting mad.Ever bet at a racecourse? @SimonNott’s terrific new book, Skint Mob! (£9.99)is Betting Ring heaven; great Xmas gift for punters.

@nebbiolo77 7m
@SimonNott just finished #skintmob. Brilliant read. Reminded me what a privilege it was to work in the ring in 1990s and noughties.

@r1cky55 1h
@SimonNott Just finished skint mob, great read, perfect way to spend the next few days with no racing. can’t wait for the follow up .

@Course_Distance 
@SimonNott I’ve just finished reading #SkintMob a compelling and entertaining read – congratulations.

@trefenter 6m
@SimonNott Enjoyed your book very much. Uncanny, first couple of pages like reading my own life story, even 1st bet was 50p ew on a 1/3 2nd!

@daxoli 03 Jan
@SimonNott just finished Skint Mob! Really enjoyed it, perceptive and funny history of the betting ring. Thanks! Happy New Year!

Some more local press too http://www.middevongazette.co.uk/Simon-recalls-skint-happy-days-races/story-20408878-detail/story.html

 ‏@MrPaulMDuffy 24 Dec
Shout out for @SimonNott #skintmob is a must read.

 @Norrrrrrrrris 19 Dec
“@betted888: Any u gambler folk looking for a lighthearted read over Chrimbo period check out @SimonNott Skint Mob”

@tomtomwinnie 11h
@SimonNott Loved you book Simon, I’d highly recommend it.#talesfromthebettingring#simonnott

@themilemuncher 
@SimonNott  cheers Simon, a great read. A real insight from a punters point of view.

 ‏@dwarrington76 28 Nov
Just finished Skint Mob, honestly the best betting book I have read, enjoyed every page. Hope to see a part 2 in the future.

@andygosling2 23 Nov
I enjoyed every page. Now crack on with part 2 ;)

‏@Jacktemplar 12 Dec
 brilliant read!

 @capitalgull 10 Dec
Really enjoying it Simon. Takes me back to childhood at Newton

‏@Relko67 9 Dec
Finished the book at the weekend. A good read, really enjoyed it, thanks.

@ColWadey 8 Dec
Love Horse Racing/Betting/Buzz of the Betting Ring ? Then the book #SkintMob by @SimonNott is for you. #GreatRead

 ‏@Spotter127 8 Dec
 Thanks for sending the copy of “Skint Mob” Simon. I’ve only read the first few chapters so far, but I am enjoying it immensely.

 ‏@potterthebookie 3 Dec
Got mine on Saturday and very good it is too.

‏@TwitTopTipsters 3 Dec
great read Simon

@jofwigby 2 Dec
Pleased as punch with #skintmob – ta muchly – excellent #stockingfiller for the betting/racing fan xx

@LadyNanBullen 29 Nov
Blatant plug before turning in; “Skint Mob” is a great tale from years of betting ring observation.

@Punter_No1 28 Nov
Skint Mob a great read, good memories of when the betting ring had a heartbeat. Excellent Xmas present. #punting #horseracing

‏@pat_cosgrave 22 Nov
finished skint mob yesterday. Very enjoyable read. 

@BetJackBevan 21 Nov
Cracking read… Couldn’t put it down!

@photography_jmj 20 Nov
It’s the book that has got the racing industry talking!

But it wasn’t all good on twitter! 

Niall Bermingham ‏@Berminn27 21 Nov
@SimonNott that’s ur first tweet in two weeks that hasnt mentioned your book!

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Skint Mob! Tales From The Betting Ring. OUT NOW

Skint Mob! Tales From The Betting Ring. OUT NOW

Back cover.

Back cover.

From the Sunday Independent

From the Sunday Independent

 

My  (Award Nominated but sadly unplaced) book ‘Skint Mob – Tales From The Betting Ring’ is a book about the bookies, punters and other wonderful characters I have met in my time on racecourses. There have been some nice reviews. 

Skint Mob! Tales From The Betting Ring. OUT NOW

If you’d like one you can buy a signed copy  direct  from me via paypal here 

http://www.simonnott.co.uk/?page_id=315

It’s also available on Amazon and on Kindle.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skint-Mob-Tales-Betting-Ring-ebook/dp/B00HUWR8RE/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1403039085&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Available on Nook

http://www.nook.com/gb/ebooks/skint-mob-tales-from-the-betting-ring-by-simon-nott/2940149802029

Available on Kobo

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/Skint-Mob/577sO7waFEmz9tXv9posiQ

 

 

All your feedback on-line or direct is encouraged, it will help me decide on how to go forward with the book, I hope you enjoy it. Many thanks. Si.

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Great I will e-mail it to my friends!

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  2. […] My Book, ‘Skint Mob – Tales From The Betting Ring’ is on target to be available this week, all details here https://simonnottracing.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/tales-from-the-betting-ring-skint-mob/ […]

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  3. Posted by D.phillips. on November 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I will pick up 3 copies at Cheltenham on Friday if you have them.

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  4. Would love to get a copy at some stage!

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    • I have some to sell direct and will have them on eBay and Amazon if the initial reaction to them is good. If you like the blog you will hopefully like the book. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

      Reply

  5. Posted by jje on February 24, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Loved the book especially as i nicked a price .

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