Daniel Ford is a media entrepreneur who specialises in launches and relaunches. He is a writer, editor and publisher and is currently publishing director of Chase My Snail, a book packaging company in London that produces books for major publishers such as Penguin. Prior to that he was CEO of the pan-African design magazine Ogojiii, a launch project operating in Johannesburg and Nairobi.

He was Editor-in-Chief of GQ (South Africa) and Editor-in-Chief of Sunday Life magazine (Independent News & Media). He partnered with the South African Broadcasting Corporation to successfully translate the lifestyle TV show Top Billing into a glossy print format and has consulted to companies such as Laureus World Sports Awards, dunhill, Old Mutual and Engen on their digital and print media products across UK, USA, Italy, South Africa and India.

He has worked on television, radio and online but print remains his first love and in a brief foray into poetry he was named the UK’s Curry Bard in 2011, proving that no matter what you think your style of writing is, you shouldn’t be afraid to try something new.

He loves carefully crafted words, as well as digital and print publications, but ultimatately loves learning from passionate teams and contributing to their success.


Some of his books are:


The Greatest Springbok Teams (Penguin Random House 2015) profiles the players and teams who smashed the All Blacks and Australia in their own backyards in 1937, the conquerors of Europe in 1951/52, those who faced the hungry British Lions in 1924, 1980 and 2009, the Boks who lifted the World Cup in 1995 and 2007, plus many other great sides.

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12-week Cycling Italy   12-week Running Italy

Getting Fit, Getting Started is series of fitness books for beginners, or those looking to get fit again after a a time of inactivity. Your 12-Week Guide to Running, Your 12-Week Guide to Cycling, Your 12-Week Guide to Swimming and Your 12-Week Guide to Gym all offer step-by-step guidance using definable goals (e.g. running a 5km race, cycling 25km etc) and has been written by someone who loves his armchair but has also tackled some serious fitness challenges such as running the 56km Two Oceans ultra-marathon and racing the Cape-Argus, the world’s largest participative cycle race as part of Tour de France champion Miguel Indurain’s group.

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    A Fan's Guide to World Rugby (New Zealand)  A fan's Guide to World Rugby (South Africa)

A Fan’s Guide to World Rugby (New Holland, July 2011). A travel/sports guide for fans who want to watch rugby around the world, whether it’s France, Australia, South Africa, England or beyond. Published in the UK, Ireland, Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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Don’t Touch the Nuts: the Unwritten Rules of British Pubs (New Holland 2010) is a humorous look at the rituals and habits in the great British pub. Why do old boys always have to sit in the same seat? Are all country pubs really haunted? But most importantly, just what are urinal rules? Don’t Touch the Nuts is also available as an e-book.

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A Fan’s Guide to World Cricket (New Holland 2010). A travel/sports guide for fans who want to watch cricket around the world, whether it’s the West Indies, Australia, South Africa, India or beyond.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? (Two Dogs, South Africa, 2010). Co-author of a collection of essays about the issue of emigration and immigration to and from South Africa. Is life always greener on the other side of the world?

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FootballCover2 A Football Fan's Guide to Europe (Dutch:Flemish)  Scan 132260000

A Football Fan's Guide to Europe (Indonesia) A Football Fan's Guide to Europe (China)  Football Polish

A Football Fan’s Guide to Europe (New Holland 2009), a travel/sports guide for fans who want to follow their team in Europe. The book is available in the UK, Poland, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, China, Indonesia, Brazil and South Africa.

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running cover  Running Dutch Running (Spain) Running Danish  Running Finish  Running (Holland 2)  triathlon

He has contributed to numerous other current titles including Running: Serious About Your Sport (New Holland 2012), Triathlon: Serious About Your Sport (New Holland 2012), both published in numerous countries, Walking with Lions: the essential guide to touring with the 2013 British and Irish Lions (Polaris Publishing 2013); and in South Africa, Why I’d Never Live in Oz Again (Two Dogs 2008), and the SA Whisky Handbook (SchreiberFord Publications 2007, 2008, 2009). He was co-author of Football Grounds Then and Now (Dial Press 1994).

 Whisky 2009    Walking with Lions

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    jan said:
    April 26, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Dont touch the nuts is a fantastic book…….everyone should read this

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