Hodder & Stoughton has acquired book by platinum-selling pop group The Saturdays, on the back of success with titles by Girls Aloud and X-Factor runners up JLS.
Senior editor Fenella Bates signed world rights to the book via Robert Mackintosh and Jayne Collins at Maximum Artist Management. Hodder will publish in October 2010.
The Saturdays have sold more than 400,000 albums in their first year, and six top ten singles. The book will tell the individual stories of all five members of the band – Frankie, Vanessa, Una, Mollie and Rochelle – offering “personal insight into their lives before fame, life in the spotlight, their love interests and their strong friendships”. The title will also include fashion and beauty tips and backstage gossip.
Bates said: “We are thrilled to be working with The Saturdays. They are brilliant girls and brimming with ideas and enthusiasm for their book. It’s a young and vibrant addition to Hodder’s list and following the success of JLS and Girls Aloud, we’re hoping it will be the obvious gift for teenage girls next Christmas.”
Mackintosh and Collins applauded Bates’ “enthusiasm”, adding “the girls are very proud to be joining their elite list of artists”.
P.S. The girls want your help! They want to know what YOU want to see in the book, whether it be any unseen pictures, a chapter on a specific subject, such as maybe gossip from their ‘Work Tour 2009’. So if you want to tell them what you want to see in the book, then all you have to do is “tweet” them at their official twitter pages:
Get to tweeting!