Transworld has bought the rights to the first official Cheryl Cole book, My World, to be published on 30th September. Editorial director Sarah Emsley bought world rights from literary agent Pat Lomax at Bell Lomax Moreton.
Emsley said: “Last year Cheryl Cole had a number one single, a number one album and was a judge on the UK’s most successful television programme. She continues to be an integral member of the most successful girl band the UK has ever seen. Warm, talented, incredibly beautiful, greatly loved by the British public and an absolute joy to work with, she is the most talked about celebrity in the UK today. We could not be more thrilled to be publishing the first official Cheryl Cole book.”
The title will be a “lavishly illustrated” hardback and will be published by Bantam Press. Many of the images will be previously unseen photographs from Cole’s personal collection, along with new exclusive pictures.
Cole said: “I think looking at pictures is a bit like listening to music – it reminds you of what was happening and how you were feeling at certain times in your life. Sometimes I look at old pictures and I can’t believe that was me. I think we all do that. I went through a phase of being a bit tomboyish when I loved trainers and Timberland boots and baggy trousers. I had pink streaks in my hair at one point but I was experimenting and at the time I liked it. I can look at photos and straight away they’ll bring back loads of memories. That’s really why I wanted to do this book, so I could choose pictures that mean something to me and tell the stories that go with them.”