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Publishers are hoping to cash in on England's Ashes success, following the cricket team's victory over Australia during the weekend.
Orion is bringing forward publication of its official Ashes tie-in to the end of September. The as yet untitled book will be priced £18.99. Written by the Mail on Sunday's cricket correspondent, Peter Hayter, it will feature contributions from the winning England team, as well as several sections of colour photographs.
Orion also published the official tie-in following England's 2005 Ashes success. Malcolm Edwards, Orion deputy c.e.o., said: "We are moving ahead as quickly as possible. Peter is working on getting interviews with all of the key players."
Hodder and Stoughton will add fresh material to three of its cricketing memoirs this autumn. Winning captain's Andrew Strauss' autobiography, Testing Times and Bringing Home the Ashes, will include around 30,000 words devoted to this summer's Test series. The release date has been brought forward to 17th September.