Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Beckham title coming for Christmas


Headline is to publish David Beckham's "stunningly illustrated and very personal celebration of his playing days" in time for Christmas.
The publisher is promising to orchestrate a global campaign for the as-yet-untitled volume, which will include "exclusive photography and text", and be published on 31st October, with Beckham confirmed to promote. Non-fiction publishing director Jonathan Taylor bought world rights in a deal with Beckham's management company XIX Entertainment.

Beckham brought the curtain down on his stellar 20-year playing career in May this year, having captained his own country on 58 occasions, and worn the shirt of Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, winning League titles in four separate nations.

Taylor said: "David Beckham is, without a doubt, the most universally recognised and popular sports person on the planet, and this gorgeous book will be a superb way for his millions of fans around the world to celebrate David's remarkable achievements within football. The entire team at Headline is wholeheartedly committed to the project's international success."

Headline UK and international sales director Barbara Ronan vowed the publisher was ready to make the book "a global bestseller as we celebrate Beckham's historic 20-year career in football".

The book will be published in hardback and e-book, with price still to be confirmed.
Previous autobiographical books have included David Beckham: My Side (Collins Willow, 2003) and David Beckham: My World (Hodder, 2000).

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