Atom, the YA imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, has acquired the debut novel by music journalist Rebecca Denton.
Going Solo is about a girl who meets the lead singer of hot boyband The Keep when her father takes her backstage at their London concert. Denton, who has worked for MTV, Channel 4, the BBC and ITV, said the story was inspired by her own experiences of filming music programmes with bands.
Atom editor Sarah Castleton bought the UK and Commonwealth rights from Hattie Grunewald at Blake Friedmann. She said: “What I love about Going Solo is that it celebrates all that is completely brilliant about artists and their fans, at the same time as poking fun at all that is woeful, bizarre and downright cringe-worthy about the fame industry. Rebecca’s insider’s eye means that we trust every page. Like Smash Hits at its best, Going Solo knows its pop music and is a right giggle to read. It’s going to be a lot of fun to publish.”
Going Solo will be published in February 2017.