BBC Books in two-year deal with "The Voice"

BBC Books in two-year deal with "The Voice"

BBC Books has signed a two-year publishing deal with the BBC's upcoming talent show "The Voice" which will feature singers including Jessie J [pictured] and Tom Jones as talent coaches.

Editorial director Lorna Russell bought rights in four titles focused on the series from Julian Alexander at LAW: Backstage Pass (world English language rights); The 2012 Winners' Story (UK and Commonwealth); The Behind the Scenes Guide Series Two (world English language); and 2013 Winners' Story (UK and Commonwealth). The books will be written by TV and entertainment writer Tim Randall, who will be given access to contestants and coaches throughout the filming.

The first book, Backstage Pass, will be published on 12th April 2012 to coincide with the start of the live broadcasts, and will be priced £12.99.

The show, billed as the "purest vocal talent competition ever", will feature Tom Jones, Jessie J, Danny O'Donoghue from band The Script, and Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas as the four recording artists searching for "the nation's best vocal talent".