Carlton acquires Lineker title

Carlton acquires Lineker title

Carlton Books has acquired a title from former England football star and BBC sports presenter, Gary Lineker, to be published this autumn.

Commercial director Jim Greenhough bought world rights from John Holmes Associates in the title, Gary Lineker's Football: It's Unbelievable!. It will be published in hardback in October, priced £16.99.

The book is fully illustrated, and celebrates "the funny side of the global game", and will include anecdotes from England's latest Euro campaign.

Greenhough said: "We are delighted to be working with Gary Lineker on this book. From his brilliance on the pitch to becoming one of Britain's best sports broadcasters Gary really is an England football legend and this book will reflect Gary's enjoyment of world football and the diversity of the global game from the sublime to the ridiculous."

Lineker will promote the book with press interviews and a book signing in October.