Ebury Press has acquired a title from the runner-up of last year's series of "The Great British Bake Off", James Morton.
Senior editor Sarah Lavelle bought world rights from Stuart Cooper at Metrostar in the book, Brilliant Bread. It will use step-by-step photos to guide the reader through the how-to of dough-making, shaping and baking, with recipes ranging from loaves, to flatbreads, sourdoughs, buns, focaccia and pretzels.
It will be released as a £20 hardback in August 2013.
Lavelle said: "The key with James' bread book is that, unlike most other bread authors, he is not a professional. He understands what people want to know about making their own bread, makes it accessible and approachable.
"He's a knowledgeable and entertaining teacher, and endeared himself to millions on 'Bake Off'. I'm so happy to be working with him on his first book."