HarperCollins acquires 'X Factor' boyband

HarperCollins acquires 'X Factor' boyband

HarperCollins is publishing a book by "X Factor" finalists One Direction next month to coincide with the "X Factor" tour.

Natalie Jerome, publishing director for non-fiction, bought world rights to the book from Fremantle Media Enterprises (FME), Syco Entertainment and Modest! management. Forever Young: Our Official X Factor Story will be published on 17th February.

Jerome said: "One Direction are a brilliant group who stormed their way through the show, establishing an incredibly enthusiastic fan base along the way.

"We all witnessed that fan base develop rapidly in the latter stages of the ‘X Factor' and this book will be perfect for anyone who wants to know more about the boys, how they came together as a band and their experiences of the show."

Jerome previously bought rights to a book by "X Factor" winner Matt Cardle, with the publisher releasing it in December, just days after he was announced as the winner of the 2010 ­competition.

John Blake already has a One Direction title in the charts.