Orion waltzes away with Lisa Riley autobiography

Orion waltzes away with Lisa Riley autobiography

Orion has acquired an autobiography by actress, presenter, and star of last year's "Strictly Come Dancing", Lisa Riley.

Non-fiction publishing director Amanda Harris bought world rights from Phil Dale of Q Talent for Riley's autobiography, Never Judge A Book by its Cover. It will be published by Orion on 7th November 2013 as an £18.99 trade paperback and an e-book priced £9.99.

Harris said: "From the moment I saw Lisa dance, I was desperate to publish her autobiography. Never Judge a Book by its Cover is going to be a very special memoir because at its heart is a clear and simple truth: be who you want to be and stay true to yourself."

Riley, born in Bury, Lancashire, played Mandy Dingle in soap "Emmerdale" for more than six years, and went on to present programmes including "You've Been Framed" and act in series "Fat Friends". She became a fan favourite on 2012's "Strictly Come Dancing", making it to the semi final.