Self-help from Simon & Schuster

<p>Simon &amp; Schuster has bought UK and Commonwealth rights to a new self-help book.</p><p>Kerri Sharp, commissioning editor for non-fiction, bought rights to<em> You Need This Book </em>in a pre-emptive deal from Antony Topping at Greene &amp; Heaton</p><p>The book, which has been written by Mark Palmer and Scott Solder, is described as &quot;an incredibly exciting and powerful tool for getting what you want in life&mdash;from a career change to faster service in a pub&quot;.</p><p>Sharp said: &quot;It&#39;s a fantastic new way forward in personal development with a sprinkling of British humour and a down-to-earth focus that&rsquo;s too often lacking in the genre.&quot;</p><p>The book will be published in January 2010 and the publisher is hoping to build it into a series.</p>