Headline has acquired books by former cricketer Phil Tufnell, ex-boxer Ricky Hatton and rugby union player Adam Jones. Non-fiction publishing director Jonathan Taylor was behind the trio of acquisitions.
Tufnell will write a “life-affirming” memoir, Where Am I? My Autobiography (to be published 13th August 2015), covering his post-cricket career. World English-language rights were bought from Paragon Sports Management m.d. Mike Martin. Hatton will reflect on his five fights in Las Vegas—including fight negotiations, trash-talking promotional tours and “epic post-fight benders”—in Vegas Tales (19th May 2015). World rights were bought from David Riding of MBA Literary Agents and Hatton’s manager, Paul Speak.
UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired for Jones’ Bomb: My Autobiography from Caroline Ayling, commercial director of Esportif International. Jones, who is nicknamed “Bomb”, has won 95 caps for Wales. The book will be published on 10th September 2015.