S&S acquires Ashes memoir

S&S acquires Ashes memoir

<p>Simon &amp; Schuster has bought the memoir of James Anderson, one of the cricketers who helped England reclaim the Ashes.</p><p>Ian Chapman, m.d. and c.e.o. of Simon &amp; Schuster UK, bought UK &amp; Commonwealth rights from Jonathan Conway at Mulcahy Conway Associates on behalf of Craig Sackfield at Centric Sports Management. The deal, believed to be for a six-figure sum, was signed on Christmas Eve. </p><p>The book&#39;s publication date has yet to be confirmed.</p><p>Chapman said: &quot;It is a privilege to welcome Jimmy Anderson to Simon &amp; Schuster&#39;s list as one of the world&#39;s foremost bowlers following his stellar performance in 2010 - 2011&#39;s Ashes. His role in England&#39;s hugely successful tour of Australia was substantial and he was pivotal in retaining the Ashes as our leading wicket-taker. </p><p>&quot;This is a must-have autobiography for any cricketing fan and we look forward to publishing Jimmy with huge pride and excitement.&quot;</p><p>Anderson said: &quot;I&#39;m delighted to be able to tell the story of my career for the first time. Simon &amp; Schuster&#39;s enthusiasm and vision for the project is something that excited me from the start. I&#39;m raring to get going when I&#39;m back home from what is proving to be the best winter away I&#39;ve ever had. Let&#39;s hope bringing home the Ashes urn is just the first of many successes for this England team.&rdquo; </p>