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