BALLANTINE TO PUBLISH SIMON COWELL BIOGRAPHY

December 12, 2011
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Dec 12 – Dec 18, 2011 Edition BALLANTINE TO PUBLISH SIMON COWELL BIOGRAPHY

NEW YORK, NY/Decemer 16, 2011–Ballantine Books will publish SWEET REVENGE: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell by journalist Tom Bower, it was announced today. This definitive biography is the result of hundreds of hours of unprecedented access to Cowell, plus direct contributions from his many supporters and rivals. Executive Editor Pamela Cannon acquired U.S. book and audio rights from Jonathan Lloyd of Curtis Brown Group, Ltd. The book will be published in Spring 2012.

SWEET REVENGE offers a detailed insider’s account of entertainment mogul Simon Cowell’s rise to meteoric fame and all of the controversial highs and lows along the way as he settles scores with rivals. The book will be packed with juicy details, hard-to-get interviews and never-before-revealed facts all written from an objective journalist’s perspective. According to Cannon, “this is an ideal biography for anyone interested in music, pop culture, business, and personal inspiration, plus the millions upon millions of American Idol and X-Factor fans.” Just named one of Barbara Walter’s “10 Most Fascinating People of 2011,” Cowell continues to reign as a pop culture icon and media influencer.

Tom Bower is an investigative historian, broadcaster and journalist. A former producer and reporter for BBC Television for 25 years, he is the author of nineteen books, including biographies of Robert Maxwell, Mohamed Fayed, Gordon Brown, Richard Branson and Conrad Black, among others. He lives in London, England.

The Random House Publishing Group is a division of Random House, the world’s largest trade-book publisher, whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG.

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