Orion Non-Fiction and Orion Spring have bought World rights for the next two books by Fearne Cotton, which will both be published in the first half of 2017.
The first title, HAPPY, will be published as a hardback and eBook, priced £16.99/£8.99, in January 2017.
Drawing on Fearne’s own experiences, this book will be a practical guide on how we can help ourselves feel more joy told from the author’s personal perspective. It will include expert advice from those who’ve helped Fearne and workbook elements that will help readers find their own daily happiness. The book will also include beautifully hand-drawn illustrations by the author herself.There will also be a second cookbook, to follow on from the bestselling COOK HAPPY COOK HEALTHY, which will also be published in hardback and Ebook (£20/£10.99) and will be published in June 2017.
Publisher Amanda Harris said:
‘Fearne Cotton is a dream author. She fizzes with creativity and ideas, writes like a dream, and has been hands-on in making her first cookbook, COOK HAPPY COOK HEALTHY, the bestseller it is today. I'm thrilled to be publishing two more books with such a talent. The first, HAPPY, will become a generation's go-to exploration of happiness. The second will be a brand new cookbook showcasing more of Fearne's inspiring and unique recipes.’
Fearne Cotton said:
‘I'm thrilled to be working on two new books with Orion. I'm over the moon that COOK HAPPY, COOK HEALTHY has been so well-received and that Orion have not only asked to write a second cookbook, they are also going to publish a book I'm currently writing about happiness. There's so much to look forward to over the next twelve months.’
Fearne has been presenting live TV since the age of 15 when she was spotted by ITV’s ‘Disney Club’. Her warmth, natural interview skills and ability to make presenting live TV seem effortless and has given her the opportunity to present a variety of shows over the years.
Fearne is currently filming her series ‘Fearne’s Happiness Project’ for new YouTube channel Pretty Upfront and has recently finished filming the latest series of Celebrity Juice in her role as team captain, a show that continues to be a ratings winner for ITV2. Other shows include Fearne & Gok: Off The Rails, The BBC Music Awards, Top of the Pops with Reggie Yates, ‘Fearne and McBusted’, a Coldplay special for Sky Arts, BAFTA red carpet coverage with Dermott O’Leary for E!, Children in Need Rocks with Chris Evans, several series of ‘Fearne and’, Must be the Music for Sky1, Comic Relief and Last Comic Standing for NBC amongst many others. Fearne is also a huge ambassador for Children in Need and can be seen annually as part of the presenting team.
In addition to TV Fearne is hugely credible in the music genre. In 2005 she joined Radio 1 where she spent 10 incredible years, initially co-hosting morning shows with Reggie Yates and then moving onto the UK Top 40 show before taking over the prestigious weekday morning slot in 2009; here she mixed big celebrity interviews with exclusive acoustic performances in the Live Lounge. The show attracted over 4 million listeners and in 2012 she won a Sony Gold Award for the show. Fearne recently returned to radio, covering Graham Norton’s show on Radio 2, co-hosting with Martin Kemp.
Alongside TV & radio, Fearne is incredibly creative having designed a home-wear range for very.co.uk, curated 13 seasons of her own very.co.uk clothing range and previously released her own make-up and toiletry ranges for Boots. Fearne is currently an ambassador for Garnier Olia and BaByliss. In her role as brand ambassador for BaByliss, Fearne creates a series of ‘Get the Look’ videos and tutorials, recreating her go-to styles using BaByliss tools. She also writes a column in women’s lifestyle magazine GLAMOUR.
In social media, Fearne has over 7 million Twitter followers and a combined Facebook and Instagram following of over 2.2 million with live, innovative content around her programming and off-air projects, ranking her amongst the world’s top 250 most influential Tweeters.
Work aside, Fearne is a mother of two and continues to find time to support a range of charities with seemingly no challenge too big for her, whether it be climbing Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief, or trekking the Inca Trail for Breast Cancer Care. As well as being an Ambassador for Children In Need, Macmillan Cancer Support & The Prince’s Trust, Fearne is also a patron for Post Pals, Tyler’s Trust and Coppafeel!, the latter of which she curates the charity’s music festival, FESTIFEEL.
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