NEW YORK and LONDON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HarperCollins announced today the acquisition of JUSTIN BIEBER: JUST GETTING STARTED, the second official photographic book from multiplatinum-selling superstar Justin Bieber. Scheduled to publish worldwide in September 2012, JUSTIN BIEBER: JUST GETTING STARTED follows Justin's first book, the internationally bestselling FIRST STEP 2 FOREVER: MY STORY, which has sold more than a million copies in 25 languages worldwide.
JUSTIN BIEBER: JUST GETTING STARTED will give fans an exclusive look inside Justin's world—his worldwide tour, making his own movie, recording his new album, winning numerous awards, and performing for his legion of loyal Beliebers. Packed full of never-before-seen photos taken exclusively for this project, the book will give readers an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at Justin's life.
Worldwide rights for JUSTIN BIEBER: JUST GETTING STARTED were sold to Anna Valentine, Editorial Director, HarperCollins UK, and Emily Brenner, Vice President and Publishing Director, HarperCollins US, from Creative Artists Agency and Scooter Braun at Scooter Braun Projects.
"I'm so excited to be working on another book with HarperCollins," says Justin Bieber. "Being able to share my story with my fans through these books is an absolute privilege. I can't wait to show them more about my life on tour and in the studio in this next book."
"Following the enormous success of Justin's first book, HarperCollins is happy to be bringing his adoring and devoted fans never-before-heard stories and new photos in JUSTIN BIEBER: JUST GETTING STARTED," says Susan Katz, President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children's Books. "With all of his musical and on-screen successes, and his millions of fans on Twitter and Facebook, Justin is dominating the world of pop culture, and we are excited to be publishing the next chapter of his sensational career."
Valentine adds, "We're thrilled to be publishing Justin's next book, which will delight his millions of loyal fans the world over. FIRST STEP 2 FOREVER: MY STORY was a global publishing sensation, and in the two years since it was published Justin's career has gone from strength to strength. He's proved that he's here to stay, and HarperCollins is delighted to be continuing on this journey with him."
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