World Rights for a photographic book by Take That have been acquired by Rowland White at Michael Joseph from Eugenie Furniss and Sol Parker at William Morris and Jonathan Wild at 10 Management.
The book is to be published in two volumes and will celebrate the remarkable Take That story, from the formation of the band in 1990 right up to the present day.
The images will include personal pictures, previously unseen images from the Take That archive, as well as specially commissioned, stunning new photography. The accompanying text will be written by the band.
Jonathan Wild, on behalf of the band commented, "The guys have wanted to do a book for a long time, but it was important that the timing, as well as the creative idea was right. They're really looking forward to producing what will be a fantastic collector's piece featuring imagery spanning almost two decades along with comment which is both honest and personal".
White says: 'The inspiring return of Take That has been pop's biggest and best good news story. And nothing short of astonishing. I'm very proud indeed that Penguin will be collaborating with the nation's favourite band on this ground- breaking and enormously exciting project.'
The book will be published in October 2009 following the band's record-breaking summer tour.