JoBros sign Book Deal

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Want more Jonas Brothers? The Jonas Brothers have signed the first ever book deal with Disney Book Group. It will be an exclusive behind the scenes tour book that will feature never before scene photos and more and it’s set to hit stores in the Fall of 2008. (Credit: BusinessWire)

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Jonas Brothers Sign First Ever Book Deal with Disney Book Group
Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour Book to Hit Bookstores in Fall 2008

Book Will Give Fans a Backstage Glimpse at the Pop Phenomenon Band

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Disney Book Group will publish an exclusive behind-the-scenes book from the chart-topping Jonas Brothers—one of the hottest bands in the world today—on tour. The Platinum-certified recording artists and stars of the upcoming “Camp Rock” Disney Channel Original Movie will share never-before-seen photos along with exclusive commentary. The announcement was made today by Jeanne Mosure, senior vice president, global publisher, Disney Publishing Worldwide.

The book will be published in fall 2008 and will give fans a backstage glimpse at the Jonas Brothers—20 year old Kevin, 18 year old Joe, and 15 year old Nick. Disney Book Group has acquired world rights for the title.

“We have such an amazing time performing at our concerts, and to be able to chronicle all of the fun for our fans and readers is just incredible for us,” say brothers Kevin, Joe and Nick. “We hope our fans get to relive our shows and discover things they haven’t seen before through our book.”

“The Jonas Brothers are such a huge multi-media phenomenon.” says Mosure. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to share their tour with their fans and to help kids connect with the Jonas brothers in this exclusive way.”

The book deal was negotiated by Jonathan Yaged, vice president, North America publisher, Disney Book Group and will be published under the Disney-Hyperion Books imprint. The Jonas Brothers are exclusively managed by Philip McIntyre/Philymack Inc.; Kevin Jonas/Simple Days Management; and John Wright/Wright Entertainment Group. Yaged added: “We are extremely excited to give fans this unique opportunity to see what really happens backstage with one of the world’s biggest bands.

The Jonas Brothers signed with Hollywood Records and released their self-titled sophomore record in August of the same year. Within a week it reached number five on the Billboard Hot 200 chart. From October 2007 through January 2008, they launched a solo headline tour in spring of 2008, breaking the record for fastest sellout in the history of the Gibson amphitheater. The band will star in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Camp Rock, which will premiere in June 2008. They will be embarking on an international tour beginning this summer. Additionally, a 3-D concert feature film starring the Jonas Brothers will hit theaters in January 2009. The Jonas Brothers third album is set to release August 12th 2008.

Since its inception in 1991, Disney Book Group has amassed an array of best sellers from key Disney franchises including High School Musical, Disney-Pixar Cars, Disney Fairies, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Playhouse Disney properties. Disney Book Group also publishes books from award-winning authors including Eoin Colfer, Jonathan Stroud, Rick Riordan, Caroline Kennedy, and 3 time Caldecott Honor recipient Mo Willems. Recent best sellers include High School Musical: All Access; Kadir Nelson’s We Are the Ship; Ally Carter’s popular young adult novel I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You; Gail Carson Levine’s Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand; Sara Pennypacker’s Clementine, Eoin Colfer’s blockbuster Artemis Fowl series, and most recently, Mo Willems’s Knuffle Bunny Too! and The Pigeon Wants a Puppy. Upcoming titles for 2008 include such highly anticipated books as Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson’s Science Fair, Jon Scieszka’s Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, and the highly anticipated fourth book in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Battle of the Labyrinth.

Disney-Hyperion Books is an imprint of Disney Book Group (DBG); additional DBG imprints include Disney Editions, Disney Press, and Disney-Jump at the Sun Books. DBG is part of Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines, with over 400 children’s magazines published and 120 million children’s books sold each year. Headquartered in White Plains, NY and Milan, Italy, Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes books and magazines in 85 languages in 75 countries, reaching more than 100 million readers each month.