Teens and tweens around the world will be flocking to bookstores this fall. The first official book from singer, songwriter, guitar-player and all-around music-sensation Cody Simpson will be published by HarperCollins. “Welcome to Paradise: My Journey,” is scheduled to publish in the U.S. on October 22, 2013.
From skateboarding and the beaches of Australia to the arenas of America with Justin Bieber, “Welcome to Paradise” will chronicle the sixteen-year-old Simpson’s rise to fame. Expect a large array of never-before-seen photos as well as exclusive gossip about life on and off the stage.
Cody Simpson says, “It’s incredibly exciting for me to be partnering with HarperCollins to tell my story. I hope that my journey inspires kids from all around the world to pursue their passions and work hard for their dreams.”
Cody Simpson started his climb to fame in 2009 when he began uploading songs to YouTube. Much like his counterpart, Justin Bieber, he quickly became a viral hit. He signed with Atlantic Records and, in 2010, released the chart-topping single “iYiYi” featuring Flo Rida, which has over 23 million views on YouTube.
Susan Katz, President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books,
“Having recorded his first hit song at just twelve years old, Cody Simpson is more than just a breakout star with millions of devoted fans. He’s an inspiration. He’s continued to produce hit after hit and performs to sold-out venues all across the world. We are proud and incredibly excited to be publishing the story of his amazing rise to fame."
Anna Valentine, Publishing Director of Harper Non-Fiction, said
“Cody Simpson is one of the most exciting up-and-coming artists of his generation and I’m thrilled to welcome him to HarperCollins. Having toured the world with Justin Bieber, Cody has thrilled millions of teenage fans with his cart-topping music – and I’m excited for him to do the same with his debut book.”
Cody Simpson’s star power is only rising. Social media sites have skyrocketed among the Gold Coast cutie's fans. His YouTube channel has more than 155 million views (give it a listen as there are lots of songs from his upcoming album, including “Got Me Good,” “Wish U Were Here” and “Paradise”). He has more than 4.2 million Twitter and Facebook followers, has released two bestselling albums and has begun a world-wide arena tour with Justin Bieber. Simpson’s third album, “Paradise,” is now available.
Please visit HarperCollins Children’s Books at www.harpercollinschildrens.com for more information on one of the world’s leading publishers of children’s books. Welcome to Paradise: My Journey will be available for purchase on Oct. 22, 2013 at Amazon.com.
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