The Bookseller – Rights – Headline lands two new books from broadcaster and star of Strictly Dan Walker


Headline has acquired two new books from broadcaster and journalist Dan Walker, star of the 2021 series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, following the success of Remarkable People: Extraordinary Stories from Everyday Life (Headline) which released in 2020 and sold 50,000 copies across all formats.

The deal was struck by consulting sports editor Jonathan Taylor with Crown Media Management’s Jonny McWilliams. The first title Standing on the shoulders, will be released on October 13, 2022.

The book asks the following question: who are the unsung champions of others and what motivates them? What do they have in common? What can we all learn from them? What does it take to have a lasting impact on others? And how can we be more like that ourselves?

Taylor said: “History may be cruel and forgetful for those who don’t shout about their own success or good deeds, but Dan’s new book is a beautifully written and illuminating celebration of ordinary people and the extraordinary things that they do, and a timely reminder of the kindness and positivity that keep us going through tough times.

Walker added: “I am always amazed by the impact that Remarkable people had and it was a real pleasure to shine a light on more amazing individuals in Standing on the shoulders. It’s so comforting to know that we love to hear about these special humans who help us see a little further than we would on our own.”


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