SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07: Young female fans are seen crying after purchasing merchandise at the One Direction promotional store opening on Pitt Street on April 7, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The store is the only official One Direction merchandise retail venue in Australia and will only be open until April 20. One Direction kicks off thier Australian tour in Sydney next week. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK (AP) — One Direction is on a new direction: a book deal.
The platinum-selling boy band has an agreement with HarperCollins for an authorized book, featuring exclusive interviews and the back story of the British quintet's success. Harper announced Friday that "Dare to Dream: Life as One Direction" is coming out May 22. A sequel is planned for September 2013.
One Direction's debut album, "Up All Night," has been a No. 1 smash worldwide. A U.S. tour begins two days after the release of "Dare to Dream."