Douglas is the writer, co-writer or ghost of 11 non-fiction books. One title – Hot Right Now: The Definitive Biography of Rita Ora – was self-published through 22five Publishing Ltd, a company he set up with co-writer Jennifer Wiley. With other titles he has been directly commissioned by publishers, while for others, he has developed ideas thanks to relationships with Talk To The Press agency and the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency. Every title he has worked on has received national newspaper coverage.
Say Goodnight JV: My Autobiography – John Virgo
Commissioned by publisher John Blake to ghost the memoir of former snooker star and commentator John Virgo. Published November 2017.
Commissioned by the publisher John Blake to work with former world boxing champ Nigel on an updated edition of his autobiography. Provided five new chapters for the 2017 edition.
Hot Right Now: The Definitive Biography of Rita Ora
Written and published by Douglas and Jennifer Wiley, co-founders of 22five Publishing Ltd. Their book on the chart-topping singer and X Factor judge received a front-page two-day serialisation in The Sun, generating widespread coverage.
Calvin Harris: The $100 Million DJ
Commissioned by Black & White Publishing to write the first biography of Scottish musician-producer-turned-DJ Calvin Harris who has risen to become one of the most successful chart stars in the world. Nationwide coverage came with a serialisation in The Sun.
For years, Collette Elliott’s only outlet from her mother’s violence was writing down experiences, however traumatic. After a landmark case against social workers who failed to protect her she contacted Talk to the Press who put her in touch with Douglas. Rights were sold directly to Penguin and Collette’s remarkable story was published in April 2014. Serialised in the Sunday Times, the book was a top ten bestseller and has sold 30,000 copies.
Initial contact with Ross Slater came through Talk to the Press agency. After Douglas developed the proposal the idea was sold to John Blake by the Andrew Lownie Press Agency. It was published in March 2014 and was serialised by the Sunday People.
After an initial introduction through Talk to the Press, Douglas developed the proposal and sold direct to Mainstream Publishing. On publication, in May 2013, Douglas assisted with the serialisation, which was sold to The Sun newspaper.
After interviewing Emily for the News of the World, she and Douglas worked together to develop a proposal for her memoirs, which were sold to John Blake Publishing through the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency. After publication, in May 2013, Douglas assisted with publicity with extracts appearing in the Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine and conducting an interview with Emily that appeared in the Sunday People.
Commissioned directly by Viking to ghost write the astonishing story of Kenneth Rijock, a Miami-based money launderer. On publication, in July 2012, Douglas assisted with publicity with an extract placed in the Mail on Sunday’s magazine.
Commissioned directly by John Blake Publishing to write a biography of an actor enjoying a golden period in his career, Douglas helped publicise the book, following publication in April 2012, with an extract appearing in The Sun. Foreign rights have been sold in France, Poland and China.
Worked with Caroline Macdonald to develop a proposal for her life story, which was sold directly to Lipstick Publishing. On publication, in May 2006, Douglas was also able to ensure the book received publicity through a two-part serialisation in the News of the World.