Release date: 21 October 1999
Publisher: Virgin Books
Format: Hard cover, 127 pages
Telling the story of the pop group Steps, this book contains a section on each member and features on such subjects as food and fashion. It also reveals the fun they have backstage, facts and a quiz for fans, and all the dance moves. Written by Jordan Paramor.
Welcome to our very first book! It's all about us--how we first met, what we really get up to, what makes us laugh and what we really think of each other! It's full of exclusive photos: larking about on the set of our videos and on tour, and trying to be sensible at photo shoots! H has taken loads of pictures while we've been on the road, so you will see what goes on when no-one's around!
We've worked hard with our friend, Smash Hits writer Jordan Paramor, to make it the most poptastic book you'll ever read, and we've revealed a few of our biggest secrets along the way! There's a chapter on each of us, full of everything there is to know (and some things we didn't even know ourselves!). We've put in the dance moves, so if you still haven't learnt, now's your chance!
With loads of funny facts, a quiz and a sneak preview of our Arena Tour, we hope you'll have as much fun reading this book as we've had since everything went crazy and we became pop stars!
This being the official biography, there's nothing along the lines of "My Cocaine Hell". Then again, the fresh-faced fivesome have so successfully dedicated their lives to the pursuit of pop kitsch that it's almost inconceivable that such a temptation would ever cross their minds.
Compiled by Smash Hits writer Jordan Paramor, Steps: The Official Book is a bright, breezy and thoroughly brainless wander through the vestigial thoughts of Faye, Lee, Lisa, H and Claire. But to the credit of all, it's a lark delivered with tongues in cheeks, absent of the repulsive vanity that afflicts many a boy band.
Be prepared for anodyne questions along the lines of "What's your favourite kind of fish?" ("Cod", reckons H) or "What colour's your bath towel at home?" ("Bright yellow", claims Lisa). Flick instead to the dance routines, where even the most inept, clumsy-footed fans can pick up the moves to Steps' biggest hits so far. Pay attention though, because the book ends with a quiz to test your Steps knowledge.
Published on Amazon.com by Louis Pattison
Release date: 8 March 2001
Publisher: Virgin Books
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
This book delves deep into the realities of a Steps tour, showing the fans exactly what it's like to travel to a different city each night, perform in front of thousands of fans and get up each day to do it all over again. Written by Jordan Paramor.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go backstage at a Steps concert? This official book takes you past the security guards, down the corridors and into the dressing rooms to meet Lisa, Lee, Faye, H and Claire - in private.
Featuring in-depth interviews, tour anecdotes and a selection of exclusive photographs, STEPS in Private tells the inside story of Steps' record-breaking 2000 UK tour - both onstage and off. It's your own personal backstage pass to STEPS heaven!
If you love Steps then you'll love this book. In this book they tell us everything about what goes on behind the scenes and also includes a private interview with each member of the band. They tell us about how they promote their singles and albums and how they love to perform on their tours (what they're best at) as well as how they feel before they go on stage. As we'd all expect from Steps this is a fantastic book!
Published on Amazon.com by P Keegans
Release date: 21 September 2001
Publisher: Virgin Books
Format: Hard cover, 132 pages
With 11 top five singles and over 10 Platinum total album sales in the UK, Steps have shown that they're not just another pop group. This book accompanies the band's greatest hits CD Steps Gold and features reminiscences and stories from the group as they look back on their career. The book aims to reveal their feelings about their songs, the videos, the dance routines and their live shows. Packed with over 100 new and archive pictures, many of them them exclusive to the book, this is the perfect companion to Christmas 2001's biggest Greatest Hits compilation - and a must-have for every Steps fan.
Wow, here we are again! Another year, another book, another album and another tour. We still can't believe how incredible it is being in Steps, and once again we want to say a massive thank you to all of you for making all of this possible.
We've had the most amazing time over the past few years, travelling the world, making videos and creating songs. We feel that one of the secrets of our success is the fact that we've enjoyed everything we've done so much, and we hope that by doing that we bring a bit of Steps sunshine into the lives of everyone who listens to our records, reads our books, watches our videos, or comes to see us in concert.
Just to make sure you really know how much you're all appreciated, we've decided to celebrate the life of Steps so far by bringing you a whole Greatest Hits extravaganza in the shape of Gold: the album, the tour and of course, the book! Read on to discover which of our tracks are our favourites and discover some of our best-kept tour and video secrets!
We want you to think of Gold as the end of the first chapter of the Steps story - and the beginning of a new exciting one! We've all still got so many ambitions and dreams we want to fulfil, and we know that with the support of you, our loyal fans, we can do just about anything.
Lee, Claire, H, Faye and Lisa.