U.K. rapper Stormzy has announced #Merky Books, a book imprint formed in collaboration with Penguin Random House U.K. The company’s debut release will be Stormzy’s first-ever book, Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far. The book will include “hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, annotated lyrics and contributions from those closest to him.” It’s available for pre-order now, and will be released on November 1, 2018.
Super proud to announce our new venture #Merky Books, a publishing imprint in collaboration with Penguin Random House @penguinukbooks We will be using this as a platform for young writers to become published authors, I know too many talented writers that don’t always have an outlet or a means to get their work seen and hopefully #Merky Books can now be a reference point for them to say “I can be an author” and for that to be a realistic and achievable goal. Reading and writing as a kid was integral to where I am today and I from the bottom of my heart can not wait to hear your stories, your poems, your novels, your sci-fis and then getting them out into the big wide world. Proper proud of this! We’ll be doing school competitions, taking entries and submissions and looking for writers as well but I’ll keep you posted! #Merky Books will also be offering a paid internship in 2019! The first book to be released under the imprint will be “Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far” out November 1st and available for pre order now (The link is in my bio!) 🙏🏿❤️
#Merky Books will publish fiction, non-fiction and poetry all curated by Stormzy. The imprint hopes to publish around “two or three books per year, and form a home for a new generation of voices,” according to the site.