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Stormzy announces book and Penguin Random House imprint

Merky Books on the way.

Stormzy announces to the world #Merky Books, his imprint of Penguin Random House Books as well as his debut book

Stormzy has decided to make one of his next ventures forward in his career into the world of the written word. The rapper has just announced the creation of his imprint of Penguin Random House Books called #Merky Books.

The imprint will focus on new works from young writers. Stormzy talks more about it in his most recent Instagram post (which can be read below). #Merky will begin taking submissions and offering paid internships in 2019.

Stormzy has also announced his debut book, Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far, which has been slated to be due out November 1.

The book, which is now available for pre-order on Amazon is said to contain “never-before-seen photographs, annotated lyrics and contributions from those closest to him.”

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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!) 🙏🏿❤️

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