Stormzy launches publishing imprint, #Merky Books, with Penguin Random House

The chart-topping grime star will publish his own book, Rise Up, with the new imprint, which will be ‘a platform for young writers’

Grime rapper Stormzy has announced a partnership with Penguin Random House, to set up a new publishing imprint called #Merky Books.

It will be part of a growing #Merky empire, which already encompasses a record label and music festival, and Stormzy said he was “super proud” of the collaboration. “We will be using this as a platform for young writers to become published authors,” he wrote on Instagram. “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.”

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Source: theguardian.com
Stormzy launches publishing imprint, #Merky Books, with Penguin Random House