According to Fader, Stormzy announced #Merky Books, a book collab with Penguin Random House U.K. The debut release will be Stormzy’s first-ever book, Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far and will include “hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, annotated lyrics, and contributions from those closest to him.”
Stormzy expanded on IG about giving unheard authors a voice, “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.”
The book is set to release November 1, 2018, and preorders are sold here. Open submissions will be held in 2019, as well as a paid internship and school competition opportunities.