From Lena Dunham to Stormzy: the world of the celebrity book imprint

On the heels of the rapper’s deal with Random House, a look at the stars dipping their toes into publishing with imprints of their ownWith the launch of his new book imprint with publishing giant Random House, announced on Thursday via Instagram, the grime rapper Stormzy joined a growing list of entertainers and musicians who have parlayed their celebrity into the world of literature.Where it was once standard for stars to pen a memoir or book of essays, or have a ghost writer do it for them, many have in the last several years opted to join forces with publishing houses to launch high-profile imprints, essentially offshoots of large publishers that offer curated selections of titles. Related: Stormzy launches publishing imprint, #Merky Books, with Penguin Random House Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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