CBS-owned Simon Schuster, publisher of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hunter S. Thompson, announced Sunday skeleton to sell a book about Taylor Swift to be crowd-sourced — that is, combined and illustrated — by fans of a cocktail superstar, designated generational mouthpiece and best partner of many. The publisher was clever to note in a proclamation that Swift herself will have no organisation with a book (or “scrapbook” as SS suggested it be called). Preorders already are being accepted, with an expected proclamation date of Oct 24, 2016, a ten-year anniversary of a recover of Swift’s first album, Taylor Swift.
(Swift had her possess proclamation on Sunday, divulgence a understanding with Apple to offer a unison from her stream debate on a AppleMusic streaming site. The unison was filmed dual weeks ago in Australia and will be accessible commencement subsequent Sunday — bringing full round a attribute that began with Swift’s critique of Apple for a plan, fast abandoned, not to compensate artists’ royalties during a hearing run of AppleMusic.)
The untitled Simon Schuster book “will be combined by fans, for fans. The publisher is mouth-watering associate Swifties around a nation to assistance furnish a book,” according to a announcement. The fan who comes adult with a winning pretension will be paid $2,500. And while a book will simulate a contributions of many, one “honorary author” will be selected by Simon Schuster and accept cover credit and $10,000. “At a time of publication, a author will be flown to New York for a press tour, a book signing in Manhattan, intensity appearances on vital media outlets, and more.” Submissions to swiftfanbook.com open on Dec 13 and will tighten one month later, on January 13, 2016.
Once a pretension and author have been dynamic and announced, a second competition will occur for a cover design; that leader will be paid $5,000 payment. Submissions will be supposed from Feb 1 by Mar 1.
Simon Schuster says a book will embody work by writers such as Sasha Frere-Jones, Ann Powers, Lizzie Widdicombe, Chuck Klosterman, Jody Rosen and Jada Yuan, who, presumably, won’t have to contention their entries to swiftfanbook.com.
“I’ve desired Taylor Swift’s work from a initial strain she expelled in 2006,” SS comparison editor Jofie Ferrari-Adler pronounced in a announcement. “Like many of my favorite artists, she is initial and inaugural an unusual writer, and we can’t wait until she decides to tell her possess books. But until that day arrives, we wish that other Swifties around a nation will wish to get concerned and assistance us make this book a estimable jubilee of her initial 10 years. Think of this plan as a really elaborate crush note.”