Calling all Swifties!
Next October will be the 10-year anniversary of Taylor Swift’s first album. To celebrate this decade of success, publishers Simon & Schuster are creating the first major book about the singer, which will be oversized and heavily illustrated, giving the feel of a scrapbook.
The book is not a biography or even written by Ms. Swift herself. Rather, it’s a tribute created by the fans, for the fans. Through a series of contests hosted by the publisher, Swifties are invited to help write and design the book, and can earn good money doing it, according to a news release.
From December 13 to January 13, fans can submit potential ideas for the book’s title. The winning title will be used, and the fan who submitted it will be credited in the book and win $2,500.
There will also be a contest for the cover design, which will run from February 1 to March 1. The winner will be credited on the book’s jacket and receive $5,000.
Although the book is a collaborative effort, the publishers are looking for one super fan to serve as the honorary author and public face of the book. This fan will work with the staff at Simon & Schuster to select content for the book and then promote the published book in the media. At the time of publication, the author will be flown to New York for a press tour, a book signing in Manhattan, potential appearances on major media outlets and more. In return, this fan will receive $10,000 and have their name published on the cover. To enter this contest—which will run from December 13 through January 13—fans are asked to explain why they they have the passion, knowledge, creativity and charisma needed for this role in a three-minute video.
Additionally, all fans are invited to share their photos and ideas with the publishers. All submissions can be made here.