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Simon & Schuster to Publish Crowdsourced Taylor Swift Book



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    Simon & Schuster will publish a crowdsourced book on Taylor Swift that fans will help create.

    The publisher announced Sunday that it will hold a contest where fans can name the book, which will be an oversized and illustrated volume "with the feel of a scrapbook." The book will collect magazine profiles and other various writings on Swift over her 10-year career.

    Simon & Schuster is looking for "one super-Swiftie" to serve as "honorary author" whose name will appear on the jacket. Passionate fans can upload a video of three minutes or less to make their cases. The winner will be paid $10,000.

    A third contest will also be held to design the cover.

    Senior Editor Jofie Ferrari-Adler said he hopes "Swifties around the world" will get involved.