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inkpop Fundamentals: August 5, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on August 5, 2010

Justin Bieber…the book! Justin Bieber has accomplished quite a bit in his short sixteen-years. Not only was his debut album My World certified Platinum, but he is the very first artist in history to ever have a total of seven songs, from one album, hit the Billboard Hot 100 List. Now, with World Tours, billions of fans, and a wide array of guest appearances on everything from Saturday Night Live to CSI, it’s no surprise that the teen heartthrob would set his sights on commandeering the publishing world…but it’s not exactly what you think. Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story is the illustrated memoir being released by HarperCollins, which captures Bieber’s rise to superstardom via unseen photographs. Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story hits shelves in October of 2010, and is set to sell for $21.99. MediaBistro.

I was named after… There’s no question that pop culture influences society; but that inspiration goes further than merely providing ideas for what you’ll wear for prom, or what TV show you’ll be watching this Friday night. Pop culture, especially of the Twilight variety, is now one of the biggest sources for something a little more unexpected…baby names. Since the year 2005, the use of baby names such as Bella, Cullen, Jasper, Alice, and Emmett has nearly doubled; and even stranger names from Meyer’s series – including Carlisle and Renesme – have been scooped up, making it obvious that the next generation will bear the mark of Twilight. Chicago Tribune.

‘READ’ all about it! Back in the 80s and 90s, school libraries were decked out in READ posters starring everyone from Sting and Oprah Winfrey to Britney Spears, Tony Hawk, Dakota Fanning, and High School Musical’s Corbin Bleu. The posters were used as a method of sparking interest in young minds to dive into reading; and now they’re back! The American Library Association has now released a 2010 series of READ posters starring some of the biggest contemporary celebrities, which you can buy here to decorate your very own bedroom. And, if you’re so inclined, make a READ poster starring you, or one of your friends, by using the image generator. Pop Candy.

Over to you…are you a Justin Bieber fan? Will you be buying a copy of Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story for you or your friends? Do you know anyone who has drawn baby name inspiration from Twilight or another book series? If you could see any celebrity – dead or alive – star on one of the ALA’s READ posters, who would it be and why?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

5 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: August 5, 2010”

  1. Nella said

    HC why do you keep disappointing me.

    • HobbitFeet said

      Agreed. I hate to say it, this is easily the most shameful blog post I think I’ve ever seen.

      • Nella said

        No offense to HC :[
        I love them, they’ve published so many of my fav books…but now they’re publishing iffy books.

  2. Sporty said

    There is no way in a gazillion years that I’m buying a Justin Bieber autobiography. HarperCollins, why? Why?!

  3. TomW said

    Because all of his 12 year old fans will buy it, that’s why!

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