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50 Cent Lands Deal for Workout Book

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has inked a book deal with Penguin Group’s Avery Books imprint for a workout book.  Scheduled for January 2013, the book is called Formula 50: A 6-Week Total-Body Transformation Plan.

Bodybuilding.com EIC Jeff O’Connell will co-write. The Agency Group agent Marc Gerald negotiated the deal and Avery editorial director Megan Newman will edit. It’s being co-written by

Here’s more from the release: “FORMULA 50 is a radical six-week mind-body transformation plan that can work for everyone. The key ingredient is metabolic resistance training (MRT), which breaks down the barriers between traditional weight training and cardio. MRT accelerates fat loss while also building muscle and improving overall fitness. The book also offers a nutrition component and helps readers develop the mental toughness and motivation to stick with the plan.” (Image via)

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50 Cent Inks Deal for YA Book on Bullying

Hip-hop artist Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will write a semi-autobiographical novel called Playground. The young-adult book stars “a thirteen-year-old schoolyard bully who finds redemption as he faces what he’s done.”

Penguin Group (USA)’s Razorbill imprint will release the title in January 2012. Laura Arnold will edit the book. Agency Group agent Marc Gerald brokered the deal.

The rapper (pictured, via) had this statement: “I wanted to explore how a kid becomes a bully. I drew on events from my own childhood and adolescence, but was excited to see the story take on its own life. This book would have been very helpful for me growing up and now that I have a teenage son, it is my goal that this will have a positive influence on all teenagers.”