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Jeremy Lin Spawns New Literary Genre

Yahoo News interviewed this GalleyCat editor about a crop of rushed books about basketball star Jeremy Lin. We singled out “Jeremy Lin: Advice from Sun Tzu on Basketball and the Art of War!!!“–a $1.99 “e-pamphlet” that basically repackages quotes from a public domain classic and addresses them to “modern day basketball warrior Jeremy Lin.”

We do not recommend buying this eBook, but we think it has created a new literary genre: “The possibilities for this mash-up genre are literally endless: ‘How Sherlock Holmes Solved the Amanda Knox Case!!!’ or ‘What Rick Santorum Can Learn from the Poetry of Walt Whitman!!!’”

What famous public domain books should be repackaged as advice books for celebrities? Share your suggestions (complete with triple exclamation points) at the #linerature hashtag, we’ll post our favorites.

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Jeremy Lin Books for Your Kindle

New York Kicks star Jeremy Lin has swept the sports and media world, and everybody is wondering when the basketball star will land his inevitable book deal.

You can already buy seven eBooks about Lin on the Kindle, books ranging from biographies to trivia to poetry. Check out the books below–you can also join his nearly 500,000 followers on Twitter or visit his new Facebook page.

Last night Lin tweeted about his team’s loss to the New Jersey Nets: “9 [turnovers] wont get it done…gotta learn from my mistakes and move on to the next one. See you guys sunday!”

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