Rick Springfield Caps Return to TV’S General Hospital by Inspiring Unlikely Literary Boom

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A wave of Rick Springfield books published on Lulu.com could become the “biggest new literary movement since the Beat Writers.” Easy print-on-demand book publishing on Lulu (http://www.lulu.com) means Internet experts and fans rush to self-publish Springfield books as the star returns to television series "General Hospital."

Rick Springfield, the 80s pop star and actor who’s already making news by returning to his old part in TV’s General Hospital, is also inspiring an unlikely literary boom of books by fans turned authors.

”Helping Hens: Rooster Tales for Zachary”, a quirky collection of “Springfield-abilia” compiled by a diehard fan, recently became the fourth new Springfield-themed book to be published on Lulu (http://www.lulu.com), a print-on-demand website that enables anyone to publish their own book.

Its publication follows hard on the launch of “RS Shock Team/RLS Rockford Commemorative Photo-book,” “Karma—stories inspired by Rick Springfield,” and, last but not least, the “RLS Cookbook,” which includes recipes submitted by Springfield himself, his band members and tour manager.

“This is no longer just a trickle of books on Rick Springfield,” says Bob Young, CEO of Lulu.com. “It’s a swelling wave. We think of it as our “Rick Springfield Collection”. Who knows, this could turn into the biggest new literary movement since the Beats.”

The books in Lulu’s new “Rick Springfield Collection” (http://www.lulu.com/Rick_Springfield) include:

“Helping Hens: Rooster Tales for Zachary” -- Helping Hens offers something for every Springfield fan, including hundreds of pictures and sublime memories of ordinary fans.

“RS Shock Team/RLS Rockford Commemorative Photobook” --

Relive the fun and excitement of the Rockford Charity Luncheon.

"Karma -- stories inspired by Rick Springfield” -- A compilation book. Stories and inspirations by Rick Springfield fans.

“RLS Cookbook” -- A cookbook of recipes submitted by Rick Springfield fans. Find out how to make everything from Affair of the Heart Brownies to Working Class Punch! Check out the "Hidden Tracks" with a recipe from Rick himself and other fun extras.

About LULU (http://www.lulu.com): Lulu is the world's fastest-growing source of print-on-demand books. Founded by Bob Young, who previously co-founded Red Hat, the open source software company, Lulu provides independent publishers with free access to on-demand publishing tools for books, e-books, DVDs, music, images and calendars.

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