Today we're discussing famous YouTubers writing books and getting book deals. This is a special discussion because we're having this as an actual conversation. Purple is Charli, blue is Tori.
To quickly disclaim: We both absolutely adore these YouTubers and are so excited about them! This is just to discuss the matter of how they have come about.So, quite a few youtubers have told us about them having books out in the future or have had them out recently.
Like Zoella, Alfie (PointlessBlog), Tanya Burr, Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig.
Yeah. So to first talk about Alfie, the first of the British Crew to have his book physically out. The Pointless Book has been in the charts for weeks and has been very successful. I think this is great but I feel like it's only gotten into the book charts because Alfie is such a popular Youtuber.
To be honest, Alfie's book is quite a lot like Wreck This Journal and although it has personal touches and the app, it feels like a bit of a rip-off.
Yeah. Coming onto the matter of Zoella, she was approached to write the book and didn't have to write the book first to get the deal like all other authors. As much as I think this is great; it kind of annoys me as an aspiring author that she didn't have to find the publisher and agent etc.
True. I love the idea of our favourite YouTubers releasing books because they are awesome people, but I'm not sure if writing is for them.
That's something we can find out in time. I also think the fact that they are approached, like Zoe, means they are just looking towards their audiences.
Hannah Hart's book, My Drunk Kitchen, is good, because it's based off her YouTube feature. I don't really watch her but it's a good idea.
Definitely. It's like I want them all to write books but sometimes it's all off views.
If there's anyone I want to write a book, it would be Tyler, Troye, Dan and Phil.