Monday, February 16, 2015

Let's Discuss: Famous Youtubers + YA Book Deals

This is going to be my first post on this blog, and what better way to introduce myself than getting you guys all riled up by this esteemed debate? I haven't had the chance or the willpower to really forge past this subject and forget about it because I'm pretty concerned. You might all have totally different opinions, which is fine but bear with me for the majority of the post. 

Publishing companies have recently been publishing books from several famous Youtubers on Youtube. This is no surprise to some of you, as they've been doing it for years now and no one has said a thing until, of course, Zoella came up with her YA debut novel Girl Online. I, myself, have not gotten a chance to read the book. This isn't a post shaming Zoella or all of the other fabulous Youtubers who have gotten their own books published. I am genuinely happy for her and others because well I'm obsessed, and I binge watch Youtube as well! 

Youtubers will potentially change the publishing company and how the system works. Now whether that is for better or worse is really up for grabs and interpretation. How do you view it? What do I see it as? I see it as publishing companies publishing books of Youtube Stars with millions of fans and subscribers because well for what else... the moolahh and the money. What about the girl under the covers writing a story every night and has the potential to become the next J.K. Rowling? When will her get published? She doesn't have any fans of subscribers, much less one million. Will this affect future author's being published? Will publishing companies continue to aim for famous Youtube stars? 

Let me know your thoughts in the comments and thanks for reading my first post! *dives back in and writes some more* 

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is a book-hoarding, binge-eating anime lover that loves to read and write on her free time. When she hasn't got her head stuck in an enthralling fantasy novel, she's outside collecting rocks or re-organizing her bookshelves for the 100th time. Alex also has nightmares of her TBR pile falling down and crushing her underneath.