YouTubers have created a whole new class of celebrities. They not only make videos but are content creators in a much wider sense. Here are some popular YouTubers who have written and published their own books.
Lilly Singh A.K.A Superwoman
Lilly Singh recently released her book this year titled “How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life.” The YouTube sensation, comedian, and actress defines Bawse as someone who “exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they’ve fought through it all and made it out the other side.” The book contains stories from her own life, her journey to reaching 11 million subscribers.
Connor Franta released his second book this year titled “Note to Self.” His first book was released in 2015 titled “A Work in Progress” and was selected by Forbes as a Top 5 Breakthrough Books of 2015 and won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Memoir. In the books, the blogger and entrepreneur talk about his journey to becoming an internet star and struggling with identity and sexuality.
Zoe A.K.A Zoella wrote a popular fictional trilogy. The first book “Girl Online” was released in 2014 followed by “Girl Online: On Tour” and “Girl Online: Going Solo” in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The story revolves around a 15-years-old girl who is an anonymous blogger and ends up falling in love with a rockstar which results in her blog going viral.
Continuing with the Sugg family, Zoe’s brother Joe also is an author of two graphic novels called “Username: Evie” and “Username: Regenerated.” The novels were released in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The story talks about a bullied teenager Evie, who discovers an app that transports her into the world where everything is influenced by her personality.
It seems like all of Zoe’s friends and family have a panache for writing. Zoe’s boyfriend of four years, Alfie Deyes released two books called “The Pointless Book” and “The Pointless Book 2.” Both of Deyes’ books are part journals and part activity books and include a free downloadable app and social media integration. The books were released in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
Tanya Burr is one of the leading beauty, fashion and lifestyle vloggers on YouTube with more than 3.6 million subscribers. In addition to that, she is also Zoe’s best friend, so it is only fair that she publishes a book too. Her book “Love, Tanya” was published in early 2015. In the book, the YouTuber shares tips on fashion, friendship, beauty, YouTube etc.
Tyler Oakley is not just any YouTuber. He is an internet phenomenon, podcast personality, a social rights advocate and probably the most prominent LGBTQ+ voice on YouTube. The star who has been on YouTube for 10 years now, shares untold stories of his life in his book called “Binge.”
Miranda Sings is a fictional YouTube character developed and played by comedian, actress and YouTube star Colleen Ballinger. She released her book in 2015 titled “Self-Help.” The book which is in mock-scrapbook format includes pictures and artwork. The book contains Miranda’s silly and funny advice on topics like love, friendships, finances, diet and fashion etc.
Joey Graceffa is a YouTube personality, actor, singer and author. In his memoir titled “In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World” Joey shares the struggles he had to face in his life, like being bullied, his mother’s alcoholism, his brother’s autism, being gay and his YouTube Career. In 2016 Graceffa also co-authored a young adult novel called “Children of Eden.”
Marcus Butler is an English YouTuber who is known for his comedy. His book “Hello Life!” is part autobiographical and part self-help for all those people who are struggling with various aspects of modern life.