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PewDiePie will be the next YouTube star to author a book
‘This book is a great chance for me to reach my audience in a new way.’
BY BREE BROWER
PewDiePie is going to be an author. The Swedish gamer, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, has announced his upcoming book This Book Loves You, which will be released on October 20, 2015, from Penguin Random House.
In a release reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Kjellberg’s This Book Loves You is described as an illustrated piece of “indispensable advice and inspirational quotes.” Kjellberg, who is part of the Maker Studios network, certainly has plenty of people who will want to read this advice. The 25-year-old YouTuber is one of the most prominent internet figures of this time, boasting over 37 million subscribers and more than 9 billion total video views.
“This book is a great chance for me to reach my audience in a new way,” said Kjellberg. “The original idea actually came from my fans via Twitter, so I really think they’re going to love it. I’m excited to finally share it and it’s been great to collaborate with Penguin to make this a reality.”
Kjellberg certainly isn’t the first YouTube celebrity to get a book deal. The Swedish gamer will join the ranks of other video creators (including Tyler Oakley) who have upcoming book releases with publishers. Some YouTube stars already have released their works, like Zoella, Grace Helbig, Connor Franta, Shane Dawson, and iJustine.
You can currently pre-order Kjellberg’s This Book Loves You through Amazon.com.
Screengrab via PewDiePie/YouTube