Zoe Sugg has announced her debut novel under under the Penguin Children’s brand.
The book will focus around fictional character Penny who lives in Brighton and writes for an anonymous blog. It will cover issues from anxiety and cyber bullying to long distance online relationships and friendships.
I’VE SIGNED A BOOK DEAL WITH @PenguinUKBooks and I am releasing a novel! ASADKHGKLFD So happy and excited :)
— Zoë (@Zoella) June 17, 2014
The publisher acquired the world rights to the book in a two-book deal from Gleam Futures, meaning a second book will also be released in the future.
Zoe commented: “Social media is taking over but books, to me, are still so special and so important. Nothing beats the smell of an actual book”.
Penguin Children’s has sold the US and Canadian rights to Atria Books, which will publish both books under the Keywords Press brand.
Check out some of the YouTube community who have congratulated Zoe:
— Oli White (@OliWhiteTV) June 17, 2014
so refreshing to see a youtuber take things further! man, Zoe smashes it! she'll be prime minister soon! mark my words.
— Chip (@_JamieCottrell) June 17, 2014
— Sarah Close (@Sazclose) June 17, 2014
@ZozeeBo Slay, mama. Can't wait for the world to read what you've been cookin' up.
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) June 17, 2014
Im so proud of @ZozeeBo! I can't wait to walk around town and see copies of your BOOK in shops!
— Alfie Deyes (@PointlessBlog) June 17, 2014