Username: Evie by British YouTuber Joe Sugg has been shortlisted for Book of the Year as part of the British Book Industry Awards.
Joe’s graphic novel is just one of the nominees in the Children’s category, and the awards honour covers not just the authors and illustrators of the books, but the entire team managing publicity and sales behind the scenes too.
Discussing the line-up of titles, Fiona Noble of The Bookseller said: “Children’s and YA books have created some of the biggest publishing stories of 2015 and this shortlist really showcases that: from the Costa Prize to YouTubers, and huge bestsellers to heritage publishing reimagined on a grand scale.”
Username: Evie is listed on Amazon UK at £7.00 at the time of writing, following the story of Evie, a damaged soul ‘looking for a chance to escape from reality and be herself’. Joe’s loyal legion of fans have reviewed the book particularly well, complimenting Username: Evie on its gripping story, engaging characters and unique art style.
24-year-old Joe has been dishing out the funny YouTube videos since 2012, and actually started work as a roof thatcher before becoming a full-time YouTuber and author. Related to fellow vlogger Zoella (or Zoe Sugg, if you like) Joe now has over 6 million people subscribed to his main YouTube channel. Pretty good, eh?
The UK YouTuber is no stranger to picking up awards, having scooped the prize of Best British Vlogger at the Radio 1 Teen Awards late last year.
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Source: The Bookseller