PewDiePie, the most popular person on YouTube, is publishing a self-help book

13 June 2015

From The Verge:

Another internet star has scored a book deal. PewDiePie, aka Felix Kjellberg, aka that guy who does those gaming videos on YouTube, has written a book. Kjellberg’s magnum opus, titled This Book Loves You, is being published in October in the US, UK, Germany, France, Sweden, and Norway. It features 250 pages of “indispensable advice and inspirational quotes” including, according to its Amazon page, gems like “You can never fail if you never try” and “Don’t be yourself. Be a pizza. Everyone loves pizza.”

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Kjellberg isn’t the first YouTuber to leverage his fame with a book deal (online stars such as Grace Helbig and Shane Dawson have already published best-sellers), but he is the biggest. With 37 million subscribers, the Kjellberg is by far the most popular person on the site, with over 9 billion views and counting across all his videos, and annual revenue of around $4 million, according to one report in 2014. Popularity like this is extremely bankable, as Kjellberg’s publishing deal with the Penguin Randomhouse subsidiary Razorbill proves.

“Razorbill and Penguin US are excited to bring the words of PewDiePie to the American people in book form,” said Ben Schrank, the president and publisher of Razorbill, in a statement reported by the LA Times. “And with more subscribers than Taylor Swift and One Direction combined, Felix is without question one of the most influential stars of this generation.”

Link to the rest at The Verge and thanks to Jan for the tip.

Where would we be without curators of literature?

Mockingjay – 2

10 June 2015

Sean Bean

7 June 2015

Since PG included the following video last year, he has received several requests for a reprise. He looked a bit, but couldn’t find any other poetry performed by Sean Bean other than another Wilfred Owen poem.


Best Sellers List Exposed

3 June 2015

Thanks to Abel for the tip.

Trees from books

1 June 2015

Thanks to Jane and several others for the tip.

The Strongest of the Strange – Charles Bukowski

27 May 2015

All About Them Books

25 May 2015

Thanks to Barb for the tip.

The Rise and Fall of Globosome

21 May 2015

The Rise and Fall of Globosome from Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg on Vimeo.

If San Francisco = Gotham City

12 May 2015

Gotham City SF // A Timelapse Film from Toby Harriman on Vimeo.

You can accomplish a lot with $50,000

5 May 2015

From Fast Company:

You can accomplish a lot with $50,000. That’s how much Dutch filmmaker Mischa Rozema raised on Kickstarter for his sci-fi short film, Sundays, which premiered on Vimeo on Monday morning. The 13-minute film—which starts in outer space before settling in the streets of Mexico City—looks like it cost a hell of a lot more than 50 grand, and that’s probably part of what made Rozema and Sundays the subject of what, by Deadline’s account, was a three-studio bidding war that Warner Bros. ultimately won on Friday.

Link to the rest at Fast Company

SUNDAYS from PostPanic on Vimeo.

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