Authors and booktubers team up for YA anthology

Authors and booktubers team up for YA anthology

Bloomsbury is partnering YA authors with booktubers (vloggers who talk about books on YouTube) for a new anthology.

You Love to Hate Me will be a collection of stories, with each one written by one booktuber with one author from the point of view of a famous villain.

The anthology was conceived and will be edited by Ameriie, a YouTuber and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. “Readers today are more interactive with authors and one another than ever,” she said. “The booktube community on YouTube has exploded in the last two years, energising hundreds of thousands of readers around the world, the majority of whom read YA.”

The authors taking part include Marissa Meyer and Andrew Smith, whilst some of the participating booktubers are Samantha Lane and Benjamin Alderson.

Cindy Loh, v.p. and US Publisher of Bloomsbury Children’s Books, acquired the world rights at auction in a deal brokered by Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Literary & Media.

Because You Love to Hate Me is one of the most exciting, unique collaborations in the YA market today, and puts a whole new spin on good/evil, nurture/nature, and reviewer/writer,” said Loh. “It makes you question everything you thought you knew before and leaves you seeing the world in an entirely new way. It is far and away a reading experience unlike any other.”

The YA authors in the collection will be Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke and Nicola Yoon.

The booktubers in the collection are: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).

Bloomsbury will publish globally in July 2017.