Orion has bought a comedy guide to the online universe by YouTuber KSI.
Publishing director Anna Valentine bought UK and Commonwealth rights to KSI: I Am a Bell-End from Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown, acting on behalf of Liam Chivers at OP Talent.
In his book KSI “takes down fellow YouTubers, trolls, Tinder catfishers and Nigerian scammers in an all-out assault on the online universe”.
KSI will work on the book with writer James Leighton.
Valentine said: “We’ve been approached by lots of YouTubers wanting to be published, but at Orion we were looking for someone distinctive, someone who stood out from the competition – and that person is KSI. But this isn’t just another book by a YouTuber – this is comedy writing at its best.”
KSI: I Am A Bell-End will be published in hardback and e-book in autumn 2015.