Penguin signs YouTuber Santoro

Penguin signs YouTuber Santoro

Vlogger Matthew Santoro has signed a global deal with Penguin for a book featuring a “collection of weird, hilarious and crazy facts about the world around us”.

Santoro has 4m subscribers on his YouTube channel, where he posts videos featuring collections of facts.

In a co-publishing partnership, world rights for Santoro’s MIND=BLOWN went to Joel Rickett at Viking UK, Marian Lizzi at Perigee in the US and Justin Stoller at Penguin Canada.

The deal was brokered by Collective Digital Studio and Marc Gerald at The Agency Group.

MIND=BLOWN is aimed at Santoro’s fans as well as trivia buffs who are new to his work.

Penguin said the book would offer “an eye-opening tour of history, science, technology, geography, outer space and more”.

The book will be published in August 2016.