Scholastic signs YouTube gamer Amy Lee

Scholastic signs YouTube gamer Amy Lee

Scholastic UK has signed a series of fiction and non-fiction titles from YouTuber Amy Lee.

The first book from Lee, who has more than 860,000 subscribers to her gaming channel Amy Lee33, will be The Magical World of Amy Lee, a non-fiction title with facts, puzzles, quizzes, crafting and games. It will be published in the UK and US in September.

Fiction titles about Lee’s friends and pets then scheduled for 2017.

David Maybury, media development director at Scholastic, acquired world rights from Lilly Ladjevardi at Maker Studios and Robert Kirby from United Agents.

Maybury said: “We’re thrilled to be publishing Amy Lee and exploring more of the worlds that she has created in Minecraft and beyond. Amy is a natural born storyteller, with legions of loyal fans, who all want to know more about her characters and what mischief they get up to.”