S&S signs YouTuber Oakley

S&S signs YouTuber Oakley

Simon & Schuster UK will this October publish a collection of essays by American YouTuber and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activist Tyler Oakley.

Oakley currently has 6.9m followers on his YouTube channel, where he campaigns for LGBT rights and discusses social issues such as education and healthcare.

In Binge, a collection of essays, Oakley will “spill his best untold off-camera moments and allow his fans an intimate look at his life away from the screen”, said S&S.

Editor Ygraine Cadlock acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights from Paul O'Halloran, v.p. and director of subsidiary rights for Gallery, an imprint of Simon & Schuster in the United States.

C.e.o. Ian Chapman said: “We were thrilled to acquire Tyler Oakley's first book. Tyler is not only one of the most exciting YouTube talents but his writing is touching, hilarious and full of untold anecdotes that his fans are going to love. We're sure this book is destined to be one of this year's must reads.”

Binge will be published on the 20th October this year.