Zoella smashes first week début record

Zoella smashes first week début record

YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg has eclipsed superstars such as J K Rowling, Dan Brown and E L James to record the biggest first week sale for a début since records began.

Sugg, known as Zoella on her fashion and beauty vlog, which has over five million subscribers, shifted 78,109 copies of her Young Adult novel Girl Online (Penguin) through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market, easily topping the UK Official Top 50. Only 97 other weekly number ones have exceeded Girl Online's total since BookScan began compiling sales data in 1998.    

Data obtained by The Bookseller courtesy of Penguin R...

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