Derry Youtuber and TV Presenter Adam B has officially unveiled the launch of his first children’s book in a Youtube video which has amassed over 65k view in less than 24 hours. Bloomsbury announced the acquisition of this hilarious and heart-warming tale of wish-fulfilment gone wrong, set to capture the imagination of 7-11-year-old readers everywhere.
Adam B is a household name. Not only hugely popular online, he is an experienced live television host best known for being Blue Peter’s 40th presenter. His raft of online content – including pranks, challenges, vlogs, Q&As, life-hacks and gaming videos – has built him into one of the UK’s biggest YouTubers. Adam has 4.7 million followers across all platforms, with over 500 million views on YouTube alone.
Adam Wins the Internet will tell the story of thirteen-year-old Adam, who knows that his big dream of becoming a YouTuber is a never-going-to-happen impossibility. That is until he stumbles across the mysterious ‘Popularis Incrementum’ website. As if by magic, Adam is thrown into a world of fame and fortune.
But Adam’s luck may be running out. When he accepts a mission to reach one million subscribers in one year, it becomes clear that he has bitten off more than he can chew, and his life becomes one epic fail after another. But fortunately for Adam, he still has a trick or two up his sleeve …
Adam said: ‘This is crazy. Unbelievable. Madness. In EVERY sense! Writing stories has been a big hobby of mine for a long time now, so to be able to say that I have a children’s novel coming out this year is mind-bendingly exciting to me. And to have been acquired by Bloomsbury is a literal dream come true. The team there believe in the message of the book just as much as I do. I cannot wait for people to get their hands on it and see what they think. I’ve loved writing it. I’ve loved seeing my mum cry after she finished reading it (it was happy tears, not sad tears …promise). And I now I love being able to say that Adam Wins the Internet is coming out in October THIS YEAR!’
Hannah Sandford, Editorial Director at Bloomsbury Children’s Books, acquired ADAM WINS THE INTERNET and one other title from James Wills at Watson, Little. Adam is represented by Oran O’Carroll, Senior Director, talent partnerships at Studio71. Bloomsbury has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding US, Canada, and the Philippines. It will feature unmissable, bold illustrations throughout from stellar talent James Lancett.
Hannah said: ‘Adam’s writing is superb: Adam Wins the Internet sucked me in from the first page thanks to being properly belly-laugh funny and boasting rollercoaster levels of adventure. It is also one of the warmest and kindest stories I’ve read in a long time. It is such an exciting combination. This is the book that children will be talking about on the playground and recommending to all of their friends.’
Adam Wins the Internet will publish in hardback in October 2022 with brilliant and bold black and white illustrations by James Lancett throughout.