Swedish YouTube Star Felix Kjellberg Inks Book Deal

Posted on June 12, 2015

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Swedish gamer and YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, better known to his fans as PewDiePie, has inked a book deal with Penguin Random House. Felix has more than 37 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. His is the most watched YouTube channel on the planet, with more subscribers than Rihanna, Taylor Swift or One Direction.

The 25 year -old gamer lives in England. His YouTube channel mostly features him playing games while doing a running commentary on the play. He also cracks jokes, swears and gets silly. His fans adore him. The 250 page illustrated book, called This Book Loves Your, will be released in October, 2015. Felix, never one to be serious for long, describes the book as full of "indispensable advice and inspirational quotes."

He explained why he's publishing a book saying, "This book is a great chance for me to reach my audience in a new way. The original idea actually came from my fans via Twitter, so I really think they are going to love it." Ben Schrank, president and publisher at Penguin's Razorbill imprint is pretty happy to be publishing a PewDiePie book. He said in a statement, "With more subscribers than Taylor Swift and One Direction combined, Felix is without question one of the most influential stars of this generation."

PewDiePie has made a hilarious book trailer to convince you to buy his book. Because it's a self-help book, he begins the video dressed an an old man walking outside and sharing his sage advice, which is not always helpful. But it is funny. He takes on various personas in the video and shares snippets from the book, and his beloved pug Maya also makes an appearance. If you are fan of PewDiePie, this one is a must buy. It's sure to put a smile on your face. Take a look:

Photo: Felix Kjellberg