YouTuber Ali-A Goes from Gaming to Graphic Novel

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The popular British YouTube star is partnering with Random House in the UK and US on his first middle-grade book.

YouTube gaming star Ali-A is partnering with Random House US and Penguin Random House UK on his first book, a middle-grade graphic novel entitled Game On!

Ali-A’s two YouTube channels have more than 13 million subscribers and 2.5 billion views, making him one of the most popular online stars in the UK. His one-book deal with OP Talent will give Penguin Random House’s children’s divisions world rights to the title.

Aimed at tweens, the graphic novel will launch in the UK on October 19 and in the US on October 24. The story follows Ali-A as the main character who must use his gaming skills to save the planet when aliens attack. The YouTuber worked with author Cavan Scott and Artist Alek Sotirovski on the graphic novel.

The book will carry a first printing of 100,000 copies and Michelle H. Nagler, associate publishing director of Random House Books for Young Readers, will oversee publication in the US.

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