Congrats to StarBox client Alfie Deyes who has stepped away from his YouTube channel to launch his first paperback The Pointless Book. Alfie is just one more success story who has demonstrated that Youtube is becoming an important route into traditional careers in print publishing or television.
Alfie has more than three million subscribers and was mobbed by 8,000 fans at his book launch earlier this month! Speaking to the Observer after the publicity furore surrounding the publication of his first volume, which has already topped the Amazon bestsellers list, Alfie has mentioned that he would consider moving into the world of conventional, networked television and radio if he was in charge of the content:
“Having creative control, as well as carrying out the whole process myself – shooting, editing and post-production – of all my videos is important,” he said, “but I would not completely reject TV. If something were to come up where I had enough control and it was suitable for my fanbase, I would consider it.”
Watch him in the video above; talking to This Morning last week about being a YouTuber and his new book.