Zoella, The YouTube Star Outselling JK Rowling

PHOTO: morguefile.com

PHOTO: morguefile.com

YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg,  best known by her alias Zoella, has become the debut author to sell the most books in a week! The 24-year-old from Wiltshire, sold 78,109 copies of her book Girl Online last week, beating veteran authors including JK Rowling (Harry Potter Series),  EL James (Fifty Shades of Grey), and Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code).

Zoe’s rise to fame via internet began with her YouTube video blogs about fashion, beauty, and everyday life. Her channel receives approximately 12 million hits each month and now has six million followers on YouTube 2.5 million on Twitter.

Zoe said “It’s such an amazing feeling. I’m so grateful to everyone who has bought a copy of Girl Online. I love that so many of my viewers are enjoying the book! This year has been so exciting and this for sure is the icing on the cake.”

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