The title, although having quite a literal meaning, doesn’t reflect the frustration I feel about this topic. So, although this is something I’ve been suppressing the urge to write about for a while, I can’t ignore it any longer. Why does it seem like all YouTubers are getting a book deal?
You’re all probably aware that I’m an aspiring author, who spends a large amount of my time writing, and researching the publishing industry. It’s a career that I’ve dreamed of having for years and it’s something I understand requires a lot of hard work and dedication. However, when I see that another YouTuber, who never showed any interest in being an author, is suddenly being afforded the privilege of a book deal, it’s difficult not to feel jealous, and rather annoyed. Especially if some under-appreciated ghostwriter is doing all of the hard work.
Before I continue, I would like to say that I am subscribed to lots of these YouTubers and have watched their videos for quite some time. I also don’t want to detract from their success because they’ve probably worked hard in other aspects to gain that. However, I don’t agree with the fact that book publishing seems trivial to them now, almost like a right of passage they’re all entitled to.
As you can imagine, it’s a topic that I could discuss in much more depth, but it’s probably best that I don’t express my views further. I know that some people may disagree with the opinions included in this post and that is completely fine. However, I’m also hoping that this doesn’t cause an extensive debate to occur in the comments either. This is just a topic, which for an aspiring author such as myself, can often seen rather disheartening and I hope you all understand that.
Until next time keep dreaming x