Bloomsbury Wins the Internet with Adam B

Friday 4th February 2022

Bloomsbury Children’s has scooped Adam Wins the Internet, a “properly belly-laugh funny” children’s book from YouTuber and TV presenter Adam Beales, also known as Adam B, illustrated by James Lancett.

Hannah Sandford, editorial director at Bloomsbury Children’s Books, acquired the book, which is aimed at children aged seven to 11, and one other title from James Wills at Watson, Little. She obtained UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding US, Canada and the Philippines. Bloomsbury announced the acquisition in a YouTube video, which received 58,000 views in less than 12 hours. Beales is represented by Oran O’Carroll, senior director of talent partnerships at Studio71.

The book is slated for publication in hardback in October and will feature Lancett’s “bold black and white” illustrations throughout. His work includes artwork for the recent Hodder series Vetman.

Adam Wins the Internet will tell the story of 13-year-old Adam, who knows that his big dream of becoming a YouTuber is a never-going-to-happen impossibility,” the synopsis reads. “That is until he stumbles across the mysterious ‘Popularis Incrementum’ website. As if by magic, Adam is thrown into a world of fame, fortune and fancy hotels. But Adam’s luck may be running out. When he accepts a mission to reach one million subscribers in one year, it becomes clear that he has bitten off more than he can chew, and his life becomes one epic fail after another. But fortunately for Adam, he still has a trick or two up his sleeve.”

For more, see The Bookseller article here.