EGMONT PUBLISHING TEAMS WITH GLOBAL YOUTUBE STAR STAMPY CAT ON FIRST-EVER BOOK
– Stampy’s Lovely Book To Publish In October 2015 –
Egmont Publishing and Joseph Garrett, better known as Stampy Cat to millions of fans worldwide, with the help of his network Maker Studios, announce today the upcoming release of Stampy’s Lovely Book. With more than 6 million subscribers and 4 billion views on YouTube, Stampy Cat is one of the biggest names in online gaming and family-friendly content.
The deal for world rights in all languages for a two-book deal was negotiated by Emma Cairns Smith, Director of Global Licensing Acquisitions at Egmont Publishing and Maker Studios on behalf of Stampy Cat. The first book, Stampy’s Lovely Book will publish in the UK on the 22nd October 2015 with book two following in 2016. Stampy’s Lovely Book captures the essence of Stampy’s fun personality and adventures in his ‘Lovely World’ and is guaranteed to delight fans. The book features activities, comic strips, hilarious jokes and exclusive info about Stampy and his friends.
Cally Poplak, Managing Director, Egmont Publishing said of the partnership, “Digital platforms are a rich source of talent and content for publishing, so we’re thrilled to welcome Joe, an amazing modern storyteller, to our leading licensed publishing portfolio. The fantastic news for children’s publishers and UK booksellers is that three quarters of parents say their children still prefer to read in print [according to a Nielsen study]. Joe’s phenomenal popularity with children and parents alike, will mean that Stampy’s Lovely Book will be the must-have holiday present this year.”
“Stampy has a truly unique ability to entertain audiences on a global scale, engaging fans in a heart-warming way and inspiring wonder,” said Amy Finnerty, Executive Vice President of Talent, Maker Studios. “We are thrilled to help bring audiences his creative vision with Egmont.” Garrett added, “I’m really excited about being able to give my audience a way to have fun with Stampy Cat like they have never been able to before.”
Joseph Garrett aka Stampy Cat is a YouTube sensation averaging over 47 million views a month. His videos have more hits than the likes of Katy Perry and One Direction and his StampyLongHead YouTube channel was in the top 10 most viewed channels worldwide in 2014. Stampy Cat has been making videos since 2006 and is well-known for his Minecraft content. He is also the co-creator, with Maker Studios, of the Wonder Quest YouTube channel featuring three original series attracting 35 million views in less than two months, and was featured in the original series “Meet Me At The Reck” alongside Jack Black and Andrew W.K. Stampy has been featured in The Guardian, BBC News, The Independent, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Forbes and, among many others, and was coined “The Mister Rogers of Minecreaft” by EW. To check out all things Stampy Cat visit YouTube.com/StampyLongHead and follow him on Twitter and Facebook @StampyLongNose.
Stampy’s Lovely Book will publish in hardback on the 22nd October 2015 for £7.99.