Author YouTube Channels
So, there are some incredible resources for those who wonder what happens behind the scenes of writing, editing, and publishing a book. Below are some of my favourite author YouTube channels!
Obvi. John Green has been vlogging on YouTube since 2007. With his brother Hank, he maintains the YouTube channel vlogbrothers. Recently, Green has helped with the movie adaptation for The Fault in Our Stars. There is lots of behind-the-scenes footage of the set, press junkets, and hanging with the crew on the vlogbrothers channel. He also talks about book things.
Kiera Cass has been vlogging since before The Siren was self-published in 2009. Her YouTube debut came with the TwiCurls channel, where she and her friend Liz McClendon talk all things Twilight. Cass’ “Behind the Book” vlog series talks about writing, editing, agent hunting, book recommendations, being published, and more. This channel is a great resource for aspiring writers, as you can follow Kiera while she goes from closeted writer to New York Times bestselling author.
Lauren Oliver is the New York Times bestselling author of Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy. In her “Ask Lauren Oliver” segment on YouTube, she discusses everything publishing- and writing-related. In this segment you can look forward to discussions about passion, revisions, writing tips, and so much more.
Beth Revis is the author of Across the Universe and A World Without You (among many others). She’s recently gotten more active on YouTube, where she discusses the inspiration behind her own books, posts interviews, and talks writing advice. Beth is so entertaining and relatable, I’m sure you’ll love to watch her.
Jackson Pearce is the author of As You Wish and the Fairytale Retellings series. Her YouTube channel goes even further into the realm of publishing discussion, as she talks about self-publishing, naming characters, how bookstores are stocked, how the New York Times Bestseller List is created, NaNoWriMo, critique partners, and much more! Pearce’s YouTube channel is a great resource for unpublished, new writers looking for their next steps.
Kaleb Nation is the author of the Bran Hambric and Harken series. On Nation’s YouTube channel, he talks about how much money authors make, novel word count, how to write a book, finishing a book, and more. Getting into the nitty gritty of writing and publishing, this is a channel you definitely want to check out.
What are some of your favourite author YouTube channels? Let’s keep a running list. Please comment your faves below!
Author: Bree Crowder
Bree Crowder is a writer and editor with interest in fiction (MG, YA, and fantasy), and lifestyle. Writing, reading, photography, and travel are a few of her favourite things.
She went to university to study English, and then went to college at the post-grad level to study creative writing. Her work has been reviewed by HarperCollins editors. Now, she writes for publications like HelloGiggles, Quirk Books, and Bustle. She is also an Editorial Literary Assistant with P.S. Literary Agency.