Books-A-Million to Host Book Signing Events Featuring YouTube Stars in June and July

Famed YouTubers Ricky Dillon, Caspar Lee, MattyB and Shane Dawson
will discuss and sign copies of their books at various Books-A-Million
locations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BooksaMillion–YouTube superstars are racking up more than just video views. Top
content creators of the digital platform, who have garnered millions of
online subscribers, powerful brand sponsorships and even book publishing
deals, have effectively made the jump from internet sensations to
mainstream celebrities. To celebrate four of these influential social
media stars and their published works, Books-A-Million
is hosting a series of book
signing events
in June and July for YouTubers Ricky Dillon,
Caspar Lee, MattyB and Shane Dawson.

“It’s inspiring to see a new crop of literature gain traction, and
titles penned by established YouTube celebrities are quickly making
their mark in the publishing world,” said Sandra Wilson, vice president
of merchandising at Books-A-Million. “From incredibly candid memoirs to
wildly entertaining musings, these internet personalities offer fresh
voices and perspectives from a growing new generation of YouTube
stars-turned-authors.”

Wristbands are required to attend the following book signing events. To
receive a wristband, fans must purchase the author’s book from the
designated Books-A-Million store location hosting the signing event.
Upcoming book signing events for YouTube stars are as follows:

Ricky Dillon Book Signings

Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Brookwood Village Books-A-Million

Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at Katy Mills Books-A-Million

Ricky Dillon, YouTube personality and singer-songwriter from Hoover,
Alabama, will discuss and sign his first book, “Follow
Me,”
during an exclusive block party event on Wednesday, June 8
at 6:30 p.m.
at the Brookwood Village Books-A-Million (757 Brookwood
Village, Birmingham, Ala. 35209) and on Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m.
at the Katy Mills Books-A-Million (5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy, Texas
77494). In this inspiring and hilarious memoir, Dillon offers an
exciting look into his personal life and reveals the ins-and-outs of
being a young star online. Wristbands are required to attend these book
signing events and will be distributed beginning Tuesday, June 7 with
the purchase of “Follow Me” from either the Brookwood Village or Katy
Mills Books-A-Million store locations. For more information about the
Ricky Dillon signing event at the Brookwood Village Books-A-Million,
visit bit.ly/rdillon_brookwoodvillage.
For more information about the Ricky Dillon signing event at the Katy
Mills Books-A-Million, visit bit.ly/rdillon_katymills.

Caspar Lee Book Signings

Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at Katy Mills Books-A-Million

Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. at Grapevine Mills Books-A-Million

Caspar Lee, a British-born South African YouTube personality, vlogger
and actor, will discuss and sign his first book, “Caspar
Lee,”
during an exclusive event on Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
at Katy Mills Books-A-Million (5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy, Texas
77494) and on Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. at Grapevine Mills
Books-A-Million (3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051).
Co-written with his mother, this hilarious, self-titled memoir offers an
in-depth look into Lee’s personal life with hilarious anecdotes and much
more. Wristbands are required to attend these book signing events and
are available with the purchase of “Caspar Lee” from either the Katy
Mills or Grapevine Mills Books-A-Million store locations. For more
information about the Caspar Lee signing event at the Katy Mills
Books-A-Million, visit bit.ly/clee_katymills.
For more information about the Caspar Lee signing event at the Grapevine
Mills Books-A-Million, visit bit.ly/clee_grapevinemills.

MattyB Book Signing

Tuesday, June 14 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Sugarloaf Mills Books-A-Million

MattyB, 13-year-old YouTube sensation and musical artist, will sign
copies of his first book, “That’s
A Rap,”
on Tuesday, June 14 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Sugarloaf
Mills Books-A-Million (5900 Sugarloaf Parkway #321, Lawrenceville, Ga.
30043). In this uplifting and candid memoir, MattyB opens up about his
journey, including his transition from the boy-next-door to a global
sensation, his experience growing up with a sister with Down Syndrome
(and how he uses his songs to spread awareness about the disorder), the
heart and soul that goes into making music and the importance of
Christian values that have kept him and his family grounded through
every up-and-down along the way. Wristbands are required to attend this
book signing event and will be distributed beginning Tuesday, June 7
with the purchase of “That’s A Rap” from the Sugarloaf Mills
Books-A-Million store location. For more information about the MatyB
signing event at the Sugarloaf Mills Books-A-Million, visit bit.ly/mattyb_sugarloafmills.

Shane Dawson Book Signing

Tuesday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Katy Mills Books-A-Million

Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Kissimmee Books-A-Million

Shane Dawson, YouTube personality, actor, sketch comedian, singer,
songwriter and film director, will discuss and sign copies of his newest
book, “It
Gets Worse,”
on Tuesday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Katy
Mills Books-A-Million (5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy, Texas 77494) and on Thursday,
July 21 at 7 p.m.
at the Kissimmee Books-A-Million (2605 W. Osceola
Parkway, Kissimmee, Fla. 34741). In “It Gets Worse,” Dawson returns with
another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection,
chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and
mortifying, yet always full of heart. Wristbands are required to attend
this book signing event and will be distributed beginning Tuesday, July
19 with the purchase of “It Gets Worse” from either the Katy Mills or
Kissimmee Books-A-Million store locations. For more information about
the Shane Dawson signing event at the Katy Mills Books-A-Million, visit bit.ly/sdawson_katymills.
For more information about the Shane Dawson signing event at the
Kissimmee Books-A-Million, visit bit.ly/sdawson_kissimmee.

For additional information about any of these author events featuring
YouTube stars, please visit facebook.com/booksamillion/events.

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Contacts

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