Frontlist | Author Ajitabha’s insider’s look on ‘YouTubers’
When YouTube star Carryminati was asked what YouTube meant for him, he said “I am what I am for my fans and YouTube.”
In 2021, many people may not aspire to be actors but there is a whole chunk of people who ardently follow YouTubers and aim to be like them with millions of followers and earning from online advertisements. For those who aspire to have millions of followers with the power of the Internet and are looking for inspiration, Jamshedpur based author Ajitabha Bose’s upcoming book titled, ‘The YouTube Stars of India’ can be a guide.
To be published by Ajitabha Publishers, a firm that Bose launched during Covid to give platforms to young authors, the book is slated to release on Feb 18 with 10,000 copies in the first print. Bose who stays in Delhi but hails from Ghorabandha in Jamshedpur has managed to bring 15 well-known YouTubers together for the first time. The book features Carryminati, Amit Bhadana, Ashish Chanchlani, Technical Guru, Prajakta Koli, Harsh Beniwal, Flying Beast, Shruti Anand, Mortal, Vinay Thakur, RVCJ, Vipul Goyal, Mumbiker Nikhil, Jannat Zubair, and Kunal Chhabhria.
“These Youtubers have got millions of followers. In the new Internet age, there are more people who prefer to be YouTube stars rather than Bollywood counterparts. The followers they have and the content they generate is something that people watch out for. However, their real story wasn’t available so far. Therefore, I wanted to bring all of them together, know their stories and tell them to the world. This is probably the first book not on their success but the struggle and challenges they had to face while attaining the status they now have, ” said Bose (29), an alumnus of Gulmohur High School in Telco.
Bose preferred to publish the book under his new publishing house as he also wants the proceeds to go for a social cause. The 210-page book priced at Rs 299 will be exclusively available on Amazon. A book launch has also been planned in Jamshedpur in early March.
A holder of Limca Book of Records for writing the shortest love story, Bose has so far written seven pocketbooks measuring 2.5 x 4 inches between 2013 and 2020 and a novel titled It’s My Love Story published in 2018. Ajitabha is also a filmmaker and founder of BDL Studios.
Source: The Avenue Mail