Zoella has released another book that’s getting heat from fans. Zoe Sugg aka Zoella is a British YouTuber who began as a blogger as moved successfully into a fashion, beauty and lifestyle vlogger. She has claimed 11M subscribers on her main channel, Zoella and 4.8 Million on her personal channel Zoe Sugg.
The vlogger has added author to her credentials, but should that be more like …’author?’ Zoe signed a 2 book deal with Penguin Books back in 2014 and her first novel, Girl Online made her the world’s fastest selling debut author. But the light of success was quickly dimmed when Penguin Books revealed that Zoe had used a ghostwriter.
This earned Zoella the nickname – Scamella and that’s not the last time fans felt ripped off by her authorship. After she released part 2 and 3 of Girl Online. In 2017, Zoe released an advent calendar that people absolutely hated.
Fans claimed it was overpriced especially given it was only 6 days of advent and it was filled with cheap trinkets that were less than thrilling. And now Zoe has released a brand new self-help book titled “Coridallly Invited” and surprise surprise…people are hating on it, calling the book “very basic and unauthentic”, “A load of hype, saying Scamella is back at it again
The book gives tidbits of advice like how to assemble sandwiches and emphasizes the importance of carrying an umbrella it spring. Like this passage which reads… “When ready to assemble your sandwiches, lay your bread out on your work surface and butter each slice.”
And another that says… “Take an umbrella — weather can be a little unpredictable at this time of year so it’s best to be prepared”. There’s also a little gem about writing on a chalkboard… Which one reviewer pointed out went something like, “Step One think of what you want to write, step two write it”.
Social media has also not been kind. In response, a spokesperson for Cordially Invited publisher Hodder & Stoughton said (via The Sun): “Cordially Invited is intended to appeal to people of varied levels of experience so while there are some straightforward and simple tips there are also more complex recipes and projects such as baking a four-tier birthday cake and making autumn wreaths “Zoe has put a lot of work into the book and is incredibly proud of it, and we’re delighted that so many of her fans are enjoying it.”
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