Egmont Plans Stampy Cat Books

Egmont Publishing is bringing YouTube personality Joseph Garrett (better known as Stampy Cat) to book shelves in partnership with his network Maker Studios.

April 6, 2018

Egmont Plans Stampy Cat Books

Maker Studios brokers publishing deal for popular YouTube star.

Egmont Publishing is bringing YouTube personality Joseph Garrett (better known as Stampy Cat) to book shelves in partnership with his network Maker Studios.

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.

“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,” says Cally Poplak, managing director, Egmont Publishing. “The fantastic news for children’s publishers and U.K. 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.”

The first book in the two-book deal,

Stampy’s Lovely Book,

will be released in the U.K. on Oct. 22, with the second to follow

in 2016.

Stampy’s Lovely Book

captures the essence of Stampy's fun personality and adventures in his “Lovely World" and will feature activities, comic strips, jokes and exclusive info about Stampy and his friends.

“Stampy has a truly unique ability to entertain audiences on a global scale, engaging fans in a heart-warming way and inspiring wonder,” says Amy Finnerty, executive vice president of talent, Maker Studios. “We are thrilled to help bring audiences his creative vision with Egmont.” 

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