YouTube star Zoella sets new debut novelist sales record

zoe-girl-online-300.jpgYouTube star Zoella's debut novel Girl Online has become the fastest selling book of the year and the fastest selling novel by a debut author ever.

Zoe Sugg, who hosts her popular blog and YouTube channel as Zoella, has sold nearly 80,000 copies of her book since it was released on Nov. 25, the Guardian reports.

Sugg, who started her social media brand when she was a teenager, continues to share her opinions on youth issues, beauty, and fashion online. Her novel appeals to the same audience, as it's described as a Nottinghill-type scenario, in which a 15-year-old girl meets an ultra-famous American pop star and starts a relationship.

However, it's only been a week, and it remains to be seen whether this book will continue to sell like hot cakes. Indeed, it's got a long, long way to go before it catches up with the most successful debut novels ever written. Here's a look at a few:

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