Doubleday Canada to Publish HOW TO BE A BAWSE by Canadian Comedian Lilly Singh
July 25, 2016 (Toronto)–
Doubleday Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, has acquired HOW TO BE A BAWSE: A Guide to Surviving Conquering Life by Lilly Singh. In her debut book, Lilly will teach readers how to be their own bawse, a person who exudes confidence and reaches goals. Inspired by hilarious and honest stories from Lilly’s own experiences and life achievements, this book proves that becoming a bawse requires hard work and dedication – and that there are no shortcuts to success. Canadian rights were acquired, at auction, by Marion Garner, Vice President, Deputy Publisher, Penguin Random House Canada, and Bhavna Chauhan, Editor, Doubleday Canada, from Erin Malone of William Morris Endeavor. Lilly Singh is represented by Anita Sharma, Sarah Weichel and WME.
“I am so thrilled to write my first book and share, all in one place, what I’ve learned about achieving success and happiness. This journey has taught me to always pick yourself up, not allow anything to stand in your way and that the only secret to achieving your dreams is hard work,” said Lilly.
Lilly Singh (aka iiSuperwomanii) is a Canadian multi-talented entertainer who has found worldwide fame through her comedic and inspirational YouTube videos, amassing over 9 million subscribers across her YouTube channel. Born in Scarborough, Ontario, she was featured in Forbes’ 2016 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment list and Fast Company’s Most Creative People 2016. Lilly has appeared on numerous national television appearances and has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Vogue India, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times among others. Singh starred in and produced her own feature length film, A Trip To Unicorn Island, which premiered on YouTube Red in February 2016. Singh also recently released her own signature lipstick called BAWSE with Smashbox and this July she appears in the feature films Ice Age: Collision Course and Bad Moms.
HOW TO BE A BAWSE will be published on March 28, 2017.
About Doubleday Canada
One of Canada’s most prominent publishers for over seventy-five years, Doubleday Canada’s books have won an impressive number of awards including the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Awards for Fiction and Non-fiction, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Costa Award and the Orange Prize. Doubleday Canada is known for the critical and commercial successes of its program publishing many best-selling writers and is proud to have nurtured some of the country’s most exciting new talents. Doubleday Canada is also home to many celebrated international writers. In addition to its hard-hitting and thoughtful non-fiction program, Doubleday Canada also publishes bestselling commercial non-fiction.
About Penguin Random House Canada
Penguin Random House Canada is the Canadian division of Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is dedicated to nourishing a universal passion for reading as the world’s first truly global trade book publisher. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors. www.penguinrandomhouse.com.
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