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Posted on Aug 3, 2016 in Announcements

Breaking: “Dan and Phil Go Outside”


dan and phil fc with keyline (002)Random House Children’s Books announces the publication of DAN AND PHIL GO OUTSIDE, the second young adult book from YouTube stars Dan Howell and Phil Lester, #1 bestselling authors of The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire.

In DAN AND PHIL GO OUTSIDE, Dan and Phil (traditional avoiders of human contact and direct sunlight) take readers on their epic journey around the world on tour, as they chronicle the searing highs (room service pancakes) and spiraling lows (no Wi-Fi) of life outside, with exclusive and personal photos of their travels – from tour bus shenanigans, to meeting their audience, to performing their The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire stage show – annotated with their classic, witty commentary.

The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire debuted at #1 on the New York Times Young Adult Hardcover List when it published in October 2015, and there are over 450,000 copies in print to date in the U.S. The book has been on the list for 29 weeks, with 13 of those weeks at #1. On the latest list (August 7, 2016), the book claims the #7 spot.

Following publication, the book was supported by the world’s biggest-ever live tour undertaken by YouTubers, The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire—a fully choreographed stage show inspired by the book that sold over 170,000 tickets and saw full-capacity crowds at iconic venues, including the Beacon Theatre in New York City and the London Palladium.

“The incredible enthusiasm for Dan and Phil is a testament to their unique ability to engage with fans, as we saw firsthand at the Beacon Theatre in May, and we are beyond excited to be partnering with them again for DAN AND PHIL GO OUTSIDE,” said Mallory Loehr, Vice President, Publishing Director, Random House/Golden Books, Doubleday, and Crown Young Readers groups.

Dan and Phil said, “This past year has been the biggest adventure of our lives and we can’t wait to share these memories with our audience! It’s also proof we actually went outside.”

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YouTube sensations Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) were just two awkward guys who shared their lives on the Internet . . . until now.

Dan Howell and Phil Lester, avoiders of human contact and direct sunlight, actually went outside. Traveling around the world on tour, they have collected hundreds of exclusive, intimate, and funny photos, as well as revealing and candid side notes, to show the behind-the-scenes story of their adventure.

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