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10 Most Followed YA Authors Instagrams

There are are innumerable ways to judge an author’s success—the first way tends to be counting book sales. Instagram follows don’t measure the technical quality of writing, rather they measure less tangible, but still extremely important things: connection and community. These ten authors are the most successful (verified) YA authors of Instagram, and they’re successful because of you. Chances are, you’re better off because of them.


1. John Green (2.2 million)


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Everybody knows John Green, YouTube sensation and author of six bestsellers: Looking for Alaska; An Abundance of Katherines; Paper Towns; Will Grayson, Will Grayson; The Fault in Our Stars; and Turtles all the Way Down. His novels have spawned two film adaptations with serious all-star casts (box-office hit The Fault in Our Stars and the more recent Paper Towns). Also popular for his YouTube videos on the Vlogbrothers channel, Green frequently uses his status to raise money for charity and teach online history courses. Famously, critics believe Green has redefined YA literature, naming him one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. It’s no surprise that the so-called ‘Teen Whisperer‘ is the most popular YA author on Instagram. 


2. Rick Riordan (543k)


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Most famous for his Percy Jackson series (starting with The Lightning Thief), Rick Riordan is the bestselling author of over twenty books. Riordan conceptualized the series as he told bedtime stories to his son, and it was his son who inspired its eponymous protagonist’s ADHD and Dyslexia—traits that help to make Percy Jackson a relatable character for readers with learning disabilities. The series currently has two film adaptations. Translations of his work exist in forty-two languages, and they’ve sold well over 30 million copies in the U.S. alone. His Trials of Apollo series (start with The Hidden Oracle) is still ongoing. 


3. Cassandra Clare (491k)


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Cassandra Clare is the creator of the sprawling Shadowhunters universe where angelic warriors hunt demons to protect our world. On page, this entails a lot of leather-wearing misfits who uncover shocking secret after shocking secret as they do cool, edgy teenager things (like riding on the back of flying motorcycles or constantly making out). The universe contains three series: The Mortal Instruments (start with City of Bones); The Infernal Devices (start with Clockwork Angel), and The Dark Artifices (start with Lady Midnight). The universe will expand to include at least one other trilogy, and it already includes several spin-off novels featuring favorite characters. The Shadowhunters universe has been adapted multiple times, first as a film and second as wildly popular TV series. Perhaps most impressively, Clare has been a champion of LGBT+ representation in YA genre fiction, even in the genre’s earlier days. Since the universe’s creation in 2007, every single Shadowhunters book has featured queer protagonists across a wide spectrum of identities.


4. Hank Green (403k)


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Hank Green may be the only author on this list most famous for something besides his writing. In addition to his recent bestselling debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Green has had a devoted Internet following since 2007 as one half of the Vlogbrothers, his shared YouTube channel with brother John Green. Hank and John are the co-founders of VidCon, the world’s largest conference for online videos. Hank has also acted as a contributing producer for a number of popular podcasts and web shows like Sexplanations and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.


5. Sarah J. Maas (300k)


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Author of the Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas experienced a career takeoff in 2008 when earlier drafts of the series became some of the most popular works on FictionPress.com. A Cinderella story with a dark twist, Maas’ series has been an international bestseller with publication in fifteen countries. Amazingly, these weren’t even the original drafts—Maas began writing the series’ first book, Throne of Glass, at the tender age of sixteen. Maas has also written a prequel series (start with The Assassin and the Pirate Lord) and the A Court of Thorn and Roses series (start with, you guessed it, A Court of Thorn and Roses). Her first adult fantasy series is forthcoming.


6. Jenny Han (225k)


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Earlier this summer, Netflix released the film adaptation of Jenny Han‘s novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before with a massively positive audience response, leading to a huge spike in Instagram follows. Its sequel, P.S. I Still Love You, won the Young Adult Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. Han is also the author of a YA romance trilogy, starting with the novel The Summer I Turned PrettyAs if that wasn’t impressive enough, Han wrote her first book, middle school coming-of-age Shug, while she was still a college student.


7. James Dashner (211k)



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James Dashner is the hugely prolific author of nearly twenty novels, including the dystopian hit The Maze Runner, which earned a film adaptation. Dashner was dropped by Penguin Random House in 2018 following sexual harassment allegations.


8. Veronica Roth (206k)


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The definition of a prodigy and star, Veronica Roth sold film rights to her first novel, Divergent, months before the book saw print—and she sold the publishing rights before graduating college. Roth wrote the first draft of the novel during senior year winter break, and it sold well over a million copies within the next two years. Roth is also famous for her novels Insurgent and Allegiant, the second and third books of her dystopian series in which society operates with personality-based factions that define each person’s profession and goals. (And believe it or not, removing all kind and generous people from the government so that they can work on farms is not a great leadership strategy.) 


9. Colleen Hoover (202k)


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Breakout romance novelist Colleen Hoover had no intentions of ever mainstream-publishing her first novel, Slammed. Astoundingly, it made the New York Times bestseller list as a self-published work. Hoover published Hopeless just a year later—and it became the first self-published novel to ever break #1 on the chart. A five-time winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards, Hoover has written eleven bestsellers in only seven years. While several of Hoover’s works have been published with Atria Books, Hoover has shattered the limits of what self-publishing can accomplish.


10. Rainbow Rowell (136k)


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Rainbow Rowell is the author of three wildly popular YA novels: Fangirl, Eleanor & Park, and Carry On. Famously, Fangirl began as a NaNoWriMo project—yes, that means the first draft was written in thirty days! Rowell famously faced controversy for the exploration of domestic violence in Eleanor & Park, with one Minnesota school district canceling her appearance and banning her book during Banned Books Week. Sounds like somebody missed the point! Despite this, the novel went on to earn a Michael L. Printz Award Honor, one of the highest recognitions in YA literature (other honored books include Angie Thomas‘ acclaimed The Hate U Give). 



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John Green and Hank Green Strike Exciting Podcast Deal

The all-round excellent brothers John and Hank Green have recently struck a partnership with the brothers to have two of their podcasts remastered and relaunched while also co-producing a new podcast focused on science. 


John Green is primarily known for his bestselling novels such as The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska. As well as gaining fame and acclaim for his YouTube videos along with John, Hank is also known for his book An Absolutely Remarkable ThingThis new deal includes podcasts such as Dear Hank and JohnThe Anthropocene Reviewed,  and their new podcast SciShow Tangents.


Laura Walker, President and CEO of New York Public Radio (NPR) said: 

We are so delighted to welcome John and Hank Green to the WNYC Studios family. They are master storytellers, creative powerhouses, and voices that will no doubt resonate with new audiences.


I cannot wait to see what WNYC has in store with the Green Brothers.


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Hank Green Reveals Book Cover For ‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing’!

As you should already know, Hank Green, brother of author John Green, has written his first book which is scheduled to be published September 25 of this year.  We now have the pleasure of getting our first look at the cover, which Green revealed in a video on the vlogbrothers YouTube channel at the end of last week! 




In the video, he describes the title’s font as feeling very “adventure” and “comic” while the background is “a little bit mysterious, a little bit creepy,” which he says is exactly what he wanted.  He also describes the color choice as being over the top but says that it will make a lot of sense once we meet the book’s main character.




According to the New York Times, the book follows April May, an art student in New York City who becomes famous after a video she takes of herself in front of a giant robot sculpture in Midtown Manhattan goes viral.  As similar sculptures begin popping up around the world, she finds herself at the center of a mystery and is forced to deal with internet fame and all the pressure that it brings.




We still have a while until the book’s release, but in the meantime, check out the cover below!



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Your Next Half Hour Will Be John Green Videos in Which He Suggests Books

John Green, YA author extraordinaire, and prolific vlogger since he and his brother Hank Green (who also has a YA novel coming out) began their project Brotherhood 2.0 all the way back in the dark ages of 2007. He has, throughout this project and beyond (they still exchange weekly videos), recommended a great number of books to the audience of 3,097,019 subscribers/nerdfighters.


Perhaps you are seeking to join the ranks of the couples brought together through Nerdfighteria, and are looking for the perfect vlogbrother-approved Valentines gift to give to your desired nerd partner. Or perhaps you are just looking for recommendations in general. Either way, they have what you’re looking for.


John and Hank Green have, in their time, produced so many videos concerning such a wide variety of topics that it can be difficult to know where to begin when one is in search of particular information, like what books they think you should read. And so, to save you typing in ‘vlogbrothers book recommendations’ to the YouTube search engine, I have taken it upon myself, as a noble server of the bookworm community, to do so, and compile for you this helpful list of videos in which book recommendations are made. Don’t even mention it.







Bonus video: Hank rants about the things about books which disgruntle him and, even as a supporter of the deckled edge style, I can admit is very funny. 



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Move Over John, Hank Green Is Publishing a Book!

Vlogbrothers co-host and budding entrepreneur Hank Green is adding another title to his resume, having announced today that his first book, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing will be published next year! 





According to the NYT, Green’s book is about an NYC art student named April May who falls into online stardom after she films a video of herself standing beside a gigantic robot sculpture in Manhattan. Her video goes viral when similar sculptures pop up across the country leading to speculation concerning the meaning and significance of the artworks. The subsequent events explore the tribulations of internet fame and the impact on the person embroiled with it, issues which Green knows all too well.


“In a lot of ways it comes from a lot of my personal experience with how success feels,” he said. “There’s the very weird feeling of being bigger in people’s heads than you feel you are.”


Though Green isn’t recognized for being an author, he has found fame elsewhere. Many readers are already familiar with Green who is the younger brother of The Fault in Our Stars author John Green. The two created the incredibly popular YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, which has amassed more than three million subscribers, and have collaborated on many other projects together.


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Hank has brought his witty and intelligent presence to many of John’s appearances and is slated to accompany him on his upcoming book tour for Turtles All The Way Down this fall. Hank is also the co-creator of VidCon, the enormously popular conference that all your favorite YouTubers have attended, and has founded endless other impressive projects.


Though he has spoiled fans with his open presence, there’s a lot more to him that fans don’t always see. His book will let readers in a little bit more, he says.


“Every character in the book is a different version of me,” he said.


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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing will be published by Dutton in fall of 2018 as part of a two book deal. That’s even better news for fans as it will guarantee that Green will publish a second novel soon!


We can’t wait!


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