Helbig announces her book Grace’s Guide is available for preorder at gracesguidebook.com. Taglined “the art of pretending to be a grownup” the book will highlight bits Helbig uses in her daily videos on her main YouTube channel, It’s Grace, such as how-tos and tutorials on “how to get over a hangover” and “how to hang out by yourself.” Helbig also will reveal select personal stories in her book she says she has yet to share with her fans. The book will be released in October 2014.
Fast Company names Helbig number 68 of 100 Most Creative People for “calling (and filming) her own shots in the online video economy.” Helbig has a following of over 1.7 million subscribers on her main YouTube channel, It’s Grace, which Fast Company points out is “halfway to Jimmy Kimmel’s 4 million, without a single celebrity guest.”
Helbig stars in full-length feature Camp Takota. The film produced by Michael Goldfine follows Helbig’s character, Elise, as she finds herself in a camp counselor at her childhood summer camp. Helbig stars alongside YouTubers Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart who play Helbig’s childhood best friends in the film. Camp Takota releases online only. Goldfine says “distributing the movie online made sense because of the cast’s YouTube celebrity.”
Forbes adds Helbig to the 2014 30 Under 30 list in Hollywood and entertainment. Forbes says Helbig “is one of the sharpest, funniest voices on YouTube.” At the age of 28, Helbig has 2 million subscribers on her YouTube channel Daily Grace where she posts videos every weekday. Helbig is accompanied on the list by high-profile stars such as Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick and Jennifer Lawrence.
Helbig announces that she is leaving Daily Grace for new YouTube platform It’s Grace. Helbig created the Daily Grace channel under contract for the online network My Damn Channel, which means Helbig has no ownership of the channel or content she produces for Daily Grace. Helbig announced that her contract ended with the end of 2013 and says “both parties are moving forward.” Helbig is now posting her own content every weekday on her It’s Grace channel.