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YouTube: An Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts

coverThousands of people post to YouTube each day with hopes of taking videos "viral," but few understand how to make that happen. But if you want to be visible on YouTube or even go viral, then you've come to the right place.

"YouTube: An Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts" written by YouTube veterans Alan "fallofautumndistro" Lastufka and Michael W. Dean, provides easy-to-read instructions on getting a video of your cause, song, commercial, or unique point of view noticed by thousands.

But don't take my word for it... watch this trailer -- If you're a YouTuber, or a YouTube wannabee, then you'll want this book immediately! YT

"You don't need money or corporate backing to go viral," explains Alan. "You simply need a very good, or very bad, video and the know-how to get viewers to your video--both of which you will learn how to do in this book."

Both Alan, one of the Top 100 Most Subscribed Comedians on YouTube and someone who makes a successful living off of the site, and Michael, a seasoned filmmaker, recognize there are thousands of creative, intelligent people on YouTube. They've crafted a solid technology book filled with media production techniques along with thought-provoking tips on professionalism, networking--and, as they put it, "being a better citizen of the planet Earth."

Unlike any other book on this topic, "YouTube: An Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts" also includes interviews with YouTube stars LisaNova, Hank Green (vlogbrothers), WhatTheBuckShow, nalts, and liamkylesullivan, as well as current YouTube staff.

With this new book, you'll learn about:

NOTE Storytelling and directing
NOTE Shooting, editing, and rendering
NOTE Creating your very own channel
NOTE Broadcasting user-generated content
NOTE Re-broadcasting commercial content
NOTE Cultivating a devoted audience
NOTE Fitting into the YouTube community
NOTE Becoming a success story

Alan and Michael share their understanding of viral marketing and what they know about getting your work on everyone's YouTube radar. And, once you read this book, so will you.

coverYouTube: An Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts
By Alan Lastufka, Michael W. Dean
EVEN MORE COOL: A whole page listing of LINKS from the book!

Alan Lastufka, a.k.a. fallofautumndistro, is one of the Top 100 Most Subscribed Comedians of All-Time on YouTube. His YouTube videos have had more than three million views. One of his early short films received multiple airings on the Independent Film Channel.

Michael W. Dean runs the well-known pop-culture blog, Stink Fight. Michael is the author of the books "$30 Film School," "$30 Music School," "$30 Writing School," "Starving in the Company of Beautiful Women," "The Simple Pleasures of a Complex Girl," and "DIY NOW! Digital Audio." He directed the films "D.I.Y. Or Die: How To Survive as an Independent Artist" and "Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow. " Michael played guitar in the band The Beef People. He sang and played bass in Baby Opaque and Bomb (Warner Brothers).

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.


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