- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (December 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596521146
- ISBN-13: 978-0596521141
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,001,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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YouTube: An Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts 1st Edition
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On YouTube, Lastufka is widely praised for his collaboration videos including his "iPwn" iPhone parody commercial, starring ex-MadTV star Lisa Donovan and "Now That's What I Call Emo", a commercial parody bringing in over a million views.
Lastufka is currently running an independent record label for YouTube musicians. That label, DFTBA Records, was named "Best Online Music Label of the Year" by Mashable during its first full year of operation, and has been written about numerous times in YouTube's official blog.
Michael has sold over a million dollars' worth of books. He is the author of the how-to books $30 Film School, $30 Music School and $30 Writing School. $30 Film School has gained a substantial cult following, just went into the third printing of the second edition, and is taught in colleges. Michael wrote the novels, The Simple Pleasures of a Complex Girl and Starving in the Company of Beautiful Women, and the popular Creative Commons eBook Digital Music - DIY Now!
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Both Alan and Michael approach this book, and all their pursuits, from the perspective of "Make Good Art." Here, they give you some sound advice on how to do that within YouTube, not so much as a step-by-step how-to, but just some general ways to approach any artistic endeavor. In this particular case, they just focus on online video, since that is YouTube's function.
It's been a while since I first read this one, so I figured, with all the recent YouTubers going to print, it was time to read it again. Personally, I see it as a welcome addition to my books on filmmaking and writing, and just as important.
In the end, and the book states this explicitly, you have to be likable, cool, and a great communicator to become popular on youtube. This book just gets you started on the right path.