I announced at the end of last year that I was about to release a book all about my experiences creating YouTube channels. You may remember that I even sent out an email asking for your questions so I could make sure I wasn’t missing anything important.
I really had been working hard on the book for several months. By late January, I was finally at the finish line… but then … I choked.
Everything was finished except for the conclusion. Two or three paragraphs and a click of the EXPORT button are all that stood in the way of it being launched it into the world. But instead of doing that, I shut everything down and hoped nobody would remember that I said I was going to release a book.
Fortunately, YOU remembered. And you kept sending me emails asking if the book was ever going to be released.
In one of these emails, somebody called me out as potentially suffering from Imposter Syndrome. I hadn’t heard of it so I looked it up. Here’s how Wikipedia describes it:
Imposter System had completely crippled me when it came to writing about YouTube stuff. It’s even responsible for the lack of blog posts here.
That email diagnosing me hit my inbox just as I was finishing up my YouTube Certification and I actually thought about it as I was finishing the final exam. I was blazing through the answers and feeling pretty good about myself. And I realized that I really needed to finish the YouTube Book.
After not having looked at it for months, I opened the book file again and read it. To my surprise, it was pretty awesome. And so close to being finished that it was ridiculous. I got back to work … added a few new sections, … updated everything … and finally wrote the conclusion.
I really couldn’t have finished it without the amazing amount of help from Hilah. She read and edited multiple rounds of revisions and gave an incredible amount of general help and encouragement. (She also may have written the sections on Instagram and Pinterest.)
So I’m happy to announce that YouTube Black Book is now available as an Amazon Kindle Book. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can read it on your phone or on a computer. I wanted to make this book affordable for and accessible for everybody who wants to read it — but I also wanted to use it to test out some theories I have about Amazon.
This book is designed to pick up where all the “official” YouTube training leaves off. It focuses more on the big picture rather than specific tactics. It also goes into a lot of detail behind-the-scenes of both the Hilah Cooking and Yoga With Adriene channels.
You’ll get free updates forever. I plan to update this book at least once a year.
So grab a copy. Tell your friends. And let me know what you think!