Last month I posted a link to Scott Kirsner’s (who runs the CinemaTech blog) list of Web sites that enable you to Make Money from Your Videos. Now, Scott has published a $15 electronic book on the topic: The Future of Web Video: New Opportunities for Producers, Entrepreneurs, Media Companies and Advertisers. The 90-page book, available now as a PDF with a printed paperback version appearing in the future, also has a free PDF preview.
Initially, my objective with the book was to put together something that would be useful for independent “creatives” — filmmakers, freelance TV producers, anyone with a camera and an idea — who want to understand how they can make money in this Web video economy. I hope I’ve achieved that. But as I was writing, I expanded the scope quite a bit, getting into the the challenges and opportunities Web video creates for big media companies, advertisers, and entrepreneurs. There are lots of interviews, data points, and case studies.