Best Books About YouTube

Jan 10, 2021


Believe it or not, many books about YouTube have been written over the years. Many of these books have been written by YouTubers that have achieved success. But what are the best books on YouTube? After all, as a content creator, you don't have any time to waste reading mediocre books!

Quite a few of the best books about YouTube are written by YouTube experts. These experts consist of Sean Cannell, Benji Travis, Tim Schmoyer, and more. YouTubers looking to achieve success will find a wealth of helpful information and tips written in the books authored by these individuals.

You wouldn't think that books would be a good place to look for helpful information about YouTube. But, sure enough, many books are worth reading if you're looking to grow your audience. With this said, while there are many good books on YouTube, there are also some that are not so good and should be avoided.

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Best Books for YouTubers


As stated above, there are some good books on YouTube success and some books that are not so good. Often, the best books for YouTubers are written by other YouTubers, which is why all of the recommended books you will see are written by content creators. After all, it's always beneficial to learn from people who have done what you wish to do yourself.

Let's take a look at some books on YouTube success worth reading!

YouTube Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Following and Making Money as a Video Influencer

YouTube Secrets is a book written by two highly-successful YouTube experts, Sean Cannell and Benji Travis. Both Sean and Benji have been around YouTube for a long time, and they have accumulated many different tips and strategies over the years. Now, everyone can have access to the tips and strategies they have accumulated through their book, YouTube Secrets.

Many of the tips and strategies in this book are designed to help you not only start and grow a channel but also build an audience that can be monetized. Most content creators struggle to provide value and develop monetization strategies, so this book is a great roadmap for creators struggling to do so.

Tube Ritual: Jumpstart Your Journey to 5,000 YouTube Subscribers

Tube Ritual is a book written by a YouTube expert that is relatively new to the scene, Brian G. Johnson. Brian is very knowledgeable about YouTube and has helped many content creators grow their audience on YouTube. If you're on the road to gaining your first 5,000 subscribers, this book is one that should interest you.

Tube Ritual covers nearly every subject that a new content creator should know about. For example, subjects related to important subjects like YouTube SEO and keyword research are covered in this book. In particular, this book is a great book for new content creators that currently have under 5,000 YouTube subscribers.

30 Days to a Better YouTube Channel: A Practical Guide to Creating a Highly Subscribable Channel

30 Days to a Better YouTube Channel is an extremely valuable eBook written by Tim Schmoyer. Tim Schmoyer has worked with many content creators, both big and small, and has helped thousands of YouTubers achieve more success. 30 Days to a Better YouTube Channel will tell you exactly what you need to do to improve your channel in 30 days or less.

What makes this eBook so special is the applicable information contained inside. You see, this book is written in a way that encourages you to take action on what you've learned. No matter how small or large your audience is, you will learn something useful from this eBook from Tim Schmoyer, founder and owner of Video Creators.

Crushing YouTube: How to Start a YouTube Channel, Launch Your YouTube Business and Make Money

Crushing YouTube is a book written by Joseph Hague, an online financial adviser that has been able to grow a large audience in just a few short years. Not only does Crushing YouTube offer advice for creators looking to grow an audience, but it also offers advice for creators looking to monetize their channel and make money.

One of the great things about this book is that it is written by a content creator in a relatively obscure niche. Growing an audience in niches such as the personal finance niche can often be more difficult than growing an audience in more common niches, such as gaming or fitness. Getting a unique perspective can be very beneficial- especially if you are in an obscure niche.

Vlog Like a Boss: How to Kill It Online with Video Blogging

Amy Landino (Schmittauer) has published videos on YouTube for many years and has managed to grow a sizeable audience by doing so. In Vlog Like a Boss, Amy offers some helpful advice for content creators looking to use the power of YouTube and video blogging to grow an online audience.

Something that makes this book special is that you can see the concepts mentioned being used in real-time by Amy on her YouTube channel. Having a live case study available can help you take the concepts and ideas you learn from the book and put them into action faster and more effectively.


As a YouTube content creator, your time is limited. Between filming, editing, and uploading videos, you don't have much free time to spend reading books. Since this is the case, you must devote your time to reading books about YouTube that will benefit you as a creator, such as the books in this article.

Daniel James
Hi there! I’m Daniel, the founder, and CEO of Tubefluence. I help businesses and influencers utilize the power of YouTube marketing to grow an audience and generate leads.
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