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Contest is the self-published first novel by Australian thriller writer Matthew Reilly. In 1996, after being rejected by several Australian publishing houses, Reilly personally paid for 1000 copies of the book to be published privately under the label of ‘Karanadon Entertainment’, and sold them himself.
Before publishing the novel in North America, Reilly rewrote most of the novel, placing the contest in the New York Library, rather than a fictitious library, and added descr...

YouTube Re-Launches NextUp Competition in US: YouTube Focuses on Collaboration

YouTube Re Launches NextUp Competition in US: YouTube Focuses on Collaboration

If there is another focus in the upcoming year for YouTube, it appears to be collaboration between two or more channels.  Tucked into a chapter of the YouTube Creator Playbook as a good idea for building an audience, collaboration has also come up recently as …

ZoomTilt TV Reset Finalists Vie for Branded Video Content Gold

ZoomTilt TV Reset Finalists Vie for Branded Video Content Gold

ZoomTilt, which I wrote about a while back, is in the business of finding talented filmmakers who have got financially sustainable web series they want to make. In order for them to be financially sustainable, they need to appeal to brands who will sponsor them …

Viral Video Showdown on Syfy Has Teams Compete to Produce “Viral” YouTube Hits

Viral Video Showdown on Syfy Has Teams Compete to Produce Viral YouTube Hits

We have reality competitions for everything else in the world, why not viral videos?  Last night, Syfy premiered "Viral Video Showdown," in which two teams compete to make the best "viral" video with a certain theme, a few limited parameters, and very little time.  You …

Something Might Be A Bit Off About YouTube’s ‘On the Rise’ Program, Here’s Why

Something Might Be A Bit Off About YouTubes On the Rise Program, Heres Why

I've been covering YouTube's "On the Rise" winners for awhile now, and I thought they were good, monthly reminders of what certain channels are doing in order to build an audience.  The thing is, like many things YouTube does, the program is a bit of …

YouTube’s September On the Rise Winner is Gone to the Snow Dogs, Here’s Why

YouTubes September On the Rise Winner is Gone to the Snow Dogs, Heres Why

Proving that YouTube isn't just ruled by cats exclusively, Gone to the Snow Dogs has won September's YouTube "On the Rise" contest.  A growing theme from this contest is that highly accessible channels, with creators who care a lot about their audiences, have been nominated …

REVIEW: New YouTube App for iPhone and iOS Devices [Reel Web #57]

REVIEW: New YouTube App for iPhone and iOS Devices [Reel Web #57]

This week on the Reel Web we review some of the features of the new YouTube app available for mobile devices as well as what seems to still be missing.  We also discuss a few more YouTube channel updates that make it easier for the casual viewer …

Secrets of Success from HuffPost Live and YouTube Stars [Reel Web #53]

Secrets of Success from HuffPost Live and YouTube Stars [Reel Web #53]

In this week's Reel Web, we discuss several exciting online video-related news items from the past week including; multiple updates at YouTube, new online video stats for July that show record online video viewing, the Huffington Post's launch of their daily "HuffPost Live" streaming show, …

Google and American Express Discuss How Video Works for Small Businesses with ‘My Business Story’

Google and American Express Discuss How Video Works for Small Businesses with My Business Story

Last year, Google/YouTube and American Express launched the "My Business Story" program for small businesses with the aim of encouraging small businesses to tell their stories through online video.  Back in June, our own Mark Robertson had the pleasure of moderating a panel at the VideoNuze Online Video …

Social Video Works – The 2011 Social Video Advertising Report From Visible Measures

Social Video Works   The 2011 Social Video Advertising Report From Visible Measures

Today Visible Measures is releasing The 2011 Social Video Advertising Report, an annual review of how well social video advertising is performing as a whole. And as a whole, it's doing very, very well. Over 500 branded social video campaigns gained more than a million …

YouTube “Your Film Festival” To Award A Half-Million To Great Storyteller

YouTube Your Film Festival To Award A Half Million To Great Storyteller

Here's another exciting YouTube initiative: film and video makers around the world can enter "Your Film Festival" beginning February 2 and have the chance to win $500,000 to work with Ridley Scott and top-notch producers on their next project.  Oh yeah, and just a trip …

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