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Are you the kind of person who's got a lot to say? Have you ever wanted to share your talents, thoughts, and opinions with others, but have lacked the broadcasting knowledge and contacts to achieve such a goal? Well, today it's well within your grasp, thanks to Podcastingusing only some simple recording equipment, a computer, and the Internet, you can record and distribute your own audio shows, including anything you wantcomedy, debate, news, reviews, interviews, musicthe only limit is your imagination. Of course, you'll need a guide to tell you what you need to know, which is where this indispensable book comes inthe 2nd edition of the best selling Podcast Solutions, Inside, influential podcasters Michael Geoghegan and Dan Klass provide a comprehensive guide to receiving, recording, editing, mixing, distributing, and monetizing audio and video podcasts. Also included is a guide to what hardware and software to get, whatever your budget is, and how to make sense of all that technology. This is the guide to podcasting you're been looking for, and the only one you'll need. What you'll learn How to receive podcasts - everything you need to know to find, subscribe to and receive quality shows on your iPod, computer or any other mp3 player. How podcasting is being applied in many different industries - entertainment, education, sales and marketing, religious study, intra-corporate communications, and more. How to plan and design your own top quality podcast, including expert advice on designing a show built for success. How to Set up your podcast studio, whether you're a casual hobbyist or a committed professional. Includes insights and buying advice on finding the right microphones, mixers, cameras, software, hardware, and more to meet your needs and fit your budget. The secrets to achieving broadcast quality audio and video for your show. How to include music, phone calls, video snippets, and feedback into your podcast inexpensively and legally. The techniques needed to turn your podcasts into Internet-ready audio/video files and get them out there ready to be received by your anxiously-waiting listeners/viewers, using simple hardware and software tools. The meaning of RSS, XML, mp3, LAME, and several other acronyms you thought you'd never understand. Insider's tips on creating a web presence that will enhance the popularity and professionalism of your show. Secrets of attracting subscribers through the creative use of directories, user groups, mailing lists and more. How to make money with your podcast by attracting sponsors, advertisers, and other revenue sources.
Welcome to Podcast Solutions: The Complete Guide to Podcasting, Second Edition. We had a simple goal in mind while we wrote this book: to give you a straightforward overview of p- casting and share the information necessary to get you up and running with a quality podcast. Within the pages of this book, you ll find everything you need to know to get started in p- casting. We ll cover the history of podcasting, how to download podcasts, and, most important, how to produce and distribute your own podcast. We re not geeks, and this isn t a geek book. There s no way to detail step-by-step instructions for every piece of software that conceivably exists for podcasting, and we re not going to try to impress you with an exhaustive (and therefore exhausting) list of every website that has a- thing to do with podcasting (that s what Google is for). Things are moving so quickly in p- casting that it seems every day brings a new product or service announcement. If we covered them all, you d never make it to the end of the book, and you d never begin doing the one thing we really want to help you do: start making your own podcasts. Instead, we ve used our c- bined experience to carefully select and detail the software, hardware, and services we feel stand out and deserve mention for helping people get started in podcasting. While we re at it, we don t think you re a dummy. Podcasting isn t for dummies."
Influential podcasters Geoghegan and Klass provide a comprehensive guide to receiving, recording, editing, mixing, distributing, and monetizing audio and video podcasts. Included is a guide to what hardware and software to get, and how to make sense of all that technology.
Written by two of the best and brightest podcasting pioneers, Podcast Solutions: The Complete Guide to Audio and Video Podcasting, Second Edition is a comprehensive and perceptive guide to all things podcasting. From downloading podcasts to producing your own for fun or profit, Podcast Solutions covers the entire world of podcasting with insight, humor, and the unmatched wisdom of experience.
Big-name companies and podcasters throughout the United States and thousands of faithful listeners around the world will tell you that Michael W. Geoghegan (Reel Reviews-Films Worth Watching and GigaVox Media) and Dan Klass (The Bitterest Pill and JacketMedia.com) know how to put together compelling and engaging shows that people come back for week after week. These two pros will guide you through everything, from developing your raw podcast ideas to selecting equipment, creating your podcast (including incorporating music, professional production techniques, and audio- and video-editing secrets), and mobilizing and growing an audience.
Plenty has changed since the best-selling first edition of this book, and Michael and Dan bring you all the latest and greatest information on production, distribution, and marketing from the world of audio and video podcasting. Nearly 50 pages of new material and hundreds of updates make this the most complete and up-to-date book on podcasting imaginable.
Between Michael's uncanny business and marketing sense and Dan's nearly two decades in the entertainment industry, these authors have the experience to back up their advice on what it takes to elevate your podcast to a professional level. Podcast Solutions gives you not only what youll need to know about podcasting, but also the insider's view on the business of new media production and marketing.
Whether you want to use podcasting to inform, educate, entertain, or inspire, whether you are a complete novice or an experienced professional, Podcast Solutions is the guide you need.
Podcasting remains ever popular, and the technology has moved on in the last 2 years, so friends of ED now respond with a second edition of the best selling Podcast Solutions: The Complete Guide to Podcasting, by influential podcasting pioneers Michael Geoghegan and Dan Klass.
This 2nd edition is much improved and updated to cover the latest software and resources that readers and podcasters want to learn about. Critically, this book shows how to create video as well as audio podcasts. It provides all the reader needs to know to get heard and now seen online, regardless of his or her level of experience and technical knowledge.