This is my recommendation for the book to read for the month of February if you are a beginner looking to get started, or simply like would like some great info for making or improving your podcast.
I realize there are a lot of books on the market for podcast beginners and advanced users. I think this book is well worth the investment whether you are a beginner or an old pro, (maybe even a young, old pro). Because there is so much in this great book I just want to tell you a little of what it contains. Now, that doesn’t mean I won’t be metioning more about it later, it just means I want to tell you a few things about it at this time and hope you will pick it up as a valuable resource you will be able to refer to on a regular basis. These guys KNOW what they’re talking about.
From the pages of this book you will harvest a wealth of information on things like:
- How to use “podcatchers” like iTunes, iPodder Lemon, and iPodderX
- Secrets of creating the perfect podcast
- Expert advice on how to design a successful show
- How to set up an effective studio in which to record your podcast
- Includes the complete “Podcast Studio Buyer’s Guide”.
- Everything you need to know about recording, editing and encoding
- Everything you need to know about uploading your podcast
- Information on using music “legally”
- Attracting sponsors, advertisers and other evenue sources for making money with your podcast
Michael Geoghegan and Dan Klass are pioneers in podcasting. (You can find out more about them by clicking the links in “Podcasting Quick Tips #2” This book a not just something you will want to have for one read. It is something you will want to refer to often even though podcasting is a technology that is changing rapidly. This book is jam-packed with great information and I like the way they offer the important information and yet keep it simple and straightforward. They present it in an understandable way and that is a BIG plus for those that pick it up to get a great headstart on podcasting even though they may be absolutely new to the technology.
Now here’s another thing about this book I really like. It comes with a CD, (worth the price of the book by itself), packed with useful programs, although mostly trial versions, for getting started in podcasting. Even though some of the programs are trial versions they will give you a good feel for the programs BEFORE you invest your hard earned money and that can help you get started on a shoestring and move up as you progress or start up without having to go at the programs ‘cold’.
All in all, I guess you can tell I like the book. I would rate it at least four and a half stars.
See Ya Next Time . . .