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Podcasting: Do-It-Yourself Guide Paperback – June 10, 2005

ISBN-13: 078-5555905726 ISBN-10: 0764597787 Edition: 1st

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“…this book will help readers choose software, subscribe to the best podcasts, record a podcast…and more…” (Town Oline.com, 13th December 2005)

“…worth a look if you’re just starting out…” (iCreate, No 24, 2005)

From the Back Cover

It's your show, and you can do what you want

Got something to tell the world? Want unlimited listening options? Podcasting makes it happen. It's the hottest communication trend of the twenty-first century, and one of the first guys to jump on board is ready to get you started. Todd helps you choose software, subscribe to the best podcasts, produce one with equipment you already have, record and distribute your shows—even explore the geeky stuff. Whether you're producing a podcast or listening to one, podcasting puts you in charge.

You're on the air

Everything you need to know about:

  1. Picking a podcatcher
  2. Finding podcasts to subscribe to
  3. Developing your show
  4. Producing a show with gear you already own
  5. Recording your podcast
  6. Selecting a provider
  7. Publishing and distributing
  8. Setting up a studio
  9. Paying the bills
  10. Syndicating with RSS 2.0 and enclosures
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (June 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764597787
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764597787
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #555,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Cathy Stucker VINE VOICE on June 19, 2005
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This book walks you step-by-step through the process of creating your own podcasts. Todd Cochrane starts out by explaining a little about what podcasts are and how to find and listen to podcasts, then quickly delves into how to create, upload and promote your own shows.

Cochrane has created a realistic guide to podcasting on any budget. Along with recommending equipment for setting up a "semiprofessional" podcast studio, he tells how to get started with what you already own. And, he suggests many free sources for software, hosting and content.

If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to podcasting from someone who has "been there, done that," then you should buy "Podcasting: The Do-it-Yourself Guide."

Cathy Stucker, IdeaLady

Marketing and Publishing Consultant
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. David Evans on November 14, 2005
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Podcasting is a technology that more of us should be using, but sadly we're not. It's a little like dial-up in 1996: remember Trumpet Winsock? Todd's book goes a long way toward showing you you can quickly participate in podcasting.

For the busy exec or marketing manager this do-it-yourself guide has two benefits. First, (you) don't have time anyway, and this book is a quick read. That's good for you. Second, it shows you step-by-step how to create a low-cost, effective podcast. That's good for your business.

If you're a programmer looking for inner secrets, this book is NOT for you. If however you're part of the other 95% of the business world and would like to find out just how easy it is to get into this new media format, buy it. You won't be dissapointed.
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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Jake McKee on July 2, 2005
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I've been podcasting for a while, so some of the intro chapters were a little basic for me. (Of course, they were absolutely perfect for newbies. Can't say enough about how much I wish this book existed late last year when I started my communityguy.com podcast!)

But where the book really shines for me in about halfway through when it starts to get into some of the discussion about issues that every podcaster hears about, but never really gets a good answer to. Stuff like "Do I need a mixer? What is a mixer even for, anyway??"

Great job to the author on this spectacular book.

The best thing about it is that in two nights of casual reading I was able to breeze through it - the true mark of a great technology book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 13, 2005
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When media historians write about the summer of 2005, they will note that it was the year that the public truly regained control of broadcasting. The podcast revolution has made it possible for anyone with something to say to again have a platform to say it. And Todd Cochrane's excellent new book, Podcasting: Do It Yourself Guide (Wiley), makes the process accessable to everybody.

Cochrane is uniquely qualified to teach. His weekly Geek News Central podcast sets a high standard in both content and technical quality.

But Todd's greatest gift is his ability to translate geek-speak into a language that the rest of us can understand. With a disarmingly readable style, he mythodically takes us through the sometimes daunting steps involved in creating a listenable podcast, from selecting the right equipment to finding a place to host the show.

From the art of finding and downloading programs to the vagueries of Dave Winers cryptic RSS (Really Simple Syndication) protocol, Cochrane paints a compelling picture of the Internet's new-new thing in a way that entices even the most casual reader to make her own personal audio statement.

When the Federal Radio Commission wrote the first rudimentary rules for the new broadcast medium back in 1924, the objective was to provide a diversity of voices that would serve "the public interest, convenience and necessity." it's taken nearly 80 years, but at last, Podcasting: Do It Yourself Guide makes that dream real.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Talbot Jr. on September 26, 2005
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If you're interested in podcasting, this book will get you started. I became interested in podcasting when I bought my first mp3 player not long ago. Being somewhat of a news junkie, podcasts make it easier for me to get my news when and where I want it. Also, I've always wanted my own radio show, but streaming requires too many resources. I saw this book at a local book store and picked it up for decidedly more than the advertised price here. The extra money is well spent. I've secured hosting and will soon be recording my first of many podcasts.

Others have noted how easy this book is to read, and I can vouch for that! It is meant to be a beginner's guide and not the end all be all of podcasting. The pictures and step by step instructions on programs is very helpful, as are the references to copyright law and other resources. On the same note, others have noted a PC-centric point of view to this book (read less info on the Mac side). I found this to be somewhat true, but at the same time, Todd runs a mostly PC shop. I would not want a car mechanic writing a book about brain surgery.

Over all, "Podcasting: Do It Yourself Guide" by Todd Cochrane is well balanced with a lot of good information. 5 stars!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By H. Edwin Detlie on July 15, 2006
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If your intention is to podcast to a public site, this is a good book, with clear instruction. If you want to set up podcasts from your own website,there is nothing in this book to help you, and you would be wasting your money, as I did. The book does not live up to its title.

The author assumes that you are a public blogger wanting to post podcasts on a public site. There is nothing anywhere in the release about the book that this book is no help, if you want to post on your own website. Next time, I guess I go to a bookstore and look at the book. Anyone want a very slightly worn, but unused, copy of this book?
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