Podcasting For Dummies and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$4.00
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This book has already been loved by someone else. It MIGHT have some wear and tear on the edges, have some markings in it, or be an ex-library book. Over-all itâ?TMs still a good book at a great price! (if it is supposed to contain a CD or access code, that may be missing)
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Podcasting For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers)) Paperback – November 21, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0471748984 ISBN-10: 0471748986 Edition: 1st

Used
Price: $4.00
20 New from $2.65 68 Used from $0.01 2 Collectible from $7.49
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, November 21, 2005
$2.65 $0.01

There is a newer edition of this item:

Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Shop the new tech.book(store)
New! Introducing the tech.book(store), a hub for Software Developers and Architects, Networking Administrators, TPMs, and other technology professionals to find highly-rated and highly-relevant career resources. Shop books on programming and big data, or read this week's blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the tech industry. > Shop now

Product Details

  • Series: For Dummies (Computers)
  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 21, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471748986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471748984
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,748,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“…Evo Terra,who wrote the book on podcasting, literally; he was co-author of ‘Podcasting For Dummies’” (Observer, March 2007)

From the Back Cover

Got something to say? It's easy with a podcast!

Subscribe to podcasts, put together your own, and build a fan base

Podcasting really is twenty-first century communication, and you can be a part of it! This book gives you the scoop on listening to, producing, and distributing podcasts, points you toward the best hardware and software for creating one, and makes it easy to turn your computer into a recording suite, plus a whole lot more.

Discover how to

  • Decide on a podcast focus
  • Find and use the necessary hardware and software
  • Record and mix a podcast
  • Get your podcast online
  • Use a little XML
  • Promote your podcast

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
24
4 star
10
3 star
4
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 38 customer reviews
I found this book very helpful for getting started in podcasting.
L. R. W. Lee, Children's Author
If you want to know how to advertise your podcast for free, it is also included in this book.
Elaine Robinson
Easy to read, easy to understand and to the point in technique and technical help.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Sublime Dharma on January 29, 2006
Format: Paperback
I bought this book around 1 month ago because I wanted to set up a Podcast and publish it to the web but had no idea how. The moment I opened the cover this book was helpful, it walks you through everything you need to know to set up and publish your Podcast, choose equipment, do interview over the phone, in the studio, or over Skype/iChat and then recommends other For Dummies books if you want to get really into it (say, Web Design for dummies, or something). It even gives you a simple easy to understand overview of the major technologies involved with Podcasting (RRS, XML, etc.) and shows you what the best hosting options are and how to promote and advertise your show! Truly, this book had me up and running in no time, and is constantly helpful, I haven't come across anything that Podcasting For Dummies hasn't been able to help me with. A great book on Podcasting, I would recommend this to everyone.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By E. Mason on March 8, 2007
Format: Paperback
If you are looking for a content and organization guide to start a podcast, then this is the book for you. If you, like me need technical information on the act of podcasting then there are better choices. There is some information on recording and posting, but the book spends the vast majority of it's time on things like structuring your podcast and reaching a wide audience.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Scott C. Sigler on November 18, 2005
Format: Paperback
There is little doubt that Evo Terra and Tee Morris are experts in the podcasting field. Both of them were early pioneers in the field, and have literally taught thousands of people how to podcast before this book ever hit the shelves. If you can only buy one Podcasting book, this is the one.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Ballantine on January 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
.... with podcasting this is the book that you need! It covers all those questions I had as a new podcaster; all the technical things, like hardware, all the software, and all the polishing techniques.

With this in hand I feel much more confident.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Robinson on February 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
The Dummies series of books take complex subjects and breaks them into easily understandable sections. These books never seem to disappoint and you won't be with "Podcasting For Dummies". With the explosion of internet blogging, people also began to use audio to get their content online. Listeners only need a computer and a broadband connection to hear what you have to say.

This book is for both podcasters and for those who listen to podcasts. If you want to create your own podcasts, the information in the book will take you to that point and beyond. You can record, produce and host your own podcast.

I knew nothing about creating podcasts and that's why I got the book. Besides a little history of podcasting, the book walks you through (and holds your hand) on how to select the right microphone, any needed peripherals and finding a host. I like the icons that highlight special portions of the chapters. There are icons for warnings, technical stuff, tips and things to remember. The book goes through the different types of podcasts and how to make them successful. You are guided through why it is good to have a script, methods of recording, sound checks, pacing, editing, file size compression, and also touches a bit about copyright rules.

Once you have made a podcast, you will need to know how to upload it to a server. Once there, you need to learn how to publicize and draw in listeners. There's also information on how to gain listener feedback, whether it be via your blog, discussion groups at Google or Yahoo or finding other free online forums. If you want to know how to advertise your podcast for free, it is also included in this book.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Timothy T. Sullivan on December 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
If you are curious about podcasting, this is the first book to read. Why? Because Tee Morris and Evo Terra do such a great job of explaining this "new media" phenomenon in simple, easy to understand language, step by step, until you have a solid base of knowledge that you can put to practical use. And they don't steer away from some of the tougher subjects, either -- the section on the usually confounding aspects of RSS feeds, an essential podcasting technology, is one of the most clearly written articles I've ever read on this subject. I've put many of the recommendations in this book into practice on several business podcasts that I've produced over the last few months, and all to very good effect. This book is extremely well organized, with an excellent index and table of contents, annotated references, and many side articles full of useful insights and advice. Highly recommended reading for any aspiring podcaster.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Jackson on August 2, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
As the man behind the School of Podcasting and author of the book More Podcast Money: Turn Your Passion into Profits I've read about every book there is to read on Podcasting. When you bring the experience of the authors into the format of a Dummies book you have a winner. This book really helps you avoid the Ready, FIRE, Aim syndrome that many new podcasters fall into. This is one of my favorite books on podcasting.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sallie R. Goetsch on August 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
Disclosure/Disclaimer: I was a Tee Morris fan before I read this book. I still am. So obviously I was predisposed to like it.

Wiley Publishing's `For Dummies' series is wildly popular in spite of the fact that most of us don't like to think of ourselves as Dummies. Fortunately, this book works just fine for smart people who don't happen to know much about podcasting, and there's a great companion podcast by Tee Morris. (Season 1 contains 20 episodes; Season 2 will accompany the sequel, which has the unlikely title of Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies.)

The book is both readable and comprehensive, and includes plenty of humor (and not just in the cartoons before each section). I could do without the font used for the subheadings, but at least it's legible, and I presume they chose it to convey friendliness. Podcasting for Dummies walks you through the basics of choosing your equipment (microphones and mixers), using audio editing software, podcast blogs, RSS, bandwidth and hosting--and that's just chapter 2!

It was Podcasting for Dummies I turned to when I needed to know how to put a music `bed' under a voice recording. (I later used that knowledge to record a comment for Tee Morris' podcast, The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy.) The explanation of bit rates, sample rates, and ID3 tags should be required reading, and the chapter on XML and RSS is a useful reference for moments when feeds won't validate. Indeed, the traditional `For Dummies' design makes it easy to use the book as a reference on any of the topics covered.

The final section of the book is a series of Top Tens (types of podcast, most influential people in podcasting, reasons why podcasting won't kill radio--and reasons it will).
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews