Tricks of the Podcasting Masters (Google eBook)

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Que Publishing, May 22, 2006 - Computers - 360 pages
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Have you figured out the basics of making a podcast, but now want to make a great podcast, and possibly make some money? Tricks of the Podcasting Masters holds the answers to questions such as:
  • How do I interact with listeners and get them to come back next week?
  • How do I conduct a great interview over the phone?
  • How do I attract sponsors?
  • How do I stay motivated?

The authors share their experiences with the 'casts they've produced regularly since podcasting began, including "podCast411" and "Geek Fu Action Grip," and draw from more than 100 interviews with podcasting's stars. With this book, you will be able to take your craft to the next level and create a business around your podcasts.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 A BRIEF HISTORY OF PODCASTING
7
Chapter 2 WHAT THE PROS ARE DOING
23
Chapter 3 PODCAST GENRES
43
Chapter 4 FINDING YOUR PASSION
97
Chapter 5 GETTING STARTED
111
Chapter 6 YOUR SCRIPT
119
Chapter 7 THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW
131
Chapter 8 MUSICISSUES AND SOURCES
149
Chapter 14 USING PROMOS TO HYPE YOUR PODCAST
227
Chapter 15 GETTING THE WORD OUT
235
Chapter 16 HOW TO FIND NEWBIE LISTENERS
249
Chapter 17 BUSINESS PLANNING
263
Chapter 18 GENERATING REVENUE
285
Chapter 19 PODCASTING AS A MARKETING TOOL
321
Appendix A MICROPHONE AND VOICE TIPS
337
Appendix B CREATIVE COMMONS EXPLAINED
341

Chapter 9 THE AUDIBLE WRITTEN WORD
167
Chapter 10 THE GREAT EDITING DEBATE
181
Chapter 11 KEEPING THE PODCAST CONSISTENT
189
Chapter 12 YOURE NOTHING WITHOUT YOUR AUDIENCE
199
Chapter 13 USING YOUR SITE AS A MARKETING TOOL
215
Appendix C WEBSITES FOR MORE INFORMATION
345
Index
349
Back Cover
363
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Mur Lafferty currently produces several podcasts including Geek Fu Action Grip, and is on the planning committee for the upcoming PodcasterCon. She's a member of the Sci-Fi Podcasting Network and presented at the Duke Podcasting Symposium.

 

Rob Walch is Host of podCast411, where he has interviewed more than 100 leading podcasters and media experts, and is a consultant to former Presidential candidate John Edwards. He's on the planning committee for PodcasterCon, is a member of the Podcasting Specification Working Group, and has helped more than 100 people start their own podcasts.

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