With thousands of podcasts fighting to be heard, you can’t settle for “amateur hour” anymore. Whether you want to podcast audio or video -- for profit or fun -- this up-to-the-minute book will guide you straight to professional-quality results.
This isn’t just about the tools and technologies: It’s about putting them to work well, and avoiding the gotchas you’d run into on your own. Everything’s here, from web-based aggregators to moblogging, studio acoustics to video post-production, choosing hosts to defining business models.
As befits its title, this book is relentlessly hands-on, and it’s full of tips on everything from negotiating bandwidth prices to improving your voice-overs. There’s also an absolutely crucial guide through the thickets of licensing, copyright, and permissions. Plus: three real-world case studies, including Rocketboom, whose audience now exceeds that of many cable TV shows. Bill Camarda, from the July 2006 Read Only