Beginning to podcast and want a book on it? Try Podcasting for Dummies. Want a good reference book on how to record a podcast? Try Podcasting for Dummies.
As an IT Admin for so many years I know that having good books at your fingertips is important. Sometimes people ask questions or try to do something that you might not know the answer to. Especially when it comes to things like specific scripts or processes that you might do once every couple of years.
Same thing with podcasting. Sometimes you need to go to a point to remind yourself how to do something or why its done. Then you can record a podcast with confidence.
About Podcasting for Dummies
First published in 2005 by Wiley, Podcasting for Dummies is a collaboration between Tee Morris, Chuck Tomasi and Evo Terra (First edition credit to Dawn Miceli). The book brings you the basics to podcasting. In its 2nd revision, Podcasting for Dummies helps you get the bare essentials to podcasting while finding your specialty in this genre.
The book is not currently in print but you can get a copy of Podcasting For Dummies on Amazon.
Memorable quote from Podcasting for Dummies
In one of the interviews came the preceding quote — a compelling moment when Bruce Lee sums up, in his own words, what the martial arts means from his perspective. As Tee pondered his words, it struck him that Bruce was basically saying, Martial Arts are all about keeping it real. And (for whatever reason) he blurted out loud, “If Bruce Lee were alive today, he would have a podcast!” (p 312)
What You Will Find in Podcasting for Dummies
Within this book you will get an idea of the equipment you will need for podcasting. From gadgets for home and on the go. The book will prepare you for an “On Live” experience in audio and video. You will then learn a little about post-production and prepping for web distribution. Finally, you will learn how to spread the podcast love to others.
Other areas of the book will tell you other shows to watch for and top ten reasons why podcasts will not replace radio or will put a big dent in radio.
Another Memorable Quote from Podcasting for Dummies
(talking about XML and RSS feeds) Consider this: Star Trek geeks (STG) know everything about their passion in life – Star Trek. As a podcaster, you need a program that acts like a Star Trek geek. Your virtual STG has a single job: To boldly know everything there is to know about your podcast – and to flip happily into data-dump mode every time someone drops by to see whats new. (p 62)
Where Podcasting for Dummies Can Take you
The book is meant to be the building blocks for podcasting. It has received 4.6 stars (out of 5) at Amazon. I say it’s a must-have in your podcast book library – I have it in mine.