Podcasting for Dummies

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

About the Author
Tee Morris: Tee Morris is an instructor at EEI Communications, based out of the Washington DC/Virginia/Maryland metro area, and teaches various applications in graphic design and video editing; he also teaches Podcasting for Government and Corporate Business. When he is not working as a freelance artist and instructor, Tee writes science fiction and fantasy; his writing career began with his 2002 historical epic fantasy, MOREVI The Chronicles of Rafe & Askana, published by Dragon Moon Press. His other works include MOREVI’s highly anticipated sequel Legacy of MOREVI: Book One of the Arathellean Wars and Billibub Baddings and The Case of The Singing Sword, a spoof of both fantasy and hard-boiled detective novels that received an Honorable Mention for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year and was a finalist for the Independent Publisher’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy book. It was the podcast of his debut novel that led to this team-up with Evo Terra in Podcasting For Dummies.

Find out more about Tee Morris at www.teemorris.com.

Evo Terra: Evo is the poster child for Type A personalities the world over. Washed-up musician, tree-hugging herbalist, heretical-but-ordained minister, talk-radio personality, advertising executive and technology innovator, all wrapped up in one single-serving package. In the podcasting world, Evo tends to infect others with the podcasting bug, from budding show hosts to the people behind the scenes finding new uses for podcast technologies.

He hosts three different podcasts, Slice of Scifi (sliceofscifi.com), the Dragon Page Cover to Cover, and Wingin’ It! (dragonpage.com) and is helping authors podcast their works to the masses at Podiobooks.com.

He currently resides in Cottonwood, Arizona, with his wife Sheila and his son NJ. Neither of which have a podcast. Yet.

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all this on bonus DVD

Sample episodes of top podcasts
All “first season” episodes of the Podcasting For Dummies companion podcast
Royalty-free music and promo bumpers to add to your podcast
Video and audio examples of how to edit your podcast like a pro
For details and complete system requirements, see the DVD appendix.
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Promote a business or nonprofit group

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