Podcasting The Do It Yourself Guide

Our CEO Authors Book on Podcasting:
Podcast Connect is proud to announce that our CEO, Todd Cochrane has published the first book on Podcasting; Podcasting The Do it Yourself Guide. Which is available today at www.amazon.com/podcast here is the press release from Wiley publishing. The Podcasting Book will be published under their Extreme Tech Series. For more details visit the Geek News Central website To contact Todd for a interview or consultation ceo@podcastconnect.com
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Do It Yourself Guide
It’s like TiVo for audio programming. Podcasting, one of the newest crazes to hit the online world, enables subscribers to listen to audio content anytime, anywhere on their personal MP3 player, computer, or even cell phone. All they need to do is download some free software and sign up to receive automatic downloads of their favorite internet broadcasts be it music, news, or talk. Podcasting pushes content out to subscribers, providing them with continuous access to updated audio content of all kinds. Where does this content come from? It just so happens anyone can create his or her own podcast. PODCASTING: Do It Yourself Guide (Wiley; June 2005; $19.99), part of the ExtremeTech series, shows readers not only how to find, download, and listen to podcasts, but also how to create a podcast of their own.
Armed with a basic knowledge of PCs, weblogs, the Internet, and a copy of PODCASTING: Do It Yourself Guide, readers can become the hosts of their own radio-style show. Step-by-step instructions explain
-Creating a podcast with just a PC or Mac
-Building a more professional recording studio
-Integrating on-air phone calls, interviews, music and more
-Dealing with copyright, music ownership, creative commons, and RIAA issues
-Integrating advertising into broadcasts
-Hosting and distributing podcasts
-Understanding the geeky stuff RSS, XML and Enclosures
Podcasting has taken the online world by storm, and even some traditional radio stations have begun to experiment with delivering their content using this technology. But is doesn’t take a professional to create a podcast. PODCASTING: Do It Yourself Guide puts the power of broadcasting into the hands of anyone who feels they have something to say.
Todd Cochrane (Honolulu, HI) is the owner and host of Geek News Central, a popular technology news hub and weblog that serves more than 250,000 weekly visitors. Always on the cutting edge, Todd’s podcasts, which began in Oct 2004, were among the first, and after only 6 months had nearly 10,000 listeners with the audience growing at about 15% per month. The popularity of his podcasts has drawn the attention of Fortune 500 companies and he was one of the first to actually have advertisers on his podcast.
PODCASTING: Do It Yourself Guide
By Todd Cochrane
Published by Wiley
Publication Date: May 30, 2005
$19.99; Paperback; 314 pages; ISBN: 0-7645-9778-7
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Tech Podcast Network If it’s Tech it’s Here!
Honolulu, Hawaii. (May 26, 2005) TechPodcasts.com, the top technical podcast resource worldwide, announced today that the network reached 100,000 Podcast Listeners in April. In addition Tech Podcasts Network recorded over 167,000 podcast downloaded in the same period. This network has grown like wild fire with 16 shows reporting in April, with our membership growing to over 40 shows in may.
Since its inception in January of 2005, Techpodcasts.com has been working to develop a highly accurate picture of reporting our reporting member’s network audience size. Utilizing a proprietary log analysis tool developed within the membership, we guarantee our listener totals are verifiable and credible. Techpodcasts.com has built and is improving audience size statistics that will give the community and companies an accurate gauge of our market penetration.
With the announcement that Apple has its eye on the podcast community with the iTunes media player being adapted, to fully support podcasting under a single software application, this should be an indicator to companies wanting to market on podcast that this is the fastest growing audio distribution medium on the Internet.
Techpodcasts.com has taken great care, and has chosen to only announce what we can absolutely verify this has resulted in a degree of conservative reporting. For a white paper on the process we use to measure our totals e-mail tech@techpodcasts.com
It should be recognized that the Tech Podcasts Network has several members that have standard Audio Streams and adding those totals to our reporting numbers would have resulted in an additional 400,000 downloads and unknown number of unique listeners.
About the Tech Podcast Network
Techpodcasts.com is a multi-national membership organization, developed to promote, and serve technology based podcast and audio streaming shows.
The network is the premier source for technical audio shows on the Internet. Techpodcasts.com has attracted and is in the process of signing major sponsors, and advertisers. Your company can also be aligned with branded shows, providing a fit that matches each company’s marketing needs. Contact tech@techpodcasts.com
Techpodcasts.com Network is family of Audio programs that all have agreed to a set core values, all members have agreed to assure a G-type rating on all show materials.
The network has a unique business model with 2 membership levels. Not all members can or want to participate in the commercial aspect of the program yet actively work to build the overall network. Those members that desire to explore the commercial aspect are the only shows that we process their statistics and report.
Find more information about Tech Podcasts Network at www.techpodcasts.com and see why this network of audio shows, is a brand that companies and listeners can trust.
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The People’s Choice Podcast Awards Site Launches

Podcast Connect the host of The People’s Choice Podcast Awards Site is happy to announce it’s full launch. This is a 100% non profit event, but we are seeking sponsors to help with prizes for the winners. Be sure to check out the site and the sponsorship availabilities. Sponsorship slots are limited. [www.podcastawards.com]