Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Podcast

May 2010
by MaAnna Stephenson

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Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Podcast

by MaAnna Stephenson

It’s common knowledge now that podcasting is a great way to build an author’s status as an expert and make a book’s message available to a wide audience via popular sites like iTunes.

Most often, podcast files are in an MP3 format, which is a compressed version of the native WAV or OGG format in which they were originally recorded. The smaller file size allows them to be downloaded quickly and to take up less space on a computer or personal media player. The content of a podcast is usually structured as a talk show, with a host interviewing a guest author.

Hosting and producing your own podcast doesn’t have to be expensive and challenging in terms of technology. It’s actually quite easy to produce a great podcast without breaking the bank or taking hours to sort through complicated manuals.

The Five-part Process

Podcasting involves five steps:

• connection

• recording

• editing

• storage

• promotion

Connection

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