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Get Your Copy of the Business Podcasting Book!

Podcast Academy Book

I’m psyched to share with you all that a new podcasting resource is now available for corporate and business podcasters.

From the creators of the Podcasting Academy™, comes “The Business Podcasting Book: Launching, Marketing, and Measuring Your Podcast”. Greg Cangialosi worked extremely hard to draft this comprehensive book, and Ryan Irelan, Tim Bourquin and I contributed chapters on areas of our expertise (my contribution being a chapter on the legal questions of on-line media publishing). Michael Goeghegan edited the 400-page book, which is published by Focal Press. Greg has written a great summary here.

If you wonder how the legal chapter in this book differs from what’s already available in the Podcasting Legal Guide, I have a few thoughts on that. First, I’ve updated some of the information provided in the PLG in light of recent events. I’ve also included some basics around licensing your podcast (key terms that are relevant to content licensing), gone into deeper detail about music licensing (created a matrix that shows what rights need to be licensed under which circumstances), and added a new section discussing section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and defamation issues. I’ve also added general information about creating terms of service for your podcasting website, pointed to some important information about privacy laws, website policies, and DMCA policies. I felt these issues were the most important additional issues for new business podcasters to consider as they develop their podcasting ventures.

The project was great to work on and Greg did a fantastic job of keeping things on track. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to work with such an accomplished team of people.

Now… before I forget: You can order the book on Amazon, or come by and meet us at our book signing on September 28 at the Podcast and New Media Expo. We’ll be signing books from 1-2 pm at the Digital Guru Bookstore in the Expo center.

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  1. Greg September 18th, 2007 6:57 pm

    Hey Colette!

    I had a great time working with you on this project! Looking forward to the launch at PME next week!

    - Greg