Podcasting book deal with McGraw-Hill

In our podcast yesterday, Shel and I talked about some news that’s exciting for us and might be of interest to you.

We’ve just concluded a deal with business book publisher McGraw-Hill to write “Everything To Do With Podcasting,” a 450-page book that McGraw-Hill will publish in the second half of 2006.

As the planned title says, the book is about podcasting. While it will be an all-embracing approach to the topic of podcasting, it will also include a strong focus on podcasting for business which clearly will have an equally strong communication focus.

Our agent, Yvonne DiVita, has been instrumental in concludiung this deal, and I want to take this opportrunity to thank Yvonne. Great work!

As Shel and I have committed to delivering the complete manuscript by June 1, we’ve already made a start. We’re using a wiki as one of our collaborative tools and we will be opening up a new blog for the book as part of our overall work together. Not sure when that blog will be up but it should be soon.

We think this is the first book on podcasting by two authors who are also the two presenters of a business podcast.

As I said, we’re excited about this!

(Update 4 March: We now have a domain for the book blog: www.podcastingbook.net. Not in use yet. And Shel’s posted some more details on the FIR blog.)

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Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Stephen Davies

    Fantastic news Neville & Shel, although I’m not surprised in the slightest! It will go right at the top of my Amazon Wish List.

    Unless, of course, you want me to review it! ;-)



  2. Yvonne DiVita

    This was a long time coming, Neville, but there is no one better out there to do this book. I’m so happy, and excited, to be working with both you and Shel, and with McGraw-Hill. We all have Jeremy Wright to thank – he asked my help as technical editor on his book, which introduced me to McGraw-Hill, and the rest is history.

    We have a best-seller in the works. I’m confident you and Shel have the talent and knowledge to take this to the top! And, you know I’ll be out there as head cheerleader.

  3. neville

    Thanks, Stephen. Be careful about what you wish for ;)

    Yvonne, thanks. You did a terrific job that enabled us to announce this. Now just the small detail of actually delivering that manuscript!

  4. Robert French

    Wonderful news, Neville. Congratulations to you and Shel.

    I’ll just put my pre-order in here and you just point me to the ISBN in Amazon. As I mentioned in Shel’s blog, this could be a supplemental text for class. Cool news. Happy for you.

    Take care.

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