UPDATE: Podertainment Magazine is no longer releasing new issues as of June 2017.
Podertainment Magazine was first released by owner and founder Gary Leland on February 28, 2014. It featured an exclusive interview with Cliff Ravenscraft and guest article by Cynthia Sanchez.
As of July 2014, I am now the Editor of Podertainment Magazine.
It was Jared Easley's fault
How in the world did I get picked to be Editor of Podertainment Magazine?
- I don't have any formal training or education in the art of writing
- I prefer to speak than to write anything longer than 140 characters
- I constantly have to refer to Grammar Girl's 121st episode for when to use “affect” and “effect” properly
It's Jared Easley‘s fault. He came up with an idea to have someone introduce speakers at NMX in 2013. He approached Cliff Ravenscraft to offer his service along with other friends and online acquaintances who would jump at the chance to introduce NMX speakers – and it bought him notoriety. He also offered to arrange NMX MeetUps for some of the big names like Pat Flynn and John Lee Dumas who really didn't know where to start and would rather spend time working on their businesses.
This helped Jared score some high-profile interviewees for his show, Starve The Doubts, and he began receiving speaker requests for local MeetUps and international conferences.
So I used Jared's idea of serving to earn more exposure. I reached out to Gary Leland, creator of Podertainment Magazine and gave him an offer he couldn't refuse. And he didn't.
What I get out of the deal
Granted, I am not being paid a hefty sum for this work. I am being compensated with advertising space in the magazine for my various projects and courses – most recently being my Audacity Workshop.
I also have the esteemed honor of introducing myself as Editor of Podertainment Magazine (I kinda like the sound of that). That in itself brings some clout to the table.
I promise not to be a Grammar Nazi
I've heard too many people complain about editors forcing an author to change an entire paragraph and having to go back-and-forth before the finished product is accepted.
However, none of us like reading articles with typos. It's inevitable – people aren't perfect and even the greatest authors make mistakes. Even the Bible had a major typo in the 1631 King James version.
My goal is to help the author be confident that their carefully-crafted article will be clear of major typos before going to print.
I also wanted to make sure their sentences would flow and be easy to read for the everyday Joe Podcaster. That makes editing Podertainment Articles the perfect job for me because I am an everyday Joe Podcaster!
Where to buy Podertainment Magazine
Right now Podertainment Magazine is a digital magazine for IOS devices only with plans for Android and Amazon Kindle devices in the future.
You can get Podertainment Magazine on your IOS device through http://Podertainment.com
or help my friend Dave Jackson pay off his stupid student loans by using his affiliate link.
Regular Podertainment Magazine contributors are
Todd Cochrane from Geek News Central
Rob Greenlee from The New Media Show
Brian Ibbott from Coverville
Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting
Daniel J. Lewis from The Audacity to Podcast
Kien Tran from Geek Beat TV
Rob Walch from libsyn and Podcast 411
Jeremy Powers from Geekazine
Now, if we can just get John Lee Dumas and Ray Ortega to start contributing then the podcast power-circle will be complete!