If you’re a regular follower of Bible Geek Gone Wild and the Author Talks with Shaun Tabatt podcast, you’ve no doubt noticed things have been a bit quiet around here the past couple of months. Some of that is simply due to the fact that it’s summer and I’ve been busy. After all, there’s time to stay inside to blog and podcast all winter long. The other part is that I now work full time as a Community Development Manager for Fortress Press. One of my first projects has been to develop a podcast that will help our readers make a deeper connection with both our authors and the Fortress Press team.
I’ve definitely enjoyed the process of designing and producing a new show from the ground up that is part of an established brand. On the technical side of things, the website for the podcast is hosted on WordPress and our podcast feed is delivered to iTunes and Stitcher via the Blubrry Power Press podcasting plugin. This is identical to the setup I’ve had for Author Talks all along the way. The two new distribution mediums I’m experimenting with for Fortress Press Live are SoundCloud and YouTube. After only a few days, I must admit I’m very pleased with the traction we’ve received on these platforms. I think the key distinction for both of these mediums is the ease with which we’ve been able to embed the interviews into our product pages and the ease of sharing them on social media. Whether you’re sharing on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+, the player is accessible and ready to play on each of those social platforms. It’s a big plus that listeners can initiate playback without having to switch sites.
I’m embedding the SoundCloud player for the first three episodes below, in case you’d like to get a sense for how the new show compares to what you’ve gotten used to on Author Talks.
I’d appreciate it if you’d head over to fplive.fortresspress.com and subscribe via your favorite podcast delivery platform. Happy listening!