As promised, Welcome to the Fifth Estate is being made avalailable to you for free via podcast. Each podcast is roughly 1/2 to 1/3 of a chapter, and approximately 15 minutes in length. The Fifth Estate Podcast will be posted every week by Friday until the book is completed. As the author and narrator, please excuse little hiccups. This is not a professional audiobook reading!
The first Welcome to the Fifth Estate podcast was posted today. It opens by discussing several media trends:
- The overall market trends for digital media including the Like economy as presented in the introduction by Mashable Editor in Chief Adam Ostrow
- An epiphany of realizing that social media is unavoidable
- Understanding citizen media, and its role as the Fifth Estate
Listen to the podcast on BlogTalkRadio or subscribe to it on iTunes. Again, an episode will be published every week.
In addition, the first reviews and articles are coming in for Welcome to the Fifth Estate, and they are stellar:
Margie Clayman wrote, “I highly recommend you check out this book when it becomes available. It’s an extremely interesting snapshot of communication and society as they both exist today, right now.”
Fellow Zoetican Beth Kanter said, “If you’re looking for solid principles to think about social media strategy formulation, pre-order your copy of “Welcome to the Fifth Estate” now!”
John Haydon added that the book offers “four strategies that you can steal!”
Learn more about the book here, or order your copy today! If you would like an electronic review copy, please email your request to geoffliving [at] me.com.