Blogger & Podcaster Guide deal
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> I don¹t know if everyone knows or not, but Blogger & Podcaster magazine has a
> deal going with USA Today and USAToday.com to print/publish the ³Blogger &
> Podcaster Guide,² a directory ofwell, you can guess. I have NOT seen what
> the guide will actually look like, but it appears that USA Today (the only
> newspaper left that¹s making money) is getting behind podcasting (FINALLY!) in
> a big way, and I think this is a chance for us to get a little mainstream
> exposure (FINALLY).
> Of course, this is a money making venture for B&P, so being in the guide day
> after day and week after week isn¹t free, BUT, Larry Genkin (publisher of B&P)
> has made a deal with a hand full of companies and podcasters (your truly
> included) to offer an EXCELLENT DEAL on trying out the guide:
> ONE MONTH, ON-LINE, FREE.
> After that, 20% OFF THE ON-LINE PRICE.
> And, 25% OFF THE PRINT PRICE.
> Since I am a cheap, cheap little man, my thinking is that there¹s nothing to
> lose in taking the free intro month. There is NO OBLIGATION.
> This is a great situation. I¹m frankly honored that Larry has asked me to
> pass this along, and I will stand by it completely. If you have any
> questions, write me directly and I will get you the answer ASAP.
> Official details are below.
> THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND INDULGENCE
> Dan Klass
> The Bitterest Pill
> Subject: ³Friends of Dan² Get in USA TODAY
> Here are the details:
> Beginning November 5, 2007 USA TODAY is launching ³The Blogger & Podcaster
> Guide² (think TV Guide for blogs and podcasts). ³The Blogger & Podcaster
> Guide² will run on both the home page of USATODAY.com every single day
> (10,400,000 unique visitors daily) and in the print edition of USA TODAY 1x
> per week (an additional 5,200,000 readers). I believe that listing your
> content in USA TODAY¹s ³Blogger & Podcaster Guide² is soon going to be a
> recognized must for anyone serious about building an audience for their
> I¹m excited to announce my relatively exclusive partnership agreement with
> ³The Blogger & Podcaster Guide.² This partnership offers three significant
> benefits to our fellow podcasters:
> 1) You will be included in the launch of USA TODAY.com¹s ³Blogger &
> Podcaster Guide² free of charge for the entire 1st month (Reg. $49.95 per
> 2) If, after the first month, you want to continue promoting your blog or
> podcast in ³The Blogger & Podcaster Guide² (there¹s no obligation whatsoever.
> You can take the free month promotion to over 10 million per day and run) all
> current ³Friends of Dan² will receive a special 20% discount off the regular
> rates (you¹ll pay only $39.95 per monthand can cancel at any time.)
> 3) The USA TODAY¹s print edition of ³The Blogger & Podcaster Guide² costs
> $195 per week. However ³Friends of Dan² will save 25% (you pay only $145.)
> THE HOW-TO:
> 1) Go to www.bloggerandpodcaster.com/usatoday
> 2) Select ³New User² and go through 6 Step registration process
> 3) In ³Step 2² be sure to enter DKLASS¹ in Coupon Code box under Option
> #4. Then click ³Option #4². If you don¹t enter this code, you¹re going to be
> charge the regular price.
> Information they should have handy to register is:
> - Blog/Podcast Name
> - Website URL
> - Brief Description (Print only): You can have 75 characters total --
> including spaces & punctuation between your URL and description
> - Detailed Description (400 characters max including spaces &
> punctuation for online guide)
> - RSS Feed
> - iTunes Feed (Podcasts only Not mandatory): For info go to
> - Up to 10 Keywords related to your blog/podcasts (Not mandatory):
> Used for search and placements as relevant material on USATODAY.com
> - Logo/Album Art (Not Mandatory)
> Please let them know that the guide launches next Wednesday on November 7th,
> so if they want to be in for the launch they¹ll need to enter their
> registration asap. It only takes 5 minutes if you have the above information
> prepared in advance.
> To confirm, you will receive a free month in the online guide (value $49.95)
> and if you choose to continue after the trial you¹ll save 20% on the online
> guide or 25% on the print edition guide.
> At least take it and run. This could be big indeed. Keep on keeping on,
> - - dK