The sixth issue of Podertainment, the podcast magazine is now available in iTunes.

This is the August 15th issue, and is full of great information for anyone looking to start a podcast. It is also a great magazine for anyone that is presently podcasting, and just wants to learn more about it.

This month we have two exclusive videos for you again. The first video is a session filmed at Podcast Movement given by Cynthia Sanchez from OhSoPinteresting.com. Her session is titled Promoting Your Podcast With Images.

The second exclusive video is an interview with Rick Calvert from New Media Expo NMX.com.

On Ask The Podcast Coach, David Jackson says “Maybe You Should Compare Lifestyles- Not Numbers”.

Rob Walch says “IOS8 Will Bring A New Inflection Point To Podcasting” in this month 411 On Podcasting.

Todd Cochrane is back with his column Trends and Insights. This month he has “Is Your Website A Train Wreck?”.

Also returning is Rob Greenlee with his article “Rebirth Of The Podcasting Community”.

Jeffrey Powers article this month is “Apple Is Swell: Is Apple Reinvesting In Podcasts?”.

Jessica Kupferman talks writes about “This Month At Podcast Movement Dallas.”.

Brian Ibbott is back with “How Long Is Too Long? A Podcasters Guide To Show Length.”

Kien Tran is back with a review of Auphonic, and this week we have a guest post by Bryany Jason titled Treasure Hunters.

You get all this, and more in the August Issue of Podertainment Magazine. Be sure and subscribe on iTunes. At only $12.99 a year this is cheaper than a cup of coffee every month.

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“Interview With Cynthia Sanchez”

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Gary Leland Show Episode 4

Interview with Cynthia Sanchez


Cynthia Sanchez join me to talk about Pinterest, and how to market, and sell stuff using it. – Produced By Gary Leland

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“Interview With Dennis Yu and Alex Houg”

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Gary Leland Show Episode 3

Interview With Dennis Yu and Alex Houg


Dennis Yu, and Alex Houg from BlitzMetrics join me to talk about Facebook, and how to market, and sell stuff using Facebook. – Produced By Gary Leland

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“Interview With Chris Brogan”

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Gary Leland Show Episode 2

Interview With Chris Brogan


Chris Brogan joins me to talk about marketing, and selling stuff of course. – Produced By Gary Leland

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“What Is The Gary Leland Show?”

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On this episode I am just going to give you a run down on what this show will be about, and why I feel I am qualified to conduct this show. – Produced By Gary Leland

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The Gary Leland Show – Selling Stuff with Social Media, Podcasts, and e-Commerce

Gary Leland Show

I started my first retail store in 1979, my first e-commerce website in 1996, my first podcast in 2004, and in 2006 one of my websites was on Time Magazine’s list of 50 coolest websites.

Selling actual physical products is what I do, and know best. I other words I sell, and ship stuff to my buyers. My goal is to share my 35 years of retail, and marketing experience. To help you succeed in your own online business.

I have carefully chosen experts in many fields of social media to give their input on the show, and help take your business to the next level.

I expect to release the first episode in mid July.

My guest experts listed in alphabetical order.

Tony CecalaTony Cecala – WordPress Expert is a sought-after consultant, speaker, and digital pioneer who brings successful high-tech strategies to local business niches. At Newsroom Ink, a brand journalism company, he develops advanced online newsrooms for business, government, and non-profit organizations. Tony is a technology consultant to Speakeasy, the social media arm of the Dallas Morning News, managing their blog servers and designing content marketing platforms using WordPress.

Visit Tony’s website at TonyCecala.com or follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/TonyCecala

Lissa Duty Lissa Duty – Twitter Expert, author of 20 Tips to Twitter: Learn How to Market Yourself, Brand and Business Online, is a speaker, consultant and social media coach. Her clients not only call her their “Online Social Coach”, but their “Online Solutionist”. She loves a challenge and values using online and offline solutions to remove barriers for her clients’ businesses. She founded her social media consulting practice in 2009 after discovering a passion for leveraging online social media platforms to brand clients and businesses. She uses her energy and marketing talents to assist clients in growing their businesses and networks via social media.

Visit her website at LissaDuty.com or follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/LissaDuty

Stephanie Inge Stephanie Inge – Ebay, Amazon Expert is Dallas’ leading Certified eBay and Amazon authority, author of the Meetup Organizer Step-by-Step Success Guide and co-author of The Home Run Guide: Take the Experts with You. As the first-ever eBay college instructor in 2002, she still serves today as an adjunct professor for Collin and Dallas County Community College Districts teaching eBay and Amazon. She uses her online expertise as an Ecommerce and Social Media Consultant. She is founder and organizer of the original seller’s group, The Dallas eBaybes & eMales and DFW Social Media Marketing Group (1,420+ members strong).

Dave JacksonDave Jackson – Podcast Expert Dave has been podcasting since 2005. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education specializing in technical Education from the University of Akron. He has produced thousands of episode for himself and his clients. His podcast about podcast has been downloaded over 900,000 times. He is seen as one of the top podcasting experts and is frequently called on to speak at conventions. He launched the School of Podcasting in 2005 and has helped hundreds of people launch successful podcasts. He published his first book “More Podcast Money” in 2013.

Visit his website at SchoolOfPodcasting.com

Cynthia SanchezCynthia Sanchez – Pinterest Expert is the CEO and founder of Oh So Pinteresting. She and her team work with businesses to create and implement Pinterest and social media solutions. Her clients range from companies in the sports apparel industry to Beverly Hills jewelers. She is a national speaker, writer and podcaster. She has been featured by Social Media Examiner and Entrepreneur as a leading Pinterest expert.

Visit her website at OhSoPinteresting.com or follow on Twitter Twitter.com/OSPInteresting

Jeremy Vest Jeremy Vest – YouTube Expert is the Senior Manager Search Strategy for Touchstorm where he manages some of the largest brands YouTube channels. Jeremy is an author, speaker, web designer, teacher and video marketing nerd. He founded Emmy award winning video training company xTrain.com that created training videos for companies like Adobe, Corel, Wiley and Safari Books Online. Jeremy is the author of “Exploring Web Design”. Jeremy’s latest venture is the Video Marketing Guild an association dedicated to video marketing education.

Jeremy’s website is VidPow.com

A. J. Wood A.J. Wood – Adobe Expert is a Solutions Consultant for Adobe where he engages enterprise customers on the benefits of Adobe software. As the President of Media Cats he was ranked the #1 Adobe Instructor WORLDWIDE more than once. He is best known for his educational YouTube series, “I Create Content.” Call him a creative generalist or digital artisan, A.J. talked so much about Adobe products, they had no choice but to hire him and put his big mouth to use.

Dennis Yu Dennis Yu – Facebook Expert is the Chief Architect / CTO of BlitzMetrics. He is an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook marketing, having been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, and CBS Evening News. He is also an author at InsideFacebook and AllFacebook.

Dennis has held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines.  He studied Finance and Economics from Southern Methodist University and London School of Economics. Besides being a Facebook data and ad geek, you can find him eating chicken wings or playing Ultimate Frisbee in a city near you.

You can contact him on Facebook.

My Kindle Book

Fastpitch Softball TV Publishing Books by Fastpitch TV Publishing For The Amazon Kindle

It seems like a lifetime ago, but I still remember when I started coaching my daughters fastpitch softball team. I had played a little baseball growing up, and some slowpitch softball along the way too, but I had never been involved in fastpitch softball.

I soon found out two things:

1. Fastpitch softball was a sport of its own. While so many thing in baseball, and fastpitch are the same. There are many thing that are different in fastpitch softball than baseball, or even slowpitch softball.

2. I knew nothing about coaching fastpitch softball players. Playing sports had not really taught me how to coach.

One of the main things new coaches are looking for is information. These books are my attempt to provide another source for that information.

While I admit I did not come up with the drills in these books. Many of them have been used for years, and years. What I did was find many of the great drills I used with my players while coaching. Then I wrote them in an easy to understand format. Trying to make them easy to learn and use.

While these books may be a guide for coaches to help their young players, they are also a great resource for parents that want to help their daughters become better fastpitch softball players.

The following books are available for the Amazon Kindle:

softball pitching drills Softball Pitching Drills

Pitching practice drills for fastpitch softball players.

99 Cents – Purchase Kindle Version
 

softball hitting drills Softball Hitting Drills

Hitting practice drills for fastpitch softball players.

99 Cents – Purchase Kindle Version
 

Softball Base Running Drills Softball Base Running Drills

Base running practice drills for fastpitch softball players.

99 Cents – Purchase Kindle Version
 

Softball Fielding Drills Softball Fielding Drills

Fielding practice drills for fastpitch softball players.

99 Cents – Purchase Kindle Version

 

Softball Catchers Drills Softball Catchers Drills

Catcher practice drills for fastpitch softball players.

99 Cents – Purchase Kindle Version
 

The Complete Book Of Softball Drills The Complete Book Of Softball Drills

All of my practice drills for fastpitch softball players in one book.

$4.99 – Purchase Kindle Version

KidsDecor.com

128x128_KidsDecor Kids Decor, why not?

As you may know I operate the largest wallpaper store in Texas. Wallpaper comes in styles for kitchens, styles for baths, and yes for styles for children.

One day I was looking at some new wallpaper books in the children’s section. The name of one of the new books was Kids Decor.

Have you guessed it yet? I am sure you have. After seeing the name of the book (Kids Decor) I jumpedKidsdecor on Go Daddy, and bought the domain name Kids Decor, and a new website was born.

KidsDecor.com is just a shortened version of my website LelandsWallpaper.com, except it is only the decorating items for children’s rooms. It also has items from some of my other websites like BaseballJunk.com, and MiniHelmets.com.

In other words I have built an entire website using products that are from other websites I run, so I did not have to stock any extra products for KidsDecor.com

If you are looking to decorate a child’s room it sure is easier to navigate than my other decorating websites, since everything on it is for decorating a child’s room

To look at KidsDecor.com CLICK HERE

PodcastDallas.com

Podcast Dallas Do you know what podcasting is ?

It really does not matter if you answered yes, or no. The real question should be “Do you want to learn about podcasting?”.

That is the entire idea behind Podcast Dallas. Podcast Dallas is brand a new meet up group in Dallas, Texas. I am creating Podcast Dallas with my friend Mitch Todd.

The Meet up group will meet every month in Dallas at Improving Enterprises. Our sponsor Improving Enterprises was so great to work with last summer when I held Podcamp Dallas, that I called them right away for this new event.

Podcamp Dallas 2013

Podcamp Dallas 2013

This is only a two day old project, but I do have to say it is looking good so far. As of today we have thirteen members. If you know me, then you know I will see that as a super positive start. Thirteen members in two days, at that rate there will be 100 members in no time at all.

My plans are to build a great group of podcasters, and podcasters to be. All working together to learn, teach, and help each other. Bringing in great speakers, and great guests. This could be the start of a great podcast community in Dallas, Texas.

I have been podcasting since 2004, and have loved it. I have learned so much, and met so may people. It may sound corny but podcasting has really changed my business, and in doing so changed my life.

I want to help change other peoples lives through podcasting. If you have ever had an interest in podcasting you need to join the Podcast Dallas today.

Lets get this party started.

To see the Podcast Dallas Website CLICK HERE

Fastpitch Magazine (iTunes)

Fastpitch MagazineThe Fastpitch Magazine Hits A Home Run!

Almost two years ago I received an email from a friend of mine Paul Colligan. Paul sent me a link to a great new platform called Magcast for publishing online magazines.

You are probably aware by now, that I am always more than happy to try something new. Especially if I can fit it into my e-Commerce world of Fastpitch Softball.

I signed up, and started publishing my first magazine. Originally it was published just for the iPad, but within six months it expanded to the iPhone, and iPod Touch. Before 2014 is over the magazine will also be available for Android products too.

The Fastpitch Softball Magazine is a monthly publication available on a subscription basis, and costs $12.99 for a one year subscription (twelve issues). Back issues are also available for $2.99 an issue.

After two years the magazine has close to two thousand paid subscribers. What really amazes me is how many back issues of the magazine I sell at $2.99 apiece.

Issue 17

Issue 17

While I do make a fair income from subscriptions, and single issue sales, the true value is the opportunity to market my other softball websites, products, and stores in every issue. I basically have a pipeline to market my softball related products to a strong buying audience by providing great content to my readers.

The writing staff consists of some of the best softball professionals in the world, including two former Olympic softball players, and quite a few softball bloggers. Every issue has an exclusive video session from a softball training clinic. Many of these clinics would cost quite a bit to attend in person, but you get to see one in every issue.

This magazine is for the serious player, coach, or parent. If you actually want to learn something that will improve your performance this is the magazine for you. If you want information that will make you a better coach then you need to subscribe. If you are a parent that wants to be better educated to help you child reach their goals then you are going to love The Fastpitch Magazine. This is the only true magazine for fastpitch softball.

Here is a short video that will give you an idea of what you can expect to find in issues of The Fastpitch Magazine.

To subscribe, or find out more info about the Fastpitch Magazine CLICK HERE

Fastpitch TV Publishing Takes It’s First Step

Fastpitch Publishing Fastpitch TV Publishing is here.

I had the feeling that there was an opening in the publishing world for fastpitch softball for a long time.

There are many great books about softball that are not getting the exposure they deserve by traditional methods. Some of these books are training books, and some are books of historical accounts, but no matter what type of books they are, there are a lot of them.

I wanted to create a publishing house just for fastpitch softball books. I know that sounds like a super small niche, but I have made my living off this super small niche.

I started my adventure in the publishing world over a year ago with the introduction of the Fastpitch Magazine. As I had hoped the Fastpitch Magazine became an instant success.

Recently I had another opportunity open up for my move into the publishing world. The authors of the great book A Series Of Their Own contacted me. They informed me that they were looking for a buyer of their book. They were offering to sell the print rights, audio rights, video rights, movie rights, and the e-book rights. They also had a few thousand print copies they were including in the offer. As good as their book was they just did not have the resources, and marketing know how to move it.

As you have probably figured out by now, I took the offer. Now I have my first book for Fastpitch TV Publishing. I hope that this is the start of something great. I hope to add more books very soon.

The inspirational roots of college softball’s national championship and its 43 years of explosive growth are chronicled in this unique, 296-page book. The book includes narratives on each of the annual tournaments from 1969-2012 within the context of the changing landscape of women’s collegiate sports.

To write this story, the authors drew on their backgrounds writing about and photographing this championship event while working at the Amateur Softball Association, the national governing body for softball in the United States. Newspaper accounts, published and unpublished photos, and other sources were used in this book. Prominent players, coaches and tournament organizers also contributed to this compelling narrative.

Here are a few quotes from the softball world about this great book.

“This is the only comprehensive book written about the history of the Women’s College World Series. It is a must-read if you were, or still are, involved in college softball or its national championship. It is also a must-read for young softball athletes to better understand where this event got its roots.” Margie Wright (27 years as head softball coach at Fresno State University)

“This book has been so much fun for me to remember those years. It was great to read because during most of the games, I was busy handling ticket problems or parking lot problems, or other issues. Thanks for giving me a play-by-play of the action that I missed.” Marita Hynes (director of 19 women’s series tournaments)

“Excellent review of the Women’s College World Series. Brings back so many great memories. Thanks to the authors for recapturing these moments.” Judy Garman (coach of 1986 WCWS champion Cal-State Fullerton)

“Great-looking book! Awesome job!” Pat Murphy (coach of 2012 WCWS champion Alabama)

I am currently working on getting this book on the Amazon kindle, and in the Apple iTunes book store.

To see more info on the book (CLICK HERE)