PRWeb press releases – all Gnews is good Gnews

 

If you grew up in the 80s, you know the TV show The Great Space Coaster. One of the featured characters was Gary Gnu, a news reporter known for his catchphrase, “No Gnews is Good Gnews with Gary…Gnu”. On this App Wednesday, I must disagree with Gary. As writers, all Gnews is good Gnews because all Gnews gets the word out about your project.

Perhaps the best way to get the word out about your project, especially if it’s a timely piece of non-fiction or a a novel that could be “ripped from the headlines,” is by writing a press release and sending it out over PRWeb.com.

So how does PRWeb work? It’s pretty easy to use. You write a press release about your project and they distribute it to every major news site and search engine on the Web, putting your in front of consumers and journalists.

I’ve used PRWeb twice now, once in Oct 2010 and once last week (July 2011) to try to get the news out about my latest thriller, The Brink. For my latest release, the numbers are pretty big: over 41,000 headline impressions on various news websites and the full-page version was downloaded over 1,200 times so far. Not bad for a week. The cost for all this publicity? $200. Was it worth it? My sales #s from my publisher are tallied quarterly, so I won’t know for a few weeks. But, as we all know, the Internet has an infinite memory. Anytime in the future when someone Googles my name or my books, they will come across this press release. As The Brink is a novel about a global financial conspiracy, the press release contains all kinds of tags about the current debt crisis, which will probably remain in the public lexicon for a while and hopefully keep my name relevant as well.  

And while PRWeb sends out the news release to its partners and subscribers, whose to say you can’t send it out to the local news folks you know? It’s yours. You created it. You paid for it. Use it however you want. Need help writing a press release? PRWeb even offers templates to help you get started. Now go on and get the word out about your sweet baby!  

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Mark Fadden is a freelance writer and author whose latest, award-winning suspense thriller, The Brink, is now available as an eBook for Amazon.com Kindle and Barnes & Noble nook for only $2.99!

The Brink is a hell of a read.” – Bestselling author Sandra Brown

“Mark Fadden is a masterful storyteller.” – Writer’s Digest

“Mark Fadden is the next Dan Brown.” – Triple C Ranch Book Club, Southlake, Texas

Check out The Brink and Mark’s other books at http://www.markfadden.com

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