How to Write a Press Release for Your Product, Book, or Website
Press releases are still a great way to share your news with the media
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Ready to let the media know about your cool new product, book, or site? Get tips from the pros on how to write a press release that gets the attention of reporters and bloggers.
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Katherine Wessling has written for Marie Claire, CosmoGirl!, Town & Country, and Good Houskeeping. Her writing has also been included in the books Have I Got a Guy for You and Backstage at a Movie Set. She's written fashion copy for Elle (UK), PR copy for various firms, and video scripts for Howcast.com and mediabistro.com. Katherine has been contributing literary editor at Swing, senior editor at Speak, and editor-in-chief of (ai) performance for the planet. She has also fact-checked for Vogue, Esquire, Newsweek International, Self, and Teen People and was associate research editor at Glamour and research chief at Good Housekeeping. She has appeared on TV, film, and stage as an improviser, storyteller, and actor. photo credit: Susan Shacter
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