Another great resource is Peter Shankman`s Help a Reporter Out
(HARO) twitter/ email list. It`s a group of about 50,000 people in all walks of life, and free to sign up and use. Reporters, bloggers, authors, journalists, and others send requests three times per day via the list looking for experts to help them with their story. For example, this past week I sent out a request looking for Young-Adult authors who would like to be interviewed for a monthly feature on my site. I honestly expected four or five repsonses...how many YA authors could there be on the list?...and received OVER 100 emails from authors who wanted to participate.
Peter also send our urgent HARO requests on Twitter
On the flip side, I respond regularly to reporters working on stories in my areas of expertise. It doesn`t cost anything, and help establish me and my company as the `expert` in the field.
Good luck with HARO
KidPub4/18/2009 6:32 PM