[Consortium] PR Newswire

Daniel James daniel at mondodesigno.com
Wed Feb 4 05:19:12 EST 2004

Hi Brian,

> The good news is that any individual or organization can register
> with them and distribute their press releases globally: the bad
> news is that it costs $125 a year to do so.

I did actually look into the cost of this sort of thing, and the 
quotes I got were around $400 per release to send just to one group 
of journalists. I think the membership fee is just that, then you pay 
by the word for each release - minimum 400 words. Extra categories of 
journalists and photos etc. cost extra.

For the time being I was going to use linuxpr.com and lwn.net, which 
are free as in beer, eg:


If there's an equivalent website for the audio/music industry, I think 
it would be better to use that - far better targetted, and probably a 
lot cheaper. Direct contacts are more valuable than newswire 
releases, in my opinion, so hopefully we'll be building those up too. 


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