Free Press Release Distribution Services
This page features online news release and press release distribution services. Some of these are free (with paid-for upgrade services). Others are paid services only.
Alert: Before signing with any service, be sure to check out their references.
Please note that this is a work in progress. If you’d like to nominate a book PR service, email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some services I would like to add to this list. Your service might be one of those. – John Kremer, author of1001 Ways to Market Your Books
Online Publicity Distribution Services
Most of the services listed below offer both a free press release service and a premium press release service (one that costs money but reaches a wider audience).
BiblioScribe. Provides free article and book press release submissions for authors and publishers.
Big News – A free press release service. Alexa rank: 67,952 in September 2015.
Business Wire – High-priced business press releases. Alexa rank: 4,964 in September 2015.
1 888 Press Release – A free press release service. Alexa rank: 23,417 in September 2015.
EIN Presswire – Press release distribution from $49 on up. Alexa rank: 142,858 in September 2015.
EReleases – Uses email and PR Newswire to reach media. Cost $249 to $499 depending on reach. Alexa rank: 123,392 in September 2015.
Express Press Release – A free press release service. Alexa rank: 80,300 in September 2015.
Free-Press-Release.com – A free press release service. Up to $59 per release for customized distribution. Alexa rank: 11,604 in September 2015.
Free-Press-Release-Center.info – A free press release service. The pro upgrade is only $2.99. Alexa rank: 80,413 in September 2015.
MarketWire – Allows you to attach a video to your press release via the web. Alexa rank 20,935 in September 2015.
Mass Media Distribution – $199 (local distribution) to $299 (national distribution) to $899 (includes writing the news release) for nationwide distribution to a targeted list of print, broadcast, and online media. Alexa rank 369,500 in September 2015.
My PR Genie – Offers free and paid online and offline distribution of press releases. Paid services run from $99 per month to $500 per month. Alexa rank 14,806 in September 2015.
News Release Wire, Broadcast Interview Source, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20007; 202-333-5000; 866-639-7735; Fax: 202-342-5411. Web: https://www.ExpertClick.com/discount/John_Kremer (to get a discount on their services). Alexa rank 832,277 in September 2015.
News Wire Today – A free press release service. Alexa rank 82,261 in September 2015.
Online PR Media – Free or paid press release services. Paid from $79 to $549. Alexa rank 16,540 in September 2015.
OpenPR – A free press release service with up to three press releases per day. Alexa rank 44,343 in September 2015.
The Open Press. No free press release service any more. Minimum of $10 per release. $500 per year for PR services. Alexa rank 81,719 in September 2015.
PitchEngine – $79 per pitch for multimedia press releases up to $199 per month. Alexa rank 53,362 in September 2015.
Post a Free Press Release – A free press release service. Alexa rank 168,091 in September 2015.
PR.com – Press release distribution from $30 to $100. Alexa rank 20,376 in September 2015.
PR9.net – A free press release service. Except for new business announcements in the business category, all the other categories are no longer active (2013 or older). Alexa rank 216,035 in September 2015.
PR Focus – A free press release service. Preferred publisher accounts for $6.99 per release get better distribution. Alexa rank 414,395 in September 2015.
PR Inside – Offers a free press release service. Based in Austria. Alexa rank 51,939 in September 2015.
PR Leads – Dan Janal, President. His guarantee: We will get your press release on at least 40 websites, or we will give your money back. $399 to $1295 per release. Alexa rank 7,100,417 in September 2015.
PR Leap – From $99 for one release to $699 for 12 releases. Alexa rank 88,108 in September 2015.
PR Log – A free press release service. Gets indexed by Google Alerts on a regular basis. Alexa rank 9,708 in September 2015.
PR Newswire – The top online press release services. High priced. We distribute to more than 200,000 media points and 10,000 Websites, offering the most ways to reach your audience online and off. Alexa rank 2,754 in September 2015.
PR Urgent – Free press release and news distribution website. We publish high quality press releases, that gets you visibility in major search engines and news sites including Google News, MSN, Yahoo, Bing and much more. We charge a nominal $9.95 fee for express press releases which are approved within 24 hours. Alexa rank 67,821 in September 2015.
PR Web – The PR service used by a lot of Internet marketers. Pricing from $99 basic to $369 premium per release. Alexa rank 7,381 in September 2015.
Press About – $9 for one release to $399 for 100 releases. Alexa rank 205,171 in September 2015.
Press Box UK – A free press release service. Premium distribution for 150 pounds. Alexa rank 30,572 in September 2015.
Press Cable – A paid service that offers great reach at a reasonable price.
Press Exposure – A free press release service. Operated by EzineArticles.com. Alexa rank 171,182 in September 2015.
Press King – Paid press release distribution. From $13.90 (online distribution) to $99.90 (media distribution). Alexa rank 152,526 in September 2015.
Press Network – A free press release service. Alexa rank 43,362 in September 2015.
Press Release Point – A free press release service. $10 for distribution to over 50 free press release websites. Alexa rank 48,251 in September 2015.
Press Release Sender – Dan Janal, President. His guarantee: We will get your press release on at least 40 websites, or we will give your money back. Alexa rank 7,100,417 in September 2015.
“Dan Janal’s Guaranteed Press Release service is the best use of my dollars in my publicity strategy. My release was picked up by over 40 online sites and media news stations. I could never have done that by myself. Dan made it easy.” – Mark LeBlanc, GrowingYourBusiness.com
Prezly – Allows you to create multimedia press releases, but offers little distribution except for social media integration. Alexa rank 85,599 in September 2015.
Rush PR News – Free press release distribution with paid upgrades. Alexa rank 586,599 in September 2015.
SB Wire – $39 per press release or 3 press releases for $59. Alexa rank 72,327 in September 2015.
Send2Press Newswire – $199 for national releases. Alexa rank 505,813 in September 2015.
Submit Press Release 123 – $29.95 per release to over 200 top news sites. Alexa rank 353,764 in September 2015.
24-7 Press Release – From $49 to $389 per release. Alexa rank 43,092 in September 2015.
UK PR Wire – A free press release service based in the United Kingdom. Alexa rank: 181,396 in September 2015.
US PR Wire – Free press release distribution or upgrade for $75 per release. Alexa rank: 341,141 in September 2015.
Web Wire – Offers various levels of service from $30 to $289 per release. Alexa rank: 120,406 in September 2015.
Xpress Press News Service – $349 per press release. Alexa rank: 767,391 in September 2015.
News Release Critique: $300. I see dozens of news releases every day. Few make the grade. Most are uninteresting, unnewsworthy, and product-oriented. What does it take to sell books with a good news release? In a 15-minute phone call, I can give you feedback on your news release to help you make it one that sells books.
To book a critique, send me your news release via email along with the best time to call you within a few days. Each critique includes a 15-minute feedback session via telephone as well as a rewrite by John to create a news release that gets attention and makes sales. Call 575-751-3398 or email JohnKremer@BookMarket.com to place your request for a critique.
“I want to thank you again for your generous help with our press release problem. The responses we’ve gotten for our latest release are much better than what I’m used to. A large percentage of that is (obviously) due to your suggestions.” – Thomas Shelby, Hohm Press
Online Newsroom and Media Kit Services
Net Connect Publicity, Anne Leedom, President, 2201 Francisco Drive #140-352, El Dorado Hills CA 95762; 916-939-8246. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They support authors as speakers, experts, meetings, and more. Alexa rank: 4,068,785 in September 2015.
PressKit 24/7, Wasabi Publicity; 888-513-5302. Online press kit service. Their PressKit 24/7 Quick Kit offers you an online press kit, inclusion in an expert database, multi-media capability, and quick editing to get you up and running fast. Cost: $197 per month. Alexa rank: 1,561,739 in September 2015.
Tek Group International, 1451 W Cypress Creek #300, Fort Lauderdale FL 33309; 954-351-5554; Fax: 954-351-9099. Email: email@example.com. Offers online newsrooms to post news, graphics, audio, and video as well as distribute email to journalists, provide clippings, and track which journalists visit your newsroom. Alexa rank: 1,879,297 in September 2015.
RadioPRGuy.com – “When you decide that you’re ready to start dealing with radio stations directly, get Alex Carroll’s program. His top radio show database, tapes of dealing with producers, and examples of actual talk shows will help you to become a radio talk show star.” – John Kremer
NewsReleaseCritiques.com – I see dozens of news releases every day. Few make the grade. Most are uninteresting, unnewsworthy, and product-oriented. What does it take to sell books with a good news release? In a 15-minute phone call, I can give you feedback on your news release to help you make it one that sells books. To book a critique, send me your news release via email along with the best time to call you within a few days. Each critique includes a 15-minute feedback session via telephone as well as a rewrite by John to create a news release that gets attention and makes sales.