Digital press releases
This past weekend, Jason Kintzler blogged about pitchengine and PitchFeed, which are tools for creating and distributing digital press releases (think your plain vanilla release, but online with pictures, video/audio, links, widgets, etc.) The story got lost in the thousands of others in my RSS reader (yes, the downside of trying to follow hundreds of blogs, despite how much I rave about my reader), so it was mighty convenient when Ami from Folio Literary Management sent me a note saying she’d tried it out.
Because pitchengine is actually a group on ning (a social network), you’ll need to first create a profile in order to build a social media release (or even to view information about pitchengine). However, once you create your SMR (which is free), you’ll be able to send anyone a link and viewers do not need to be members / log in. You can create a pitchengine profile by going to Jason’s blog and following the Join link.