What are the best resources to get press for your app?

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    #1App Savvy: Turning Ideas into iPad and iPhone Apps Customers Really Want

    App Savvy: Turning Ideas into iPad and iPhone Apps Customers Really Want
    How can you make your iPhone or iPad app stand out in the highly competitive App Store? While many books simply explore the technical aspects of iPhone and iPad app design and development, App Savvy focuses on the business, product, and marketing elements critical to pursuing, completing, and selling your app.
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    Henry Ortega
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "This book has helped me redefine the way I make and distribute my apps out, to not only customers, but to businesses as well. This book not only taught me better ways to develop my starter apps, but it has also taught me how to promote and sell my apps. This book is highly recommended if you want to pursue in a career like this."
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Get Press Coverage for Your App Like a Boss

    [TUTORIAL] How to Get Press Coverage for Your App Like a Boss
    Founder and Designer at Realmac Software, Dan Counsell writes articles and guides on building and marketing digital products. In this article, Dan includes a 16 page PDF guide outlining how you can build long lasting press relationships to get the coverage your next app deserves.
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    Victoria Pan
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "I am an app developer but I found my apps were not getting much attention or clicks. I tried "How to Get Press Coverage for Your App Like a Boss" by Dan Counsell and was very disappointed. His website is buggy and his advice is very simplistic and goes not go into depth. I would search for other resources that are more in depth."
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    #3The ultimate list of top websites and blogs to get your app reviewed

    The ultimate list of top websites and blogs to get your app reviewed
    Here's a selection of 100 top websites (by traffic) you can contact to request a review. 
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    Free

    Scott Johnson
    Written on July 1, 2017
    "It's certainly a good place to start. This is a list of 100 websites that you could contact to help promote your app. It's probably not the only thing you'd need to do but it certainly would put a big dent in the problem of getting press for your app. The article probably falls short in that it doesn't fully go into how to get these all these places to consider your app for review but again it points you in the right direction."
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    #4200+ of the best app review sites to submit your mobile app

    200+ of the best app review sites to submit your mobile app
    Here's a list of 200+ resources covering top app review sites, blogs, YouTube channels, and even app discovery platforms to submit your app to.
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    Anthony Williamson
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "I'm not an app developer but I always wondered about how you get to make your app famous. This website helped me to understand how does it work, I found the article very well written and clear, every developer should read it and do what they suggest to do!"
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    #5[TUTORIAL] How to pitch your app and get it reviewed

    [TUTORIAL] How to pitch your app and get it reviewed
    Every app developer wants his app reviewed on popular blogs, as it's probably one of the best way to gain a lot of exposure and get downloads. Here are some tips on how to get those reviews.
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    Kevin Mitchell
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "This website provides recommendations, blogs, and examples of the best way to get you app recognized. It provides a monthly newsletter as well with lots of helpful tips. This is a great place to start whenever developing an app."
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    #6[TUTORIAL] How to Write a Press Release For Your App

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write a Press Release For Your App
    This article provides a method to write a top-notch press release, including a free press release template.
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    Gregory Smith
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "This was an extremely informative primer on how to write a press release, including why you should write one, how, and when to circulate your information. I like how they provided an example that put into action some of the suggestions they made. I especially like how they said it's not just about releasing new information, but can serve as a marketing tool."
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    #7Hacking the Press: Clever Ways to Get Free Press Coverage with Zero Budget

    Hacking the Press: Clever Ways to Get Free Press Coverage with Zero Budget
    Here are some of the most clever ways you can get any influencer or journalist's attention so you can get more traffic and sales for your business. It includes a list of product blogs that all have been successful in driving traffic and sales to online stores:
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    Ryan Coleman
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "I had a new product that I wanted to promote but I couldn't figure out the best way to get it done. I've heard press is the best way to go about it but I didn't have the funds to do traditional press coverage. After doing some research, I found that searching for specific blogs, using different social media platforms and reaching out to consumers personally are all ways that I can get the press coverage needed without spending a dime!"
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    #8What Every App Developer Needs To Know About Press Kits

    What Every App Developer Needs To Know About Press Kits
    A press kit's purpose is to make it easy for a journalist to write about your app. Here are some tips and examples that will help you create a Press Kit for pitching a tech journalist to write about your app.
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    Vincent Gonzalez
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "Press kit why you need it to promote your app. The immobi blog lists all the things you need to put together for a press kit. This kit than can be given away to people like journalists who will than promote your app. If they don't have the right information it will be hard to push you app and make it succeed."
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    #9The Fortune Cookie Principle : The 20 Keys to a Great Brand Story and Why Your Business Needs One.

    The Fortune Cookie Principle : The 20 Keys to a Great Brand Story and Why Your Business Needs One.
    A great brand story will make you stand out, increase brand awareness, create customer loyalty and power profits. Isn't it time to gave your customers a story to tell? 'The Fortune Cookie Principle' will show you how.
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    Gregory Simpson
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "I would recommend this to anyone starting any kind of venture. Your venture has a story, and you must tell it well to market it to others. This may not be specific for an app, but the principles are still somewhat the same. It's all about selling yourself; or your app in this case."
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    #10The Newsworthy Guide to Inbound Public Relations

    The Newsworthy Guide to Inbound Public Relations
    This ebook is designed to help you implement an inbound public relations strategy that drives awareness, creates marketplace differentiation, builds lasting relationships with journalists, and delivers results, so you're front-page news.
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    Ryan Berry
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "This Hubspot guide to getting your press releases out in the age of social media is truly invaluable. It includes templates that make writing things up in all the various formats much easier. As with anything from Hubspot, it's easy to understand, very thorough and very well written. This guide will make your life easier and help you reach way more people that you have been."
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    #11Pressfarm

    Pressfarm
    Pressfarm is an email database for tech journalists; the most affordable way to get the media contacts that you need.
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    $18- per month

    Frank Holland
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "Featured on Business Insider and TechCrunch, this service is amazing if one is wanting to find a journalist to write about their startup. The price is extremely good too considering what you are getting. Do not hesitate to purchase this product for your benefit. "
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    #12Hey Press

    Hey Press
    Hey Press allows you to find journalists and influencers in the media. This research tool is great for founders getting started with their first round of PR and influencer outreach.
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    John James
    Written on February 24, 2017
    "The app market and ecosystem is insanely crowded. New apps come out every second and it is hard to make yours stand out. HeyPress helps creators to find press and journalists who cover specific areas. "
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    #13How I: Write press releases to get international media coverage

    How I: Write press releases to get international media coverage
    In this Google Developers video, Clare Freeman (My Plus One and Airspruce founder and media professional) outlines how to write a great press release for startups. She then goes on to explain how she uses media relationships to get international coverage.
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    Gregorio Alarcón
    Written on June 5, 2017
    "This video by Clare Freeman was chock full of great information. If your looking how to get some press then I would take a peek at this video. She is super smart and lays out lots of information for you to digest. She has great ideas and made a great video."
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    #14Press release tutorial

    Press release tutorial
    This video teaches you how to write a press release, step by step, while explaining why you should do it by following their methods.
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    Tyler Guerrero
    Written on September 30, 2017
    "There are often times at work where I'm stuck on where to start when I'm handed the duties of writing a press release. I have to figure out how I am going to announce what's coming soon in my company. I have to inform the media about the successful completion of programs to let them know we're making progress. Let's get one thing clear, the press release is one of the most frequently used instruments in public relations. A big part in getting the word out about my companies progress and current events is extremely crucial in business success. I am the one who has to come up with the press release for my company but I would be lying if I I said it was always easy to structure and formulate. With this press release tutorial video, I've found a structure and a guide to help me formulate and lay out a strategy for how I want to present the information I've noted for my press release. The press release tutorial video always reminds me that the secret is containing information worth publishing. That means I have to keep well structured text according to journalistic standards. I have to be accurate and precise, but I have to also keep in mind to stay simple and clear. The press release tutorial states that I have to remember that the audience has a short attention span so I have to remember to keep the head engaging and trickle down my information in the body and close out with background in the content. The press release is an invaluable video for those who are starting out as well as those seasoned in writing press releases. "
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    #15App Review Summit

    App Review Summit

    App Review Summit is an app promotion service that allows you to get real reviews for your apps on iTunes and PlayStore. It also helps you achieve a higher number of installs for your app.

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    $75- $400

    Robert Thomas
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "What for to pay for the list App Review? Go to AppReviewSubmit and they make all work for you!"
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