I’m in the market for the very best online calendar directories, preferably free, where you can post blurbs about your events. I’ll trade you six of mine for six of yours—or even just one of yours.
Here are some of the sites we’re using:
Full Calendar costs $19.95 per post, but they automatically post your info to newspapers, websites, radio stations, and email lists and to the all-important Craigslist. The item we’re posting about my Nov. 8 speaking engagement in Gurnee, Illinois, for example, could be forwarded to many of the 103 places in the Greater Chicago area. (See “How to Use Craigslist as a Global Publity Tool”)
***Note: An alert reader pointed out to me after I wrote this item that Craigslist forbids anyone from posting an item for anyone else. Also, you cannot cross-post events on more than list or in more than one category on the same list.
PacketOnline forwards your news to 13 of the most appropriate newspapers in Central New Jersey.
Authors and Experts lets authors take advantage of their free listings, even if they don’t join.
Eventful listings are free, whether you have one listing or a million. Listings are searchable and alert-able. For every event, you get a complimentary set of iCalendar and RSS feeds that anyone can subscribe to. Create calendars and then publish them anywhere online using pre-built designs or your own styles.
EventCrazy.com claims to have “the largest, most comprehensive database of events and attractions in North America. You will have unlimited access to a database that covers all 50 states and over 40 types events.”
The Google Calendar is used more as a more a personal calendar, but it lets you email invitations, accepts RSVPs and event lets guests comment about your event. Smart Publicity Hounds can think of all kinds of neat ways to use this to promote.
Now tell as about your favorites.