I’m Jon Reed, a writer, publisher and digital media consultant. I’m the author of Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing, and previously worked in publishing for 10 years, including as publishing director for McGraw-Hill.
I started Publishing Talk in 2007 as a way of sharing advice on the emerging field of social media marketing with my publishing clients. It has since become much more author-focused, though I still offer social media services to publishers.
Today, Publishing Talk offers advice to new and emerging authors on writing, publishing, and marketing books. Our mission is education, and we cover both getting a traditional publishing deal and self-publishing.
We’re a multi-author blog, with insider advice from bestselling authors, agents and industry experts. We have also previously experimented with a print and digital magazine, and are currently developing new resources and a podcast to support you on your journey to becoming a published author. You can help with the development of new resources by signing up to our Patreon page.
I ran our first one-day writers’ conference on How to Get Published at Foyles bookshop in London in February 2019 – and hope to run similar events in future.
In December 2020, I launched a series of monthly online events for authors. The Publishing Talk Masterclasses are 90-minute talks, seminars, interviews and workshops designed to help you fulful your potential as an author.
Each masterclass includes a live Q&A, and comes with a PDF handout and access to a video replay – both of which are also available to our Patrons, depending on your level of membership.
I hope you find something useful, interesting or insightful here to help you with your writing, publishing and marketing. Get in touch to let me know what you think, or join the discussion via our social media channels.
Talk to you soon,
Founder, Publishing Talk
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Publishing Talk is a trading name of my business, Reed Media Limited, a company registered in England and Wales No. 5696728, whose registered address is: Reed Media Ltd, KD Tower, Plaza Suite 9, Cotterells, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 1FW, UK.