Publishing Talk Magazine

Insider advice from bestselling authors, literary agents and industry experts

Publishing Talk Magazine was published in print and digital editions between 2012 and 2015. Each one of the seven issues we produced is packed with advice and information to help you write, publish and sell your books.

You can  buy issues of Publishing Talk Magazine as Kindle ebooks from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk; or as print-on-demand magazines from MagCloud. All PDF back issues will also soon be available on our new Patreon page.

Back Issues

Publishing Talk Magazine issue 7 - Self PublishingSelf-Publishing

Learn how to self-publish successfully in issue 7. Packed with advice on self-publishing and marketing, including how to create your own book cover, common mistakes to avoid, the importance of editing, self-publishing as a business strategy, and the top 10 ways to market your book. more…

Length: 24pp

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Publishing Talk Magazine issue 6 - Children's BooksChildren’s Publishing

Read our exclusive interview with Malorie Blackman in issue 6.
Malorie Blackman talks about her path to publication, top writing tips – and the need for greater diversity in children’s books. more…

Length: 28pp / 16,500 words

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Publishing Talk Magazine issue 5 - Science FictionScience Fiction

Science fiction and fantasy authors share their tips in issue 5.
Liesel Schwarz, Ben Galley, Matthew de Abaitua, Keith Mansfield, Alastair Horne, Anna Lewis, Nelle Andrew, Tom Evans and Suzanne Collier. more…

Length: 24pp / 15,000 words

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Publishing Talk Magazine issue 4 - Romantic FictionRomantic Fiction

Blog your way to a bestseller, write sex scenes, and learn what qualities you need to be an indie author. Adele Parks, Danuta Kean, Nick Spalding, Talli Roland, Liz Fenwick, Mitzi Szereto and Orna Ross are among our bestselling authors and industry experts in this issue. more…

Length: 28pp / 16,000 words

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Publishing Talk Magazine issue 3 - NaNoWriMoNaNoWriMo

Can you write a novel in a month? NaNoWriMo graduates share their tips in issue 3. Whether you’re doing NaNoWriMo – or against the whole idea – there’s something for you in this issue, including Elizabeth Haynes and Julia Crouch, Alison Baverstock and a 30-Day Writing Bootcamp. more…

Length: 24pp / 14,000 words

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Publishing Talk Magazine issue 2 - Travel WritingTravel Writing

Issue 2 is all about having adventures – and writing about them! Carol Drinkwater offers tips for travel writing, Steven Lewis talks self-publishing, and Ben Hatch shares his social media success story. Sarah Such has advice on how to write a book proposal and John Purkiss shows us how to build an author brand. more…

Length: 24pp / 15,000 words

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Publishing Talk Magazine issue 1 - Crime FictionCrime Fiction

Issue 1 includes interviews with two bestselling crime writers: Wire in the Blood creator Val McDermid and self-published crime author Kerry Wilkinson. There’s social media advice on Pinterest, WordPress and Twitterfeed, writing advice from Tom Evans, careers advice from Suzanne Collier, and Kirsty McLachlan’s tips on how to get an agent. more…

Length: 20pp / 11,000 words

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