Publishing Talk

Publishing Talk

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Want to write a book - and get it published? I want to help you.

Hello, I’m Jon Reed - a writer, publisher and social media consultant. You may know me from Publishing Talk, my blog about writing, publishing and marketing books. There's advice from bestselling authors, literary agents and industry experts on the site. But I want to do MUCH more with it - and that's where you come in.

I LOVE working with authors, and want to develop Publishing Talk as an educational resource to help new and emerging authors. I want to create more resources, including ebook guides, a podcast, video tutorials and online courses.

By becoming a Publishing Talk Patron you can:

  • help us support new and emerging writers with education
  • access resources to help your career as an author
  • enable the development of new resources
  • have a say in how we develop things
  • be part of a supportive community of authors
  • have a stake in an established and growing brand.

More about Publishing Talk

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.

Today, Publishing Talk aims to offer advice to new and emerging authors on writing, publishing, and marketing books. Whether you want a traditional publishing deal, to self-publish, or do something in between, there's something for you here.



Publishing Talk is a multi-author blog, with insider advice from bestselling authors, literary agents and industry experts. I've previously experimented with a print and digital magazine (2012-2015) - PDF back issues of which are available to Patrons. I'm about to launch a podcast, and I plan to develop new ebooks, PDF resources and online courses to support you on your journey to becoming a published author. Once the podcast launches, I'm also hoping to re-launch Publishing Talk Magazine in a new format, focusing on interviews.

I'm also starting to do events. I ran our first one-day writers' conference on How to Get Published on 9th February 2019 at Foyles in London. It was a huge success: we had 60 delegates, 15 brilliant speakers, and great feedback from a very engaged group of masterclass students - who I know will go on to do great things! This will now be an annual writers' conference - planning for our 2020 masterclass is already underway - and I hope to produce some online courses too.

By becoming a Publishing Talk Patron you can help make all of this happen - and get some great resources to help you along the way.

More about me

I worked in publishing for 10 years, including as publishing director for McGraw-Hill. I then studied Digital Media Management at Birkbeck (a course I now teach on), and started my own business, Reed Media, offering social media marketing consultancy, training and content creation for publishers, authors and others. You may have seen me at the London Book Fair. Hello.

I’m also a writer. I'm the author of Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing (Pearson Business, 2013), I’ve co-written a comedy-drama screenplay, and I'm working on a novel. I’ve always loved working with authors - whether during my publishing career, doing interviews and commissioning pieces for Publishing Talk, or helping individual authors structure their novels, develop social media marketing plans - or just navigate their way around Scrivener!

I've trained authors and publishers for years - as a guest lecturer at universities including Bath Spa, Birkbeck, Brunel, City, Kingston and UCL; an in-house trainer for publishers including Pearson, CUP, OUP, SAGE and HarperCollins; and as a workshop facilitator, including Guardian Masterclasses. My working life has been motivated by education - and my aspirations for Publishing Talk are also educational.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that enables 'Patrons' to support creators with a monthly pledge. That funding enables creators to keep creating stuff for you. People who use it include bloggers, podcasters, musicians, journalists - and authors.

It's a bit like Kickstarter - except that, instead of raising funding for a one-off project, it's a monthly payment that helps provide creators with some regular income to keep on creating. There are different pledge levels available to Patrons, with extra rewards available at each level.

How your pledge would help

I don’t have a big organization behind me. Publishing Talk is basically just me. But it’s also all of you - including over 320,000 of you on Twitter and 6,000 in the Facebook Group. If you're able to support us with a small monthly pledge, it would make a huge difference.

It would mean I could spend more time working on Publishing Talk - and we could create more resources to support more authors. 


But I don't just want your money - I want your ideas! Become a Patron and you'll also get a say in what we create. What resources do you need? What can't you find elsewhere? Become a Patron and become a part of Publishing Talk.

Join our Editorial Advisory Board

Have you ever wanted to be on an editorial board? All Patrons get to be a member of our Editorial Advisory Board and have a say in how we develop things. 



We’ll send you a link to our exclusive ‘Editorial Board’ email list and, if you choose to subscribe, we’ll send out periodic email updates and short surveys to consult with you on everything from our content priorities to book cover designs to authors you'd like us to interview.

There’s no obligation to get involved, be an active member, or even subscribe to the list - but if you do want to help us shape our vision to best meet your needs, this is your chance.

Resources to support your writing career

All Publishing Talk resources will be available on this page, in one handy place, including magazines, ebooks and cheat sheets. The more you plegde, the more resources you'll get.


We'll add more rewards as we grow, and reach certain funding levels. But there are immediate rewards available to thank you for being there from the start - and your ongoing subscription will be rewarded with more resources as we grow. Over time this will build into a valuable bank of knowledge to support your career as an author.

Thank you!

Finally, THANK YOU for being a Patron, or considering becoming a Patron. I'm looking forward to welcoming you to the Publishing Talk community. Together we can help each other publish more.


Jon Reed
Founder, Publishing Talk
Tiers
EDITORIAL BOARD
$2 or more per month

Have your say in how we develop things.


  • Editorial Advisory Board. Have you ever wanted to be on an editorial board? Become a Patron - at any level - and we’ll send you a link to our exclusive 'Editorial Board' email list. If you subscribe, we'll send periodic email updates and short surveys to consult you on everything from content priorities to cover designs to guests you'd like us to interview. 
FRONTLIST
$3.50 or more per month

Fully caffeinated. How much coffee do you drink in that writing café? For the price of just one cup per month you can support the development of new Publishing Talk resources and gain access to:


  • 2 x magazines. TWO PDF back issues of Publishing Talk Magazine, including our self-publishing issue (issues 6 and 7). 
  • First access to blog posts. All new public blog posts will appear here before going on the Publishing Talk website.
SCHOLAR
$5 or more per month

Get up to speed. THANK YOU for your support. At this level you can start building a bank of resources to help you take control of your career as an author. In addition to previous rewards, you'll get: 


  • 2 x magazines. Another TWO PDF back issues of Publishing Talk Magazine (issues 4 and 5). That's FOUR in total. 
  • Cheat Sheets, Templates and Tutorials. Get a new 1-page PDF Cheat Sheet, Template or Tutorial each month. Each helps you get to grips with topics from Twitter to self-publishing to narrative structure. 
PROFESSIONAL
$10 or more per month

Publish and Chill. We all have a number of $10 subscriptions. THANK YOU for making us one of yours. Go pro and, in addition to all previous rewards, you will gain access to:


  • 3 x magazines. The remaining THREE back issues of Publishing Talk Magazine (issues 1-3) - that’s all SEVEN in total.
  • 2 x Publishing Talk guides. TWO short (10-page) PDF ebooks: 7 Biggest Mistakes Authors Make Marketing Books Online (available now) and Create a Social Media Marketing Plan (coming soon).
  • Other premium content. Additional exclusive content for patrons at this level will be added periodically - such as blog posts and extra podcast episodes that only appear here. 
  • Discounts on our annual How to Get Published writers' conference in London, UK - and on any other events we run.
  • Exclusive access to our Publishing Talk Professional Facebook group, for additional networking and support. 




Want to write a book - and get it published? I want to help you.

Hello, I’m Jon Reed - a writer, publisher and social media consultant. You may know me from Publishing Talk, my blog about writing, publishing and marketing books. There's advice from bestselling authors, literary agents and industry experts on the site. But I want to do MUCH more with it - and that's where you come in.

I LOVE working with authors, and want to develop Publishing Talk as an educational resource to help new and emerging authors. I want to create more resources, including ebook guides, a podcast, video tutorials and online courses.

By becoming a Publishing Talk Patron you can:

  • help us support new and emerging writers with education
  • access resources to help your career as an author
  • enable the development of new resources
  • have a say in how we develop things
  • be part of a supportive community of authors
  • have a stake in an established and growing brand.

More about Publishing Talk

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.

Today, Publishing Talk aims to offer advice to new and emerging authors on writing, publishing, and marketing books. Whether you want a traditional publishing deal, to self-publish, or do something in between, there's something for you here.



Publishing Talk is a multi-author blog, with insider advice from bestselling authors, literary agents and industry experts. I've previously experimented with a print and digital magazine (2012-2015) - PDF back issues of which are available to Patrons. I'm about to launch a podcast, and I plan to develop new ebooks, PDF resources and online courses to support you on your journey to becoming a published author. Once the podcast launches, I'm also hoping to re-launch Publishing Talk Magazine in a new format, focusing on interviews.

I'm also starting to do events. I ran our first one-day writers' conference on How to Get Published on 9th February 2019 at Foyles in London. It was a huge success: we had 60 delegates, 15 brilliant speakers, and great feedback from a very engaged group of masterclass students - who I know will go on to do great things! This will now be an annual writers' conference - planning for our 2020 masterclass is already underway - and I hope to produce some online courses too.

By becoming a Publishing Talk Patron you can help make all of this happen - and get some great resources to help you along the way.

More about me

I worked in publishing for 10 years, including as publishing director for McGraw-Hill. I then studied Digital Media Management at Birkbeck (a course I now teach on), and started my own business, Reed Media, offering social media marketing consultancy, training and content creation for publishers, authors and others. You may have seen me at the London Book Fair. Hello.

I’m also a writer. I'm the author of Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing (Pearson Business, 2013), I’ve co-written a comedy-drama screenplay, and I'm working on a novel. I’ve always loved working with authors - whether during my publishing career, doing interviews and commissioning pieces for Publishing Talk, or helping individual authors structure their novels, develop social media marketing plans - or just navigate their way around Scrivener!

I've trained authors and publishers for years - as a guest lecturer at universities including Bath Spa, Birkbeck, Brunel, City, Kingston and UCL; an in-house trainer for publishers including Pearson, CUP, OUP, SAGE and HarperCollins; and as a workshop facilitator, including Guardian Masterclasses. My working life has been motivated by education - and my aspirations for Publishing Talk are also educational.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that enables 'Patrons' to support creators with a monthly pledge. That funding enables creators to keep creating stuff for you. People who use it include bloggers, podcasters, musicians, journalists - and authors.

It's a bit like Kickstarter - except that, instead of raising funding for a one-off project, it's a monthly payment that helps provide creators with some regular income to keep on creating. There are different pledge levels available to Patrons, with extra rewards available at each level.

How your pledge would help

I don’t have a big organization behind me. Publishing Talk is basically just me. But it’s also all of you - including over 320,000 of you on Twitter and 6,000 in the Facebook Group. If you're able to support us with a small monthly pledge, it would make a huge difference.

It would mean I could spend more time working on Publishing Talk - and we could create more resources to support more authors. 


But I don't just want your money - I want your ideas! Become a Patron and you'll also get a say in what we create. What resources do you need? What can't you find elsewhere? Become a Patron and become a part of Publishing Talk.

Join our Editorial Advisory Board

Have you ever wanted to be on an editorial board? All Patrons get to be a member of our Editorial Advisory Board and have a say in how we develop things. 



We’ll send you a link to our exclusive ‘Editorial Board’ email list and, if you choose to subscribe, we’ll send out periodic email updates and short surveys to consult with you on everything from our content priorities to book cover designs to authors you'd like us to interview.

There’s no obligation to get involved, be an active member, or even subscribe to the list - but if you do want to help us shape our vision to best meet your needs, this is your chance.

Resources to support your writing career

All Publishing Talk resources will be available on this page, in one handy place, including magazines, ebooks and cheat sheets. The more you plegde, the more resources you'll get.


We'll add more rewards as we grow, and reach certain funding levels. But there are immediate rewards available to thank you for being there from the start - and your ongoing subscription will be rewarded with more resources as we grow. Over time this will build into a valuable bank of knowledge to support your career as an author.

Thank you!

Finally, THANK YOU for being a Patron, or considering becoming a Patron. I'm looking forward to welcoming you to the Publishing Talk community. Together we can help each other publish more.


Jon Reed
Founder, Publishing Talk

Recent posts by Publishing Talk

Tiers
EDITORIAL BOARD
$2 or more per month

Have your say in how we develop things.


  • Editorial Advisory Board. Have you ever wanted to be on an editorial board? Become a Patron - at any level - and we’ll send you a link to our exclusive 'Editorial Board' email list. If you subscribe, we'll send periodic email updates and short surveys to consult you on everything from content priorities to cover designs to guests you'd like us to interview. 
FRONTLIST
$3.50 or more per month

Fully caffeinated. How much coffee do you drink in that writing café? For the price of just one cup per month you can support the development of new Publishing Talk resources and gain access to:


  • 2 x magazines. TWO PDF back issues of Publishing Talk Magazine, including our self-publishing issue (issues 6 and 7). 
  • First access to blog posts. All new public blog posts will appear here before going on the Publishing Talk website.
SCHOLAR
$5 or more per month

Get up to speed. THANK YOU for your support. At this level you can start building a bank of resources to help you take control of your career as an author. In addition to previous rewards, you'll get: 


  • 2 x magazines. Another TWO PDF back issues of Publishing Talk Magazine (issues 4 and 5). That's FOUR in total. 
  • Cheat Sheets, Templates and Tutorials. Get a new 1-page PDF Cheat Sheet, Template or Tutorial each month. Each helps you get to grips with topics from Twitter to self-publishing to narrative structure. 
PROFESSIONAL
$10 or more per month

Publish and Chill. We all have a number of $10 subscriptions. THANK YOU for making us one of yours. Go pro and, in addition to all previous rewards, you will gain access to:


  • 3 x magazines. The remaining THREE back issues of Publishing Talk Magazine (issues 1-3) - that’s all SEVEN in total.
  • 2 x Publishing Talk guides. TWO short (10-page) PDF ebooks: 7 Biggest Mistakes Authors Make Marketing Books Online (available now) and Create a Social Media Marketing Plan (coming soon).
  • Other premium content. Additional exclusive content for patrons at this level will be added periodically - such as blog posts and extra podcast episodes that only appear here. 
  • Discounts on our annual How to Get Published writers' conference in London, UK - and on any other events we run.
  • Exclusive access to our Publishing Talk Professional Facebook group, for additional networking and support.