Contributors

Jon Reed is an author, screenwriter and social media consultant. He is the author of Get Up to Speed With Online Marketing (2nd edition, Pearson, 2013) and the the founder of social media consultancy Reed Media, which offers social media training and consultancy. Jon started Publishing Talk in 2007 following a 10-year career in publishing, including as publishing director for McGraw-Hill. More...132 Articles


Publishing Talk is the online community for publishers and authors interested in social media marketing, digital publishing, self-publishing and the future of the industry. It is run by social media consultant, author and ex-publisher Jon Reed.25 Articles


Tom Evans is a published author and poet who also mentors other authors in the writing and publication process. He is a specialist at curing both writer's and author's blocks - and yes, they are different. He works with clients on a one-to-one basis and runs regular Blockbusting workshops. He teaches the principles of whole brain and whole mind thinking and how to get our minds into the state where they can tap into unlimited creativity. As a BBC trained broadcast engineer, Tom also has an amazing understanding of multimedia and Internet technologies and is a master of the ebook. By ebook, Tom doesn't mean a PDF but a fully immersive work with audio, video, animation and user interactivity. This year he has launched an iPhone application development service for authors and publishers.12 Articles


Danuta Kean is Books Editor of Mslexia and a respected publishing expert and journalist. Her work appears regularly in national newspapers, including the Financial Times and Independent on Sunday. She is a regular speaker at festivals, interviewing authors and revealing the inner workings of a trade that seems opaque to many writers. When not writing she is invariably found at the back of gigs in small venues or looking guilty as she walks past her gym. Follow her on Twitter at @Danoosha.8 Articles


Lucy Coats has worked in publishing as an editor, as a bookseller, and is now a journalist and author of children's books for all ages. Her new MG series, Beasts of Olympus is just out from Piccadilly Press, and her YA novel, Cleo, about the teenage Cleopatra, comes from Orchard Books on 7th May. Lucy is also Contributing Editor on the Children's Publishing issue of Publishing Talk Magazine. Find out more at www.lucycoats.com and follow her on Twitter at @lucycoats.4 Articles


Anna Lewis is the co-founder of CompletelyNovel.com, a publishing platform which enables writers to publish their work online and in paperback, and link into a community of readers. The website was launched in 2009 and has seen a number of writers use their success on CompletelyNovel to obtain publishing deals or successfully self-publish their work.4 Articles


Sarah Salway is a journalist, blogger, author and writing coach, and has written three novels, two books of short stories and a poetry collection. Previously the Canterbury Laureate and the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the LSE, she is currently writing her fourth novel and researching how writing can be used in the community. Follow her on Twitter at @sarahsalway.4 Articles


Suzanne Collier is known as THE person you want to see if you want to get ahead in publishing. She has been working in publishing for 30 years, in all aspects of the industry from editorial through to sales, academic to trade and conglomerates to tiny independents and has a huge understanding of the shifts in skills the industry needs as it moves to digital. For the past 12 years, parallel to her publishing career, Suzanne started bookcareers.com – a specialist careers consultancy - with the aim of providing independent careers advice and support to those within the industry and is fully qualified in Career Guidance and Development. Bookcareers.com is probably best known though for its Salary Survey. Suzanne also provides business to business consultancy to those who are setting up publishing houses or selling services to publishers.3 Articles


Alastair Horne is social media and communities manager at Cambridge University Press ELT, and writes, talks and lectures widely on publishing. He’s the author of the Media Futures report on the Future of Publishing, and blogs for The Bookseller’s FutureBook site. He’s spoken at numerous conferences and taught classes at universities across Britain. See pressfuturist.com and follow him on Twitter at @pressfuturist.3 Articles


Suzanne Kavanagh is Director of Marketing and Membership Services at ALPSP (The Association of Learned & Society Publishers). She has worked in the publishing industry for over 15 years, holding senior sales and marketing positions at Routledge/T&F, Continuum Publishing Group, and most recently as Partnership Manager for Publishing at Creative Skillset. She holds an IDM Diploma in Direct Marketing and has worked as a consultant with a range of clients. She was also a visiting lecturer at City University on the MA in Publishing Studies.3 Articles


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