Publishing Talk Magazine

Insider advice from bestselling authors and industry experts

Publishing Talk Magazine is packed with advice and information to help you write, publish and sell your books. It is an essential resource to help you stay ahead in today’s publishing world.

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Current Issue

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Children’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. Also features Lucy Coats, Kit Berry, Kate Wilson, Hilary Delamere, Steven Lenton, Nicola Morgan. more…
Length: 28pp / 16,500 words

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Previous Issue

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Science Fiction

Science fiction and fantasy authors share their tips in issue 5.

Authors and experts Liesel Schwarz, Ben Galley, Matthew de Abaitua, Keith Mansfield, Alastair Horne, Anna Lewis, Nelle Andrew, Tom Evans and Suzanne Collier offer their insider advice in this issue. find out more…
Length: 24pp / 15,000 words

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Back Issues

Publishing Talk Magazine - issue 4Download Publishing Talk Magazine – Issue 4 (12.3 MB)

Romantic Fiction

Want to know how to blog your way to a bestseller, write sex scenes, pick your way through an agency agreement or 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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Can you write a novel in a month? NaNoWriMo graduates share their tips in issue 3. Whether you’re doing NaNoWriMo this year, saving your writing marathon for another month – 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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Travel Writing

Issue 2 is all about having adventures – and writing about them! Who wouldn’t want to do that for a living? 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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Crime 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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4 Responses to Publishing Talk Magazine

  1. Dennis Hamilton says:

    I’ve been writing for 37 years and have always published in print. My son and wife dragged me kicking and screaming into e-publishing, and thank God they did. I’ve been looking for a magazine such as Publishing Talk to figure out how to market my first novel, “Pageant of Savages.” Thank you so much for showing me into the future.

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