On BookMachine over the past couple of weeks it was all Fitba, Shades and Gray as Cargo announced three new signings, there were 6 Questions for Jon Reed and we asked Should Children’s Books Come with Age Certifications?
In the news it was announced They’re Making Another Hobbit Film Now, and while Steidl launches book-scented perfume, Fifty Shades beats Harry Potter into submission on Amazon.
We had a guest post from Kathy Meis on why It’s a Brand New World, and if you find yourself in Edinburgh over the festival period, do amble along to BookMachine Edinburgh – 17th August.
Jon Reed is an author and social media consultant who previously worked in publishing for 10 years. He runs the blog Publishing Talk, and offers social media training to publishers through Reed Media. BookMachine interviewed Jon a year ago, and as he has just launched a new Publishing Talk magazine we thought it was time for a catch up.
This is a guest post from Annette Rusling, who is Editorial Assistant for Caterpillar books. Excitedly navigating her way through the world of children’s book publishing, Annette’s work allows her to never grow up, while reminding her of her adulthood every time the alarm rings before 7am.
Annette was the winner of BookMachine’s June prize draw,a ticket to Jon Reed’s Social Media Marketing for Publishers Workshop.
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If you click here and spend just two minutes on our survey, we’ll put your name in the hat for a free ticket for Jon Reed’s Social Media Marketing for Publishers workshop. Yes, that’s a free ticket (worth £347!). Jon’s Twitter account for his blog, Publishing Talk, has over 200,000 followers and is one of the most followed accounts in the publishing world. So he knows his stuff!
The next 3 names pulled out of the hat will each win a book from Love Your Indie (courtesy of the Independent Alliance) … so what are you waiting for?
First prize: a ticket for Jon Reed’s ‘Social Media Marketing for Publishers’
Second prize: a book from Love Your Indie
- Entrants need to be based in the UK to win a prize
- The ticket is for Jon Reed’s workshop on Friday June 22nd
- Winners will be picked at random on the closing date which is Friday June 15th
The mainstream media seems to be of the impression that publishing is awash with fear: “The printed book is doomed: here’s why” says The Telegraph, “Facebook acquires ebook design firm, but should publishers worry?” says The Guardian. In fact, it’s Time for book publishers to fight dirty says the Chicago Tribune.
Jon Reed is an author and social media consultant who previously worked in publishing for 10 years. He runs the blog Publishing Talk, and offers social media training to publishers through Reed Media. His book Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing was published by FT Prentice Hall last year and his new ebook, The Publishing Talk Guide to Twitter has just launched.
© Krystyna FitzGerald-Morris