About Jon Reed

Jon Reed


I’m Jon Reed, an author, screenwriter and social media consultant.

I’ve worked in social media since its earliest days, and have helped thousands of people use it for marketing through my writing, teaching and consultancy. I previously worked in publishing for 10 years, including at Routledge, BPS Books, Palgrave Macmillan, and as publishing director for McGraw-Hill.


Reed MediaI offer social media training and consultancy through my business Reed Media, which I established in 2006. I also provide web design and branding services.

I’ve worked with clients of all sizes, from individuals to small businesses to large corporations.

Publishing Talk Publishing Talk is my blog for authors and publishers. It covers social media marketing, writing, digital publishing and self-publishing. In 2012 I launched Publishing Talk Magazine – a resource to help the Publishing Talk community write, publish and sell books.

Get Up to Speed with Online MarketingMy book Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing is published by Pearson Business (2nd edition, 2013). It is a straightforward guide to marketing your business with social media – plus websites, search engines and email.

I also published an ebook guide for publishers and authors called The Publishing Talk Guide to Twitter in 2011 – and there are more titles forthcoming in 2016.

I lecture on social media marketing on several university courses including Birkbeck, City and UCL, and have also lectured at Brunel, Bath Spa and Kingston. Over the last few years I have spoken at a number of conferences, provided in-house social media training, run my own workshops in London, and I led a series of Guardian Masterclasses in social media for authors in 2013. See my speaking schedule, or the Reed Media website for details of workshops.

When not working, I like taking photographs and listening to Radio 4. Most Sunday mornings you can find me live-tweeting #TheArchers. You can also find me on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.

Issue 1 - Crime WritingIssue 2 - Travel WritingIssue 3 - NaNoWriMoIssue 4 - Romantic FictionIssue 5 - Science FictionIssue 6 - Children's BooksThe Publishing Talk Guide to TwitterGet Up to Speed with Online Marketing

Selected Publications

1993 BA (Hons) Psychology with International Relations, Staffordshire University; 1999 MSc Health Psychology, University of Westminster; 2006 PG Dip New Media Management, Birkbeck, University of London.

1994 Research Psychologist, Staffordshire University; 1995 Editorial Assistant, Routledge; 1998 Senior Editor, BPS Books; 2000 Senior Editor, Palgrave Macmillan; 2003 Health Sciences Publisher, Palgrave Macmillan; 2004 Publishing Director, McGraw-Hill & Open University Press; 2006 Director, Reed Media Ltd; 2007 Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Talk; 2010 Author; 2015 Screenwriter.

Image © Krystyna FitzGerald-Morris