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A Loyal Creative Partner For All Your Publicity & Marketing Needs

Reaching out to your readers through the media

Raising expert profiles and ‘go-to’ voices

Finding new platforms for authors and speakers


Book PR and Literary Publicity

READ Media is an Oxford-based book PR and literary publicity company. We develop loyal, creative partnerships with publishers and authors to drive sales, build profiles and excite readers.

Our experienced, award-winning team will secure reviews, feature coverage, interviews and speaking opportunities through a bespoke and highly personal service that will maximise the potential of every book campaign, large or small.

We are experts at championing the authors we represent, helping them to build a sustained media profile and establishing them as go-to experts in their field.

We’re proud to have worked with a diverse range of high-profile clients including Sir Dermot Turing, Kew Publishing, Flammarion, The History Press and The FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival.

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Our Services

At READ Media you’ll find a team of creative, passionate, hands-on publicity experts with a common goal of achieving maximum, long-term exposure of books, authors and publisher brands. 






Meet The Team

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Our Book Campaigns

At READ Media we specialise in promoting titles using tailored book PR campaigns, across a range of subjects from authors who are experts in their field. We work with Artists, Food Writers, Photographers, Historians, Scientists, Horticulturalists, Gardeners, Fashion Writers, Entrepreneurs, Travellers, Adventurers, Athletes, Personal trainers, and many more.

Our Books

Upcoming Titles

Download our catalogue of upcoming titles for Autumn 2023.

READ Speakers

Here at READ Media, we work with authors and anyone with a story to tell to get them in front of a live audience to deliver engaging and inspirational talks. We believe there is still a thirst to hear people speaking live about their new ideas, inspirational stories, real-life adventures and the incredible ways they might have dealt with unexpected adversity. Our speakers cover a range of subject areas that will be sure to appeal to many different audiences.


Visit our speakers page now. We have a selection of top speakers who are authorities in their fields.

Contact us for details of availability and fees.

Our Clients

What Our Clients Say

Victoria & Abdul was a triumph for The History Press, furnishing us with our first ever Sunday Times bestseller – this success would not have been possible without the team at READ Media who managed the publicity campaign with the perfect blend of expertise, dedication and grit.

Laura Perehinec (The History Press)

“Katie Read has been looking after my PR needs since 2015. She has obtained high-profile media coverage and great speaking slots going beyond the regular run of literary festivals. She is responsive and professional, and – every bit as important – a congenial business partner.”

Sir Dermot Turing, Author

“The team at READ Media is efficient, responsive, and effective. They are creative and reliable—from crafting a press campaign that spans print, online, radio, TV, and events, to the art of author management, to the incredibly important task of regular reporting. With dedication and follow-through, they have delivered excellent results on over 65 titles for Flammarion. READ Media is a reliable partner and truly a joy to work with. I give the team my highest recommendation.”

Kate Mascaro (Flammarion)

Editorial Director of Illustrated Books in English

“Katie has managed several campaigns for our highest profile cookery titles, and has done a terrific job of securing high profile media coverage. She has managed authors as well as agents and PR companies effortlessly and leaves us feeling 100% confident in her ability to meet their expectations.”

Verity Holliday (Quadrille)

“We enjoy an excellent professional relationship with Read Media. Katie Read quickly understands the marketing requirements behind each campaign, helpfully contributes to its planning, and then achieves considerable success in the promotion of our books in the appropriate media.”

Geoff Cowen (Meyer & Meyer Sport Books)

“READ Media’s monthly training sessions improved the publicity team’s ability to creatively problem-solve, systematically prioritise, effectively manage authors, and achieve excellent coverage in key media with laser-targeted pitches. Each session left the team feeling reinvigorated and ready to tackle new challenges, and at the end of the consultation we had not only worked through strategies and campaigns for lead titles but had a working knowledge of best practices to go forward with.”

Caitlin Kirkman (The History Press)

Head of Marketing and Publicity

“The FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival has worked with READ Media for six years. READ Media provide an excellent service. Their Director Katie Read is very impressive, efficient and committed to the work of our festival. It is a pleasure to work with READ Media.”

Sally Dunsmore (Oxford Literary Festival)

Festival Director

“It has been a pleasure working with READ Media. Katie is very professional with exemplary communication skills and has worked tirelessly and tenaciously on our campaigns. She has achieved great coverage for individual titles and has also worked closely with our in-house team, sharing her knowledge and experience to good effect.”

Laura Perehinec (The History Press)

Katie is a delight to work with. She listened to our strategy on diversity & inclusion and provided us with a number of great speaker options for our programme. Highly recommended.

Jonathan Lawrence (K&L Gates)

Creative and inspirational, I would highly recommend READ Media for a winning book campaign.

Susan Swalwell (Pavilion Books)

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