About

READ Media was founded in 2007 by Katie Read.

 

As a book PR and literary publicity company, we offer a bespoke approach and highly personal service.

Members of my team and I always aim to pour as much passion into each project as the author and publisher and to act as a consistently strong, awake ambassador for them and their books.

 

We lead traditional book PR campaigns with the aim of reaching target audiences via extract, reviews, features and interviews across a variety of media including, print, broadcast, social and digital.

 

In addition, we value long term relationships with our clients, working to raise and manage an author’s profile within their specialist area long after their publication date by looking for further opportunities for favourable coverage, such as expert comment and articles, and by putting authors forward for paid speaking engagements, literary festivals, conferences and events.

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Meet The Team

Director

After a degree in English and Theatre Studies from the University of Leeds, Katie moved to London to study for a diploma in Theatre Directing. Her first theatre company, Hands On Theatre won Time Out Critics Choice for its first production and Katie was offered a bursary at the National Theatre Studio. Here she continued to develop her skills and went on to assist directors like Sir Trevor Nunn, Harold Pinter and Terry Johnson on productions in the West End whilst also putting on her own productions and teaching at Drama Schools.

In 2007, she changed direction and drew on her love of books and English to start a career in PR. She was offered the freelance position of Book Publicist to How To Books and grew what is now READ Media around her client base.

Katie has worked on books across all subject matters from the film tie in for Victoria & Abdul by Shrabani Basu to cookery books by Monica Galetti and Antonio Carluccio.

Sam Evans Headshot - non-fiction book PR & publicity, READ Media

SAM EVANS

Publicist

Sam Evans is an award-winning publicist with over 20 years’ experience working with non-fiction and fiction authors across a wide variety of titles. She has worked for Penguin UK, Hodder & Stoughton, Simon & Schuster UK and John Murray; she was Publicity Director at independent publisher Constable & Robinson for over seven years. Authors she has represented include Richard & Judy, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Steven Pinker, Eric Hobsbawn, Michael Portillo, Max Mosley, Jennifer Egan, Anthony Sampson, William Sitwell, Peter Hook, Santa Montefiore, Donald McRae, Matthew Johnstone, Jonathan Fenby, Michael Jacobs, Neil Jordan, Gerard Russell, Ferdinand Mount, Hunter Davies, Nigel Williams, M.C. Beaton, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Neel Mukherjee, Rachel Hore, Ines de la Fressange, Pierre Hermé, Pierre et Gilles and Marin Montagut.

Sophie Clarke Headshot - non-fiction book PR & publicity, READ Media

SOPHIE CLARKE

Publicity Assistant

Sophie has a passion for storytelling which led her to study English Literature and Performing Arts in the first half of her career. Sophie was trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in Musical Theatre. After graduation, Sophie joined a Cooperative Acting Agency called Alpha Actors, where she worked as an agent and actor. Sophie then went on to teach performing arts to children and young adults and built her own small coaching business. Sophie is now delighted to be exploring her love for literature again on a new journey with READ Media where she can delve into her passion for non-fiction, writing and design.

“I have always loved books; whether reading or writing, the world that can be created on the page has always fascinated me.”

About Katie

After a degree in English and Theatre Studies from the University of Leeds, Katie moved to London to study for a diploma in Theatre Directing. Her first theatre company, Hands On Theatre won Time Out Critics Choice for its first production and Katie was offered a bursary at the National Theatre Studio. Here she continued to develop her skills and went on to assist directors like Sir Trevor Nunn, Harold Pinter and Terry Johnson on productions in the West End whilst also putting on her own productions and teaching at Drama Schools.

In 2007, she changed direction and drew on her love of books and English to start a career in PR. She was offered the freelance position of Book Publicist to How To Books and grew what is now READ Media around her client base.

Katie has worked on books across all subject matters from the film tie in for Victoria & Abdul by Shrabani Basu to cookery books by Monica Galetti and Antonio Carluccio.

About Sam

Sam Evans is an award-winning publicist with over 20 years’ experience working with non-fiction and fiction authors across a wide variety of titles. She has worked for Penguin UK, Hodder & Stoughton, Simon & Schuster UK and John Murray; she was Publicity Director at independent publisher Constable & Robinson for over seven years. Authors she has represented include Richard & Judy, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Steven Pinker, Eric Hobsbawn, Michael Portillo, Max Mosley, Jennifer Egan, Anthony Sampson, William Sitwell, Peter Hook, Santa Montefiore, Donald McRae, Matthew Johnstone, Jonathan Fenby, Michael Jacobs, Neil Jordan, Gerard Russell, Ferdinand Mount, Hunter Davies, Nigel Williams, M.C. Beaton, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Neel Mukherjee, Rachel Hore, Ines de la Fressange, Pierre Hermé, Pierre et Gilles and Marin Montagut.

About Sophie

Sophie has a passion for storytelling which led her to study English Literature and Performing Arts in the first half of her career. Sophie was trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in Musical Theatre. After graduation, Sophie joined a Cooperative Acting Agency called Alpha Actors, where she worked as an agent and actor. Sophie then went on to teach performing arts to children and young adults and built her own small coaching business. Sophie is now delighted to be exploring her love for literature again on a new journey with READ Media where she can delve into her passion for non-fiction, writing and design.

“I have always loved books; whether reading or writing, the world that can be created on the page has always fascinated me.”