Welcome to the Publishing Consultancy Group

The Publishing Consultancy Group is a team of world-class Business Strategists, Sales and Marketing Professionals and Publishing Experts who provide publishing consultancy services tailored to the needs of publishers and content providers, aggregators and authors.

We offer our clients a complete suite of dynamic Services all in one place which are individually-tailored to help clients achieve their goals.

With 100+ years’ experience having successfully worked in senior leadership roles for the biggest names in publishing, our combined expertise can deliver the following individually-tailored Consultancy Service Solutions:

Strategic Management

Sales Enablement

Channel Management

Marketing

IP Licensing & Author Management

Distribution

Here’s what our customers are saying about us:

“It was a pleasure to work with Simon in his role supporting Blackwell’s Oxford Brooke’s University. Simon, is hugely respected for the insights he provides with regard to Academic Bookselling and he provided me with strong strategic insights into our shop’s role on campus”.

Andrew (Will) Williams - Head of Academic Sales, Blackwell’s Bookshops

“Simon worked on a project for Kogan Page, investigating new sales channels to sell directly to senior decision makers within universities. I was impressed with his professionalism, market insight and approach to working with stakeholders across the business. Simon’s approach was collaborative and he helped us think through our requirements, and formulate a clear strategy, goals and sign off stages for the project, which was delivered successfully and was extremely beneficial in informing our wider sales strategy. I would highly recommend Simon’s consultancy services to anyone in academic and professional publishing”.

Rex Elston - Sales and Business Development Director, Kogan Page

“We’ve been impressed with Simon’s and PCG’s professionalism and quality. They hold themselves accountable for meeting their goals, and their expertise and experience is unparalleled. A pleasure to work with.”

David Marlin - President, MetaComet Systems

I’ve worked with Simon over a number of years in the various roles he has held at Pearson. I’ve always found him to be an open and engaging colleague, with a positive outlook. He has excellent industry knowledge, particularly in the academic and schools publishing sphere (covering print and digital formats, for everything from traditional textbooks, to courseware, assessment platforms etc). Given that extensive knowledge base its not a surprise to me that Simon is now looking to utilise those skills in a consultancy role for his next challenge. I can see how his knowledge and experience would add value to authors, publishing houses and aggregators (retailers, libraries and wholesale) in rights management, strategic sales management and planning and content marketing’.

David Prescott - Chief Executive Blackwell Ltd

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As a business we have worked with Simon for many many years. He has in depth knowledge across the educational and academic publishing channels embracing the multitude of complexities needed to bring a book to market and reach its desired destination and commercial goals. On a personal level Simon is an approachable, honourable and sincere individual who is able to make and take difficult conversations and decisions, not just the easy ones. His advice and guidance should prove constructive to anyone trading in this commercial channel’.

Simon Morley - Buying Director, Gardner’s

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Last year I have met Simon Pollard at an IPG meeting in London, sponsored by PCG, and from then on everything improved for Brambleby Books. Simon suggested a distributor that would suit our business and which we desperately need after working with a fulfilment company for many years. Now we are developing (with expert assistance) a new website which we eagerly await in January. It has been a pleasure working with Simon as he has a vast knowledge on various topics in publishing, especially with regards to sales. He always keeps calm, and I appreciated his friendly nature. I can highly recommend working with him and his company PCG.

Nicola Loxdale - Owner, Brambleby Books

If you would like market-leading expertise and the right level of support to grow your business we would love to hear from you.
Please leave your email details on our contact page or give us a call on 07909 974 729