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About John Bond

John Bond has been connecting with writers and readers for over 25 years. John is a Publishing Consultant. John founded Riverwinds Consulting in 2015 to advise individuals, publishers, and trade groups on topics dealing with book, journal, and digital publishing, including self-publishing. Read Testimonials from authors he has worked with on their projects.


Previously, John worked for a publisher, starting as an Editor, and eventually became the Publisher and then Chief Content Officer. In his career, he has overseen the publishing of over 500 books and 20,000 journal articles in his career. 


He is a proud member of the Textbook & Academic Author’s Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, Association Media & Publishing, and the Society for Scholarly Publishing.


John is the host of the YouTube channel Publishing Defined which provides brief informative videos on publishing. The channel has over 1,000 subscribers and the videos have been viewed over 75,000 times.

Riverwinds Consulting

In his prior career, John was a librarian in K to 12 education and continues to be a strong advocate for libraries as an evolving place for learning and education.


John is also the author of four books:


John is available for speaking engagements to groups on diverse topics in publishing. 


Connect with John at Goodreads and see what is on his current bedside table. John usually reads or listens to a book a week throughout the year. 


When not working at his day job, John serves on the Board of Trustees of Friends School of Mullica Hill and Friends Village At Woodstown, both Quaker-based institutions.


John lives in New Jersey and owns more books than he will ever get to read but is trying.

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