This Week in Indie Publishing

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Author Don Massenzio

What is it like being a first-time novelist today? – books podcast

Guardian journalist Paula Cocozza outside her house in Dalston. 
Photograph by Felix Clay

In some ways, it has never been easier to become an author – but in others, it has never been harder. While self-publishing, blogging and crowdfunding have opened up opportunities, there are also unprecedented financial pressures that determine who can and can’t afford to write, with books cheaper than ever and advances getting lower.

On this week’s show, Sian sits down with two first-time novelists to discuss the challenges and joys of publishing a book today: Paula Cocozza, author of How to Be Human and Preti Taneja, author of We That Are Young. Both women are up for the Desmond Elliott prize, an award intended to help debut writers to get on with their next book.

Check out the podcast and the rest of the story HERE.


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