Thursday, August 17, 2006

New authors face tough times

In The Times, Barry Turner looks at why new writers are finding it harder than ever to get published.
So we have the great paradox of modern publishing. While there are more books published than ever before, it is more difficult to get published than ever before. “The rise of supermarket books and digital delivery is rapid. Some publishers and authors will no longer be able to earn their living in this changed world,” says Tim Hely Hutchinson, chief of the Hodder Headline, Orion, Little Brown and Octopus publishing groups.

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