Indie publishers unite for new podcast

Indie publishers unite for new podcast

Canongate, Faber and Profile imprint Serpent's Tail are launching a fortnightly podcast to champion independent publishing, authors and bookshops.

Read Like a Writer is hosted by journalist Anna Fielding and each episode will feature authors recommending their favourite books, often around a theme such as childhood favourites or favourite classics, and talking about their own work. They will also discuss their favourite local independent bookshop and its importance in their lives.

The first episode, featuring Matt Haig, has been released, with Shaun Bythell, Gina Miller, Sarah Perry, Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates all lined up for future episodes.

Jamie Byng, c.e.o. of Canongate, said: “The literary podcast is a format that offers enormous creative possibilities as well as a powerful means for promoting authors and their work and celebrating the crucial work booksellers do in bringing great books to readers.  Teaming up with two of the most dynamic publishers in the UK in this way fills me and my colleagues at Canongate with excitement.”

The podcast will be hosted by Acast and available at

Canongate, Faber and Profile/Serpent’s Tail are all members of the Independent Alliance.