Continue to push debuts despite autumn 'jam', journalists advise PRs

Continue to push debuts despite autumn 'jam', journalists advise PRs

A panel of journalists have advised book publicists to continue to push debut writers, despite the "jammed" autumn brought on by lockdown delays. 

Speaking at The Bookseller's Marketing & Publicity Conference on Monday (6th July), Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, head of editorial at gal-dem magazine, said she was "never going to dismiss a debut writer in any way", with other journalists suggesting first-time writers had an advantage over an established writer's second or third novel. 

Alison Finch, assistant producer at BBC Radio 4, said she will "pretty much always look at a debut novel because...

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