Two BBC Radio Interviews about

Following on from Alan Rusbridger’s recent praise of, my other project, writers’ site, has also been enjoying a real flurry of publicity. Last week I was invited onto two radio shows to talk about authonomy’s concept and successes - you can listen to both below.

For the first interview, on BBC Radio 4’s flagship technology show Click On, I was joined by literary agent Lyndsey Fraser and author Miranda Dickinson, whose first novel, discovered on the site, has now sold more than 100,000 copies. Click below to listen (7 mins).

The second, for BBC Radio Ulster’s Arts Extra show, featured myself and authonomy member David Seaby, who recently confessed (only half-jokingly) that his addiction to the site had given him DVT. Radio Ulster allowed me considerably more time to talk through authonomy’s appeal. Again, click the play button to listen (11 mins).

A huge boost for the whole team to be getting such great coverage even 18 months after our launch.


One Response to “Two BBC Radio Interviews about”

  1. : Mark Johnson on May 4th, 2011 7:37 pm

    [...] authonomy is a niche community site for writers, readers and publishers. A complex and exciting project, incorporating elements of crowd sourcing, community management, moderation and reputation systems, authonomy now receives millions of pageviews each month. You can here more about this project in these two radio interviews. [...]

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