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We'd Like A Word

104 EpisodesProduced by We'd Like A WordWebsite

A podcast & radio show about words: writers, readers, books, poetry, lyrics, scripts, comedy, illustrators, agents & all things wordy.


6. Meet the publishers (part 1) - Karen Sullivan of Orenda & Miranda Jewess of Viper/Profile

Meet the Publishers (Part 1) with Karen Sullivan & Miranda Jewess:  Karen, owner & publisher of Orenda Books, and Miranda, senior commissioning editor & so-called Viper Nest Momma at Viper Books (part of Profile), reveal to We’d Like A Word presenters Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan the secrets of publishing - how they choose books & authors, what puts them off, whether you really need an agent or not (and how to get a deal without one), the impact of celebrity authors, the chances for new writers, how you should use social media and what books they love or are excited by, bus tours, literary festivals & writing in the vernacular. We also talk about authors Denise Mina, Antti Toumainen, David F Ross, Peter May, Helen Fitzgerald, Louise Beech, Ragnar Jonasson, Russel D McLean, Matt Wesolowski, Will Carver, Doug Johnston, Lucy Foley, Guy Morpuss, Catriona Ward & Stephanie Bretherton.

We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, editors, agents, celebrities, talkers, poets, publishers, booksellers, audiobook creators about books - fiction and non-fiction. We go out on various radio and podcast platforms. Our website is -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our guests.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is - and yes, we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear from you - your questions, thoughts, ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

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