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The Hobcast Book Show has been nominated as one of twenty of the best UK Mystery Podcasts of 2021 by Best Startup and Number 10 in the Top 40 Mystery Book Podcasts.

We are also thrilled to be in this selection of podcasts about writing as chosen by Sam Missingham. 

There's no doubt that editing can make a huge difference to any finished work of fiction or non-fiction. Our guest this week, Abbie Rutherford, describes her move from social worker to copy editor and proofreader as a mixture of necessity and fulfilling her passion too. Abbie now one of the UK's most established editors, and specialises in crime fiction from her home base in Sunderland. In this wide-ranging interview, we discuss the impact on AI on the publishing world, and how authors need to do more work on their manuscripts before they send them off to their editors.


Also this week, Adrian reflects on his visit to the world's biggest podcast show in London, and we discuss the news that the big publishers are finally acknowledging that with costs rising fast, the price of books will also have to rise to reflect the new situation.

Download interview transcript here

In The Hobcast Book Show, Adrian Hobart and Rebecca Collins, the founders of Hobeck, aim to get under the skin of launching a publishing company from scratch in the midst of the pandemic.
Each week, Adrian and Rebecca will discuss the key issues of the week, the ups and downs of running a creative business, and they'll hear from the people who make Hobeck possible: the authors, the editors and the cover designers who help them bring great stories to life.
If you're an aspiring author, self-publishing, working in independent or traditional publishing, or just love books - this is the podcast for you.

And don't forget to use the exclusive discount code HOBCAST20 for discounts at our Hobeck Books shop.

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