New website hope for aspiring authors

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A new website has been launched by a leading publisher which will allow aspiring authors to upload their work for public consumption.

The idea from HarperCollins UK will allow manuscripts to be shared and commented on, with the most popular writing considered for publication.

The site, www.authonomy.com, will launch early next year in the UK, with plans to go global in the future.

Chief executive and publisher of HarperCollins UK, Victoria Barnsley said: ‘Very often we hear from budding authors who tell us their script was loved by their family, book group or wide circle of friends.

‘Authonomy is an opportunity for these authors to woo a large audience, get an army of support behind them, and test whether their work has got what it takes to make it.’

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