Always Take Notes

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Always Take Notes is a bi-weekly podcast from London for and about writers and writing. Hosts Simon Akam and Kassia St Clair speak to a diverse range of people in the industry on a variety of topics, from the mysteries of slush piles and per-word rates, to how data are changing the ways newspapers do business and how to pitch a book. 

Previous guests include authors Max Hastings, Joanne Harris, Antony Beevor, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Rory Stewart, Niall Ferguson and Peter Frankopan, and a slew of agents, publishers and editors from publications including the Economist, the Financial Times, Wired, Businessweek and the Times Literary Supplement. Upcoming guests include Mark Haddon, Hermione Lee and Ian Rankin. The podcast is on iTunes here; we are also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our crowd funding page is on Patreon here.