Kitaab Podcast: Bestselling British writer Stephen Leather on his e-book journey


Stephen_Leather_Profile“For writing, there never has been a more exciting time,” says British thriller writer, Stephen Leather, in this Kitaab podcast. “Half of my income comes from self-published ebooks,” he reveals. In this podcast, he shares with his readers how he got into ebooks.

Stephen Leather is one of the UK’s most successful thriller writers. He was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shovelled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a petrol pump attendant, a barman, and worked for the Inland Revenue. He began writing full time in 1992. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London’s Burning, The Knock and the BBC’s Murder in Mind series.

This talk was recorded at the Publishing Symposium@Singapore Writers Festival 2013.