Here's what Victoria Barnsley, CEO and publisher oF HCUK, says:
“Very often we hear from budding new 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 really test whether their work has got what it takes to make it.”
Ho-hum. Actually, I only know about this travesty from my own huge, eager readership fan base (just kidding, guys), but thanks puc.