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Calling All Indie Poets!

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The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self published authors or books published by small, truly independent presses. Even though more and more people are enjoying and participating in creative writing it is becoming increasingly difficult to become traditionally published, especially in the poetry world.  Most of the top book prizes and competitions do not allow self published authors to enter.  If they are allowed […]

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From a Cage on a Rock in a Puddle

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Daniel Holmes, a man from south Wales who was arrested in 2006 on Malta with his friend Barry Lee, for growing cannabis for their own use.  Daniel then spent 12 years detained on the island, 9 of which were spent in the Corradino Correctional Facility Prison near Valletta. There was no evidence of their intent to deal but at that time in Malta cultivation was automatically classed as trafficking, contrary to EU human rights laws.  […]

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Welsh Book Shop

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There seems to be a bit of a revolution in the book world happening at the moment.  Lots of people, retailers, especially the smaller outlets are struggling with the giant that is Amazon and many local book shops are going out of business because they simply can’t compete with the US giant. It’s a tricky one really, because Amazon does provide a great platform and allows small indie writers to compete with the bigger traditionally […]

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The Welsh Man – New ‘Cymru Noir’ Novel

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Welsh writer Dave Lewis has just launched his fourth novel, an uncompromising look at the British underworld played out against a background of love and harsh landscapes. Following on from the success of his ‘Cymru noir’ technothriller Hagar trilogy this time Lewis takes us deeper into the human heart. As the tag line for the novel says, “the streets can be savage but so can the heart”. Paul Thorne is no angel.  A hard man […]

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Poetry Book Awards – Winners!

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Jocelyn Simms Wins The International Poetry Book Awards The contest organisers have announced the winners of their prestigious contest, judged by Welsh poet and writer Dave Lewis, and the overall winner was Jocelyn Simms for her book ‘Tickling the Dragon’. The winners were as follows: 1st Prize          TICKLING THE DRAGON – Jocelyn Simms, France 2nd Prize         THE WOMAN WITH AN OWL TATTOO – Anne Walsh Donnelly, Mayo, Ireland 3rd Prize          HEFT – David J Costello, Wallasey, England Judges’ comments can be viewed on the competition web […]

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Poetry Book Awards

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After much soul searching, Welsh poet Dave Lewis, has managed to whittle down the 2020 entries in the inaugural ‘Poetry Book Awards’ to the following 24 books – all of which are just fab and well worth buying, so please click the links and grab yourself a great poetry book! Longlist (in no particular order) Arthur Allen  – The Nurseryman Chrissy Banks – The Uninvited Jackie Biggs – Breakfast in Bed Ian Royce Chamberlain – Not Forgotten David […]

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Poetry Book Awards

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The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self published authors or books published by independent or small presses. Even though more and more people are enjoying and participating in creative writing it is becoming increasingly difficult to become traditionally published, especially in the poetry world. Most of the top book prizes and competitions do not allow self published authors to enter. If they […]

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Goodreads

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You may or not have heard of ‘Goodreads’ but if you like books, writers and literature then maybe you should take a look. It’s the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007. A Few Things You Can Do On Goodreads See what books your friends are reading Track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to […]

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23 Ways To Promote Your Book

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OK, you’ve written a great book but no-one has bought it yet? How do you get people to see your work of art? Below are lots of simple, free ways to promote your book. Tweet about it Ask your readers to send in images of them with your book and then share them on social media Comment on threads in Facebook groups or on other people’s threads to build your reputation as an expert in […]

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Support Us

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This website has been created to help all Welsh writers and we receive no funding or support from any of the arts / literary organisations in Wales so if you would like to offer financial support for us to continue with this project then please consider the following methods: Amazon Widgets In order to pay for the upkeep of this site we shall be offering six opportunities (in the form of Amazon widgets, see below and also […]