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BookBub

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BookBub is a free service that helps millions of readers discover books they’ll love while providing publishers and authors with a way to drive sales and find new fans. Upon joining, members receive unbeatable deals selected by our expert editorial team, handpicked recommendations from people they trust, and real-time updates from their favourite authors. BookBub works with all major ebook retailers and devices, and partners with thousands of the industry’s leading publishers and authors to […]

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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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Funeral Director Guide – How to Find The Perfect Funeral Director For Your Needs

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Losing a loved one can be a very difficult time in anyone’s life. It is very hard dealing with the grief surrounding the loss of a loved one but this is usually combined with the process of arranging the funeral service. The stress involved with arranging a funeral service can make it really difficult to focus on the things that really matter to you. Choosing the right funeral director can make the entire planning of […]

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Over 100 Writers!

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Although we knew when we started this little project that it would take a long time to populate the database with even a handful of Wales’ best writers we have already reached an important milestone. Upon counting we have just realised that we’ve already passed 100 authors. In fact at time of writing we have 119 great Welsh writers on board with more to come as soon as our sore and aching typing fingers can […]

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Catrin Collier

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One of Wales’s best known authors has just launched her new website. Designed by South Wales web design company – www.webdesignwales.net the site showcases all her previous novels plus has links to a number of videos from the making of there Tanabi Films production of ‘By Any Name’. To find out more about Catrin see her listing on our website – click here.

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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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RCT Creative Writing Group

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Founded in 2010 with the assistance and encouragement of the RCT Carers Support Project, (for past and present carers) with  a six weeks creative writing course mentored by author / poet Mike Church at the Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd. We are delighted to say that our group patron is renowned author Catrin Collier. The group have continued to meet on a monthly basis but is now open to all who share a love of the […]

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Home Fires

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Angela Croft is a writer who lived in Old Colwyn, North Wales throughout WWII. Her great, great grandfather Charles Thomas, was a Master Mariner who sailed Tea Clippers from South Wales. During the Welsh miners strike back in the 70’s when they lobbied Parliament her poem ‘Home Fires’ was published in an anthology by Prole Books following an open competition. Home Fires in the ‘70s The Welsh miners transcend the pinnacles of power with their sonorous voices, […]

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The Journal

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So long as the submissions keep coming with luck I’ll be putting #56 The Journal in the post some time in March. Actually it’d be #66 were I to take into account the first 10 issues of what was then The Journal of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry. But as by the time I got to issue 10 I’d run out of Scandinavian material in translation, so a rethink had been required. Why Anglo-Scandinavian? Most, if not all, changes […]

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Website Launch – Press Release

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Writers of Wales How many famous Welsh writers can you think of? Roald Dahl, Dylan Thomas, Catrin Collier? But who else I wonder? Well you’d probably be surprised to hear that one of the best-selling authors in the world was born in Cardiff.  Maybe you didn’t know that the writer of the world’s greatest national anthem (don’t even think of arguing that one!) lived in Pontypridd or that an old Welsh poet may have made […]