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7 Ways To Market Your Book

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Collect an Email List The best way to build a platform is to compile an email list of readers and authors who are interested in what you have to say. If you have a website, blog or YouTube channel you can use that to get email subscribers. This should be your number one marketing service. Your email list should provide value. People will unsubscribe if your emails are too spammy or unhelpful. Give your readers […]

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Estelle Price Wins Wales Biggest Poetry Contest

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The International Welsh Poetry Competition 2021 organisers have announced the winners of their prestigious 15th contest, judged by award-winning Welsh poet Kathy Miles, and the overall winner was Estelle Price for her poem ‘iii’. The winners were as follows: 1st Prize                    iii – Estelle Price, Wilmslow 2nd Prize                  YELLOW LIGHT – Sheila Aldous, Newton Abbot 3rd Prize                   THE FOUNDLING MOTHER’S LIST OF PAIN – Jane Burn, […]

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Dave Lewis Publishes New Poetry Collection

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Pontypridd writer Dave Lewis has just released his 21st book and tenth poetry collection.  Split into three parts with black and white photographs (paperback), colour (kindle version) to illustrate some of the themes / poems. “This new collection’s voices are wonderfully varied, powerful and haunting. Divided into three sections, Lewis touches on a number of diverse themes; anti-racism, Africa and austerity, to name just a few, before finally leading us back to the all-encompassing wrapper […]

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Writer Disturbs The Silence With New Poetry Collection

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West Wales writer Dave Urwin is set to release his second collection of poetry, Plain Song from the Backstreets of Silence. It will be launched at a live performance on Thursday, June 24th, 7pm, at Cwrw, 32 King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BH. (Performance begins at 7.30pm). This event will also be live-streamed on You Tube on the night. Dave believes that anyone who likes poetry will find something in this new collection to make them […]

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Calling All Poets!

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The international Welsh Poetry Competition has just launched their 2021 contest.  The 15th international, English language competition is now open and accepting entries! 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3rd Prize – £100 plus 17 runners up mentioned on our website and published in our 3rd anthology. Award-winning poet Kathy Miles will judge the contest! To enter just click here. Closing date – 6th June 2021.  

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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 […]