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Welsh Books Council

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This website is being developed by the Welsh Books Council as a comprehensive source of information about the book industry. Pages will be added regularly and existing information will be augmented and kept up-to-date. If you would like to suggest new topics for inclusion or if you wish to post details of your own business, please contact us. 

On the Welsh Books Council's corporate website www.books.wales you will find full details of our services and campaings and our www.gwales.com website allows you to search for information about books from Wales, and order securely online should you so wish.

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Literature Wales Funding for Writers

Literature Wales Funding for Writers - 17 Jul 2017

Literature Wales has announced that the next round of Writers' Bursaries and Mentoring is now open for submission.

Tales on the Rails - To Llandudno!

Tales on the Rails - To Llandudno! - 16 Jul 2017

The Welsh Books Council are organising another Author Tour with a difference as part of their successful  @LlyfrDaFabBooks  scheme. Past events have included a train journey in the company of author Meinir Wyn Edwards along the Cambrian Railway but this time pupils will be making their journey along the Conwy Valley Line to Llandudno.

Aiming for a Million Welsh Speakers - Four Publishers Preparing to Publish for Welsh Learmers - 11 Jul 2017

The Welsh Books Council is pleased to announce that four leading publishers have succeeded in securing the work to publish books for Welsh learners. Atebol, CAA (Educational Resource Publisher, Aberystwyth University), Gomer Press and Y Lolfa have secured contracts to publish five books each for Welsh learners over the next 18 months.

Get down to your local Library this Summer for a chance to solve a Mystery!

Get down to your local Library this Summer for a chance to solve a Mystery! - 10 Jul 2017

Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and Infrastructure, Welsh Government, and author Rob Lewis will officially launch the Challenge in Wales at Prestatyn Library, Denbighshire, on Monday 10 July 2017, between 1 and 2:30pm.

Young Readers Take Over Arts Centre

Young Readers Take Over Arts Centre - 28 Jun 2017

On 21 and 22 June, scores of children from 32 schools across Wales took over the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth for two days of keen competition. It was the national round of Darllen Dros Gymru, the Welsh Books Council's Welsh-language books competition for primary schools in Wales. All pupils were competing for a number of prestigious awards by discussing books and performing short dramatic presentations based on titles they had read.