What is the Outreach Scheme?
Scheme that helps booksellers and events organisers to work together in order to provide book-stalls at small and large-scale events throughout Wales.
Who gains from the Scheme, and how does it work?
The Scheme is of benefit to organisers, booksellers and publishers.
A book-stall can add an extra dimension to an event without creating too much extra work for busy organisers.
Booksellers receive a grant and expert advice on choosing relevant titles when attending an event with a book-stall, or when the book-shop itself hosts an event outside normal business hours.
Portable bookshelves are available on loan free of charge and books can be provided on a sale-or-return basis by prior arrangement with the Distribution Centre.
All categories of books from Wales are covered by the scheme which can help publishers to promote material and create new markets.
Over 100 book-shops are already members of the Scheme.
What kinds of events are valid?
All kinds – from literary events to conferences, from book launches to social gatherings and school fairs.
The scheme supports over 300 events per year, each and every one of them unique.
Which books are promoted?
The nature of the event dictates which books are promoted, and an extensive range of Welsh-language and English-language material of Welsh interest can be provided.
The Scheme’s Administrator is always ready to advise as to relevant titles and to help booksellers and organisers in every possible way.
The next step?
If you are an organiser who wishes to have a book-stall at an event, or a bookseller keen to sell books at a local or national event, please contact:
Sales and Marketing Department
Welsh Books Council
Glanyrafon Enterprise Park
Ceredigion SY23 3AQ
Tel: 01970 624455
Fax: 01970 625506