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Emergency Funding for Books Sector in Wales - 1 Apr 2020

The Books Council of Wales has welcomed emergency funding of £150,000 from the Welsh Government to help the books sector during the current coronavirus crisis.

Tir na n-Og Children's Book Awards 2020 shortlists announced - 27 Mar 2020

Tales of dragons, families, myths and magic set amongst the mountains and coastlines of Wales feature in the English-language books shortlisted today (27 March 2020) for the Tir na n-Og Awards 2020.

Coronavirus: Books Council of Wales Update – 24 March 2020 - 24 Mar 2020

Following the introduction of more stringent measures to try to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Books Council’s offices at Castell Brychan and our Distribution Centre in Aberystwyth are now closed at least until mid April.

Coronavirus: Books Council of Wales Update - 18 Mar 2020

The Books Council of Wales is monitoring developments closely and implementing a series of special measures in response to the latest situation and guidelines.

Additional Support for publishing sector in Wales - 5 Mar 2020

Additional Support for publishing sector in Wales

Welsh Government has announced additional capital funding for the Books Council of Wales to invest in information technology systems which will support the growth of the publishing industry in Wales.

Book Lovers Across Wales set to Celebrate World Book Day 2020 - 25 Feb 2020

Book lovers across Wales will join together to celebrate World Book Day, which takes place this year on 5 March 2020.

Mental Health Takes Centre Stage on World Book Day - 19 Feb 2020

Mental Health Takes Centre Stage on World Book Day

How can books benefit our mental health? That’s the topic for debate at this year’s annual World Book Day event organised by the Books Council of Wales.

International Training Day For Welsh Publishers - 12 Feb 2020

International Training Day For Welsh Publishers

Representatives from 12 book publishing companies across Wales attended a special training session at Castell Brychan, Aberystwyth, in February 2020 on international metadata standards for the book sector.

New Emerging Writers Names Announced - 29 Jan 2020

The Books Council of Wales and Literature Wales are proud to announce the names of the successful writers chosen to take part in our debut Welsh-language Writing for Young Adults course, tutored by Bethan Gwanas and Manon Steffan Ros in February 2020.

Annual Stock Take - 23 Jan 2020

Please note that staff at the Distribution Centre will be undertaking their annual stocktake from Monday 27th of January until Wednesday the 29th of January, during which time orders will not be processed.

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