Much of the Books Council’s work is devoted to providing the publishing trade with basic services.
The Editorial Department provides services to publishers in Wales and deals with approximately 175 manuscripts annually, in both English and Welsh.
The Design Department offers a design service to publishers in Wales. Every year some 100 different titles are dealt with by the Department.
Sales & Marketing
The Sales and Marketing Team is responsible for promoting books from Wales. The Council's Sales Representatives regularly visit bookshops throughout Wales and any orders taken are fulfilled by the Council's Distribution Centre. The Council has established links with UK-based distributors to ensure that books from Wales are available world-wide.
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Children's Books Promotion
The Children's Books Department offers a range of activities including book competitions, a book club, awards and prizes as well as services to schools.
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The Welsh Books Council’s Distribution Centre provides a wholesale distribution service for the book trade in Wales. Its purpose-built Centre houses an extensive stock of Welsh-language books and Welsh books in English.
The Information Services Department is responsible for collecting and disseminating information about books which are currently available and those in the pipeline.
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