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Carys Books is a young publishing venture which offers sound editing, attractive design and quality printing to writers and writing groups. Practical advice and honest assessment comes free. Whether you write novels, short stories, poetry, essays or family history, we can guide you on your new adventure.

Take a look around this wonderland of words. If you like what you see, drop us an email:

The team behind Carys Books is led by Sam Knight, a former Western Mail feature writer and columnist. He was the first journalist to arrive at the Aberfan Disaster when working on the Merthyr Express. He has spent his whole career as a wordsmith, working as editor and PR director in advertising and marketing, and later as corporate affairs adviser in the oil industry in the Middle East.

In Monmouthshire he was involved in industrial regeneration in Blaenau Gwent, and in employee communications with Gwent Health Authority...

For the initial review send your first three chapters of a novel or family history, three short stories or six poems. This will give us a first impression of whether your writing has the potential for publication. We will try to respond within four weeks. If for any reason we cannot meet this deadline, we will let you know, so that you are not waiting for the postman every morning.

Please submit your material by email as an attachment, and include your name, email address and telephone number...

Our aim is to help you complete your new writing adventure and share with you the delight of seeing your book in print, as an eBook on Kindle, or both.

We will give honest advice, right from the very first meeting. We are very informal in our approach, we work face to face where possible, and treat every project as a partnership. Because that is what successful publishing is all about.

As soon has we have a clear view of what you want to achieve, we will set out your options. Sometimes a travelogue will work better...

Publishing is so much more affordable today, even to produce paperbacks and hardbacks.

For our part, we have developed a streamlined process through all the stages of creating a book. That makes us more efficient.

Secondly, we use the latest print technology to achieve super savings.

Thirdly we have access to many high quality but low design resources. Some are even copyright freeā€¦