design & editorial

As part of our work in supporting and developing the publishing industry in Wales, the Books Council offers a range of professional services to publishers including editorial and design. The aim is to support and improve the quality of books produced and published in Wales in both Welsh and English. 

DESIGN 

Our Design Department deals with around 100 different titles from Welsh publishers every year and offers the following services: 

  • Designing book covers
  • Designing complete books, from cover to cover
  • Providing visual material, such as photographs and illustrations, for books.

Our Senior Design Officer and two Design Officers are experienced graphic designers. Although they undertake much of the Department’s work themselves, they can also draw on the services of a pool of 30-40 freelance designers, illustrators and photographers based in Wales, and use  their expertise in various fields.

The Department is also responsible for designing the Books Council’s branding and internal publications.

Freelance designers and illustrators who would like to work on books are warmly invited to contact us.

CONTACT DETAILS

Sion Ilar
Head of the Design Department
Books Council of Wales
Castell Brychan
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2JB
Tel: 01970 624151
Fax: 01970 625385
E-mail: sion.ilar@books.wales

EDITORIAL

The Editorial Department provides services to publishers in Wales and deals with up to 200 manuscripts annually, in both English and Welsh. It deals primarily with reading for leisure, and educational material of any kind is not accepted.

Services to Publishers

For publishers, the Department offers an editorial service in both English and Welsh – copy-editing of typescripts and correction of proofs. The Department provides these services for some 20 publishers, with the help of a small team of experienced external editors as required.

Services to Authors

Authors can contact publishers directly – on the Welsh Book Trade Info website there is a directory of publishers in Wales.

CONTACT DETAILS

Huw Meirion Edwards
Head of the Design Department
Books Council of Wales
Castell Brychan
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2JB
Tel: 01970 624151
E-mail: huw.meirionedwards@books.wales