Buy a subscription to a Welsh magazine for Christmas, readers urged
Avid readers in Wales are being encouraged to buy a subscription to a magazine made in Wales this Christmas.
On December 9-10 the website and app AM will host a two-day showcase of Wales’ magazines, encouraging everyone to subscribe to them as a Christmas present this year.
‘Presant PRINT’ in collaboration with the Welsh Books Council will feature new content and special offers by a number of Wales’ magazines, in both Welsh and Engish.
The magazines taking part are Barddas, O’r Pedwar Gwynt, Vaine Magazine, Golwg, New Welsh Review, Welsh Football, Scintilla, Y Cymro and others.
Arwel Jones, Head of Publishing Development at Books Council of Wales, said the aim was to “draw attention to the wealth of magazines in Wales both in Welsh and English.”
“Enjoy a taste – and then have a feast. Go to your local shop and buy a copy. Or even better buy a subscription for yourself or for your friend as a Christmas present – a present that lasts all year long!”
David Collins from Welsh Football Magazine said that they were “delighted” to take part in the event.
“We’ve been offering a subscription service for 30 years, and even have some loyal subscribers who have been with us every step of the way!” he said.
“A magazine subscription makes a wonderful Christmas gift that lasts throughout the year. Customer feedback tells us that nothing compares with the pleasure of seeing your favourite print publications land on your doormat.”
Sioned Rowlands from O’r Pedwar Gwynt that that subscribers were “fundamental” to the success of the magazine.
“And the discussions and informal reactions we receive from the readers is like being in a virtual book shop,” she said.
“They sharpen our ideas, and a large amount of them turn into contributors. As important is the community of other small magazines and the ideas that arise from coworking on events such as PRINT.”
PRINT will be available to enjoy December 9 and 10 on AM by visiting the website –amam.cymru– or by downloading the app.
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Brilliant idea, hope it’s a success for all involved.