- Date: 15 October 2010
- Area: South West
poem: Alyson Hallett.
Cyprus Well, the literature development agency for the South West, has launched its new online community network.
Cyprus Well's role is to enable everyone to benefit from a strong and high quality literature sector by advocating for, and raising, more investment into the sector. This is done by bringing together a network of literature partners in ways that increase their capacity to present new and innovative work. Cyprus well has received Arts Council funding for organisational development.
The new website offers a free networking platform that brings writers, readers, publishers, booksellers, libraries and all other literature enthusiasts together to form new relationships. Amongst other things, it enables writers to share new work, readers to engage more closely with writers and organisations to build partnerships and share best practice.
The Community site, which is being delivered by social media experts Digital Visitor, will be demonstrated at the event, showcasing how it offers a free networking platform that brings writers, readers, publishers, booksellers, libraries and all other literature enthusiasts together to form new relationships.
Access to the site is free, and anyone can take a look at the latest news, reviews and offers from the membership. Members can create a profile, upload videos, podcasts, documents, create interest groups and join other interest groups on offer. The site also carries regular competitions to win book tokens and other prizes.
Cyprus Well Chief Executive Tracey Guiry said:
'Social networking is more and more seen as a great way to build relationships with customers, and our site presents a fantastic opportunity for the literature industry to get close contact with a waiting market of book loving consumers. Our site is for anyone wanting to belong to a safe community dedicated to promoting literature in all its forms'.