The Cardiff Life Awards celebrate the best business in Cardiff, applauding what they have achieved in the past year and encouraging them to go further in the years to come, and we've been lucky enough to be nominated in the Creative Business category. The awards are in partnership with Blue Parrot Company, Introbiz, and the #StayStrongForOws campaign, and is sponsored by some great names including Park Plaza Cardiff, Capital FM, Chapel Bar & Restaurant, Spire Hospital, Volvo, Enlightened, Pensord and Stills.
We are extremely proud to have been recognised for our achievements in 2015, and really excited to continue getting bigger and better in 2016.
In case you hadn't noticed, the last year has brought about a huge amount of great things for Candy Jar Books. Despite a few bumps in the road, we've remained determined as ever to keep on giving you lovely people what you want - books, books, and more books!
We acquired the rights to produce original fiction with a classic Doctor Who character and brought you our incredible new Lethbridge- Stewart series with four amazing titles (and more still to come), we made sure that you can now hear Eileen Younghusband's One Woman's War on audiobook as well as the Lethbridge-Stewart books, and we released a load of other excellent books including Princess Phoebe Meets the Tudors by Emmerdale actress Sammy Winward, and Not That Kind of Art by super talented food artist Nathan Wyburn. We launched the Candy Jar Book Festival during the summer for the second successful year, we were at the Hay Festival and Cardiff Comic Con, and so much more!
While it's certainly been a busy and exciting year with loads of hard work from everybody here, a big part of this huge success is down to our authors, readers, artists and friends. Every book sold, every review posted, every like, share and retweet on Facebook, Twitter, and everything else goes a long way to spreading the Candy Jar word. So, thanks everybody!
No matter what, it's a huge accomplishment to have been nominated for this amazing award, and we can't wait to see who wins. The final winners will be announced at the Cardiff Life Awards on 17th March 2016.
This is just one of the exciting things to come this year. We'll keep you posted, but keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook, and of course the Candy Jar Blog for updates.
PSST! Our lovely friends the at Cardiff Children's Literature Festival have also been nominated in the category for Best Event. Catch our super talented author Nathan Wyburn at the 2016 festival Saturday March 16th in his Not That Kind of Art workshop at the Cardiff Story museum at 1pm. Get your tickets here.
Wish us luck, everybody!