Publishing Methods: and

These methods have revolutionized the way in which culture reaches the world by making material freely available and going straight to the readers and audience without publishers or editors. The result is that material on these sites has been read an estimated 500 to 1000 million times since 2002, and read by the best in the world, cutting out censorship and fashion. In order to give an idea of this historically unique phenomenon the following is a list of best selling books of all time, most of which I find completely unreadable, so I concentrate on those I have read, marked by an asterisk.

1) “The Lord of the Rings” (150 million copies in about fifty years), Harry Potter books and so on.

Good Books
2) “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov (50 million copies since 1955).
3) “Cien Anos de Solidad”, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (50 million copies since 1967).
4*) “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Harper Lee, 30 – 50 million copies since 1960.
5*) “1984”, George Orwell” , 20 – 30 million copies since 1949.
6*) “Kon Tiki”, Thor Heyerdahl, 20 million copies since 1950.
7*) “The Grapes of Wrath” John Steinbeck, 15 million copies since 1939.

It is very difficult to find the number of poetry books sold, even by the most famous poet of the twentieth century, Dylan Thomas. However I did find some information by googling “number of poetry books sold on average”. This site comes up with about 30 to 800, an average say of about a hundred books of poetry sold on average. In comparison, Barddoniaeth / Collected Poetry” is already averaging about six thousand books read a year, estimated very accurately, and this is reflected on google using a balanced choice of keywords, bringing up the book the first page of Google. Our publishing methods completely out power any publisher, and out flank any censorship. The result is this vast readership. They like to read and hear the stuff. Vox Populi Vox Dei. The only science book that comes anywhere near us is Hawking’s “Short History of Time”, which I have never read and never intend to. This had sold about ten million copies, only the gods know why because it is bad prose and worse science, riddled with errors and fantasies. I remember seeing somewhere that Ceiriog sold 20,000 books of poetry in Welsh in the nineteenth century. R. S. Thomas would have had difficulty in selling 500 copies in English, even though he was nominated several times for a Nobel Prize. I am glad to say that my Welsh language poetry reaches up to 182 countries. So prejudice against the Welsh language exists only among bigots in Wales and crazy economists in Westminster. They have almost driven the language to extinction, a crime against humanity. To fight back, use our methods, and make the teaching of Welsh compulsory for all. Many urgently needed reform measures.

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