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Connah's Quay comedy writer releases book following phenomenal global success of website

PRLog - April 29, 2014 - DEESIDE, U.K. -- Comedy writers Phil Woods and Steve Smith, authors of satirical website The Daily Skid, are releasing their second book ‘The Daily Skid: The Best Bits’. The book is available on Amazon and is published in response to the website now having a global audience in over 200 countries/territories after a number of featured stories went viral.

The Daily Skid website launched in October 2013, initially attracting 30 to 50 hits daily. One story – ‘Broccoli: the latest drug craze among teenagers’ - was re-written and posted on 5th February. Sudden extensive sharing of this story across social media attracted phenomenal global attention and attracted over 15 thousand hits the next day. At its peak the story had been read by more than 62,000 people.

The highest number of hits the website has now had to date is 380,000 with an average of 162,000 unique visitors daily. According to analytics website Alexa.com, The Daily Skid was in the top 0.038% of websites globally on the 1st April 2014. Author Phil Woods’ Twitter following has increased from around 600 in October to over 25 thousand.

The Daily Skid: The Best Bits’ is released in response to the global following the Daily Skid website now has. It tackles subjects including the real reason Alex Ferguson left Manchester United and why David Cameron intends to participate in this year’s Tour de France.

Plans are now being made for an official launch event for the book in the summer. There will also be a series of book signings taking place.

Connah’s Quay – based author Phil Woods says, ‘We want to make our work and brand of comedy accessible to everyone and hope this book helps in doing that. We are heavily influenced by the brilliant Fry and Laurie; we’d love to see our comedy sketches on TV as well as release more books in the future.’

Phil and Steve have already enjoyed success with their first book 'Beat About the Bush – The funny side of language’ reaching number one in its category on Amazon in 2009.

The Daily Skid: The Best Bits’ is available on Amazon priced £4.49. www.TheDailySkid.com provides a link directly to the relevant page on Amazon.


Notes to editors:

Phil Woods was born on the Wirral and now lives in Connah’s Quay. Steve Smith is originally from Bolton and now lives in Lancaster.

Phil and Steve met in the early 1990s and have worked together on and off ever since.

After a career working in the energy sector, Phil is now the editor of the international motor sports online magazine ‘Pit Lane Reporter’. He is a member of the British Association of Journalists.

Phil Woods

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