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20 February 2018

Our Staff

Contact us at Publishing Scotland by email using the email formula: or by phoning 0131 228 6866. For general enquiries or if you are not sure who to contact, email enquiries.


Marion Sinclair

Marion is Chief Executive of Publishing Scotland with responsibility for programme management, funding bids, policy, the International Publishing Fellowship programme, publishing practice issues and reporting to Creative Scotland. She has worked in the book publishing sector for 28 years, first as publisher at Polygon 1990-7, awarded Sunday Times UK Small Publisher of the Year 1993, and published books appearing on the Booker shortlist and as a university lecturer on a postgraduate degree programme in Publishing before joining Publishing Scotland in 2003. Marion is also a board member of the Gaelic Books Council, of BookSource, the book distributors, and Literature Alliance Scotland, as well as a committee member of the Sabhal Mor Ostaig Library Advisory Group, the National Strategy for Public Libraries in Scotland Advisory Group, and Saltire Society Publisher of the Year panel.


Barbara Bell

As Publishing Scotland's Finance Manager Barbara works three days per week. Barbara was Accounts Manager at Chambers Harrap Publishers before joining the Publishing Scotland team. She is a certified bookkeeper with over 20 years' finance and administration experience, and is in charge of all our ledgers, banking and credit control. Barbara is the person to contact with any invoicing queries.


Lucy Feather

Lucy is the Member Services Manager at Publishing Scotland and works three days per week. Her main focus is to support the membership and to expand the opportunities available. Her key responsibilities include organising member presence at the London Book Fair, Frankfurt Book Fair, Bologna Children's Book Fair and the Edinburgh International Book Festival; the Publishing Scotland annual conference and arranging networking and social events. Lucy also administers our funding scheme - the Go-See, Go-Digital Fund and Translation Fund and liaises with BBC Scotland and STV to arrange pitching sessions. Lucy is responsible for a regular news bulletin to the members and all membership applications, recruitment and administration, including the annual membership survey. In addition Lucy tries to get out and meet with as many members as she can and keeps our social media pages up to date.


Eleanor Logan

Publishing Scotland's Trade Liaison Manager Eleanor works part-time, two days a week. Eleanor has worked for many years in book retail for Ottakar's and Waterstones so brings a wealth of bookselling experience to the role. She works with publishers and trade organisations across the industry to maximise and develop sales and marketing opportunities and to offer support with any relevant issues.


Joan Lyle

Joan is Training and Information Manager responsible for Publishing Scotland's programme of publishing, business and personal development training. She is also the first point of contact for general publishing information and advice, manages the Publishing Scotland website and edits the industry newsletter. Joan's background is in publishing and law (as a qualified solicitor). Prior to joining Publishing Scotland she was General Manager of a legal publisher, and before that developed, managed, commissioned and edited print and digital publications from student textbooks to online law reports.


Gill Tasker

Publishing Scotland's Book Marketing Manager is Gill Tasker. Gill has a PhD in English Studies and joined us after a spell lecturing in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling. Gill was formerly Joint Managing Director of the award-winning independent publisher Cargo. Gill runs our website and other marketing programmes.