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19 April 2019

PS and ACE Publishing Study Day 2 November 2017

2 November 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Publishing Scotland and ACE publishing day for members will not now take place at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow on Thursday 2 November 2017.

We hope to arrange a new date and notify everyone as soon as possible.


The Association for Cultural Enterprises (ACE) and Publishing Scotland (PS) are hosting a Publishing Study Day in Glasgow for members. It's aimed at organisations with publishing arms including museums, galleries and libraries.

It's a members only event and places are free for ACE and PS members.


Topic:  Publishing Study Day: The Art of Selling Books


  • 10.30-11.05:  Recent success stories - Declan McCarthy, Ashmolean Museum
  • 11.05-11.35: Selling titles to heritage outlets - Matthew Perren, Bookspeed
  • 11.35-12.05: Rooted in the Past: A tale of two publications - Susan Pacitti, Glasgow Museums Publishing
  • 12.05-12.15 BREAK
  • 12.15-12.45: Blackwell's and Wellcome partnership - Marion Akehurst, Blackwell's at the Wellcome Collection
  • 12.45-13.00: Case Study: Bringing Museums to Life: A Publishing Partnership - Chani McBain, Floris Books and Lesley Taylor, NMS Enterprises - Publishing
  • 13.00-14.00:  LUNCH
  • 14.00-14.30:  What works for an independent bookshop - Mairi Oliver, The Lighthouse bookshop
  • 14.30-15.00: Cover design panel
  • 15.10-16.00: Workshops and Close



2016 Event

This event took place at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh. Talks and discussions included marketing updates, case studies, setting up and pitching to book festivals and Waterstones. See our Publishing Study Day listing.


2015 Event

The inaugural event in 2015 at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh was a great success. For last year's programme and speakers, see our Publishing in the Heritage Sector listing.