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22 February 2017


The latest news about publishing and books in Scotland. The most recent news items are  highlighted in the list to the left. For older items, browse through the news pages or search using any one or all of the filters.

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  • 14 February 2017
    News, Awards and prizes, Industry

    Congratulations to Anna Frame (Canongate), Roland Gulliver (Edinburgh International Book Festival) and Margaret Houston and Dawn Vallance (The Mitchell Library, Glasgow) all of whom won PPC Awards 2016 on 13 February.

  • 10 February 2017
    News, Awards and prizes, Publishers

    The winners of the 2017 IPG Independent Publishing Awards were announced at an awards dinner at the IPG spring conference on Thursday 9 February. Academic publisher Edward Elgar Publishing won the Independent Publisher of the Year award.

  • 3 February 2017
    News, Industry

    The latest annual data released by Public Lending Right (PLR) on 3 February 2017 shows that The Girl on the Train by best-selling UK author and former journalist Paula Hawkins was the most borrowed book from UK public libraries.

  • 2 February 2017
    News, Publishers, Industry

    Gillian Macrosson has been appointed as Managing Director at Witherbys with effect from September 2017. Currently Publishing Manager at Witherbys, Gillian has also worked at Chambers Harrap and Wiley-Blackwell.

  • 30 January 2017
    News, Funding

    Creative Scotland has awarded over £800,000 through the Open Project Fund in December 2016 to 36 recipients. In Literature, Edinburgh-based Black & White Publishing has received funding to expand the company by developing a dedicated Young Adult imprint, specialising in producing fiction for 12-18 year olds.

  • 30 January 2017
    News, Industry, Publishers

    Sir Christopher Bland, who was chairman of Canongate Books for 22 years, died on 28 January 2017.

  • 24 January 2017
    News, Industry

    The Bookseller's report on publishers' trade sales in 2016 sets out a good year for print books in general and 798.7% growth for publisher Saraband!

  • 23 January 2017
    News, Awards and prizes, Publishers

    Congratulations and good luck to member publisher Saraband on being shortlisted for Trade Publisher of the Year at the IPG Independent Publishing Awards. The winner will be announced on 9 February.

  • 9 January 2017
    News, Awards and prizes, Industry

    The 2017 British Book Awards are open for entries until Friday 10 February 2017. There are awards for publishers, booksellers, libraries and of course books. This year Crime & Thriller titles are to have their own category, while non-Fiction will be split into Narrative and Lifestyle.

  • 6 January 2017
    News, Awards and prizes

    The £50,000 Man Booker is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers. The entry deadline for the 2017 prize is Friday 10 March 2017.