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20 June 2018

News

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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  • 16 June 2018
    News, Industry

    Independent Bookshop Week 2018 will take place from Saturday 16 to Saturday 23 June. Your local bookshop will have their own way of celebrating, and we encourage you to visit to celebrate with them!

  • 15 June 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Congratulations to the Emerging Publishers of the Year 404 Ink who were announced as recipients of a Young Edge grant, for Scotland's most promising young entrepreneurs. 404 Ink is the first publisher to receive the accolade.

  • 14 June 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Solar Bones by Mike McCormack is the winner of the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award. Canongate Books publishes the UK version of this novel which was first published by Tramp Press, an independent in Ireland.

  • 11 June 2018
    News, Industry

    From 1 July 2018, the Public Lending Right Scheme will cover ebooks and e-audiobooks that are loaned from public libraries across Great Britain. The change means that authors are eligible for payment in the same way if their works are borrowed electronically or as physical books.

  • 4 June 2018
    News

    The Livingston-based publisher breaks through the £10 million turnover mark with its 300th publication in the last 10 years.

  • 4 June 2018
    News, Publishers

    We were saddened to hear of the death of Paul Harris on 24 May 2018 in Edinburgh. Paul was one of the founding members of the Scottish Publishers Association.

  • 21 May 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Congratulations to 404 Ink and their author Chris McQueer on winning Saboteur Awards 2018 (Most Innovative Publisher and Best Short Story Collection respectively).

  • 19 May 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey (Luath Press) is one of six books shortlisted for the Orwell Book Prize 2018. Winter by Ali Smith is also on the list.

  • 15 May 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Congratulations to HarperCollins on winning the British Book Awards Publisher of the Year 2018 and to Greig Watt of Blackwell's in Aberdeen who won the 2018 Individual Bookseller award. The Book of the Year award went to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperFiction) which also won Debut Book of the Year.

  • 15 May 2018
    News, Events, Publishers

    James Crawford, Publisher at Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Publishing Scotland's Chair, is the presenter and writer of the excellent new three-part BBC series Scotland from the Sky. See it on BBC1 Scotland on 16, 23 and 30 May or catch up on iPlayer. There's also an accompanying book published by HES.