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09 December 2018

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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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  • 7 December 2018
    News, Industry

    The first Industry Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Bookselling and Publishing was published on 7 December 2018. The intention is that the commitment is meaningful, helpful and makes people feel seen and supported. It is also hoped that businesses will use it alongside any existing policies they have or to help develop these if they don't have them.

  • 7 December 2018
    News, Industry

    The Bookseller has published its annual list of the 100 most influential people in UK publishing. Among those on the list are: Nick Barley, Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival; Jamie Byng, Chief Executive of Canongate Books; Rosamund de la Hey, Owner of The Mainstreet Trading Company; Robert Macfarlane, author, and Jackie Morris, illustrator; and Marion Sinclair, Chief Executive, Publishing Scotland.

  • 6 December 2018
    News, Industry

    Alison Lang has been announced as the new Director of The Gaelic Books Council, Scotland's flagship organisation for Gaelic books and writing. She will take up the post in January 2019 and succeeds Rosemary Ward, who held the position since 2010.

  • 30 November 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    All That Remains: A Life in Death by forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black (Transworld) is the winner of the coveted Saltire Society Book of the Year award 2018. Sal, the debut novel by Fife-based writer Mick Kitson (Canongate Books) won the Saltire First Book Award, and Louise Welsh was the Most Inspiring Saltire Society Scottish First Book Award Winner.

  • 30 November 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Many congratulations to the Saltire Society publisher award winners 2018. Canongate Books is Publisher of the Year and Historic Environment Scotland was runner-up and Highly Commended. Carolina Orloff (Charco Press) is the Emerging Publisher of the Year.

  • 21 November 2018
    News

    John Murray, the esteemed Gaelic writer and educationalist, has died. Finlay MacLeod writes about his friend and kindred spirit.

  • 19 November 2018
    News, Events

    Book Week Scotland 2018 runs from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 November and it is bigger and better than ever, with incredible events taking place across Scotland. There's a rebel theme this year and Books from Scotland is joining in with its just published Rebel issue which you can read on BooksfromScotland.com.

  • 1 November 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    This year The List's Hot 100 celebrates the most important female cultural contributors in Scotland. Huge congratulations to Glasgow Women's Library who very deservedly topped the list. Congratulations also to publishers 404 Ink and BHP Comics and to all the other literary names on the list including Claire Askew, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Kirsty Logan, Lighthouse bookshop and Minnie the Minx.

  • 29 October 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Denise Mina's short story in the Bloody Scotland anthology published by Historic Environment Scotland is the winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger 2018 (Crime Writers Awards).

  • 25 October 2018
    News, International

    Sasha de Buyl has been appointed as Manager of Scottish Books International, Scotland’s first International book promotion service launched jointly by Publishing Scotland and Edinburgh International Book Festival.