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19 August 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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  • 16 August 2018
    News, Industry, Publishers

    The renowned publisher and co-founder of the Traverse Theatre died in Edinburgh on 13 August 2018 at the age of 91.

  • 14 August 2018
    News, Edinburgh, Book Festival

    The Edinburgh International Book Festival opened on Saturday 11 August with a stunning line-up of author sessions as well as 2 book shops packed with great books from Scottish publishers and more.

  • 24 July 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    The 2018 longlist features The Long Take (Picador) by Scottish poet Robin Robertson. As Associate Publisher at Jonathan Cape, Robertson acquired the UK rights to Michael Ondaatje's Warlight which also features on the longlist. Photo of Robin Robertson by Niall McDiarmid.

  • 19 July 2018
    News, Industry, Publishers

    The UK publishing industry had a record-breaking year in 2017, with income up 5% to £5.7bn, according to new figures released on 18 July 2018 by the Publishers Association. Hardback fiction, audiobook downloads and exports have all done particularly well. Sales of children's and educational print books have both declined.

  • 16 July 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    Don't miss out on these awards with deadlines fast approaching: Not the Booker; Saltire Society Literary Awards; Highland Book Prize; Saltire Society Publisher and Emerging Publisher of the Year; and the Wellcome Book Prize.

  • 12 July 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Blackbird Diaries by Karen Lloyd (Saraband) has won the Bookends Prize for Arts and Literature at the 2018 Lakeland Book of the Year awards. Picture of Karen Lloyd by Callum Leach.

  • 9 July 2018
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Saltire Literary Awards are now open for submissions. The deadline is Monday 6 August 2018.

  • 9 July 2018
    News, Awards and prizes, Publishers

    The Publisher of the Year Award is now open for submissions. The deadline is noon on Monday 20 August 2018.

  • 9 July 2018
    News, Awards and prizes, Publishers

    The Emerging Publisher of the Year Award is now open for submissions. The deadline is noon on Monday 20 August 2018.

  • 6 July 2018
    News, Industry

    Bookshop Aye-Aye Books at the CCA is within the Glasgow School of Art fire exclusion zone. They can't trade and have no income, but continuing costs. If you can help with their fundraising, please donate at GoFundMe now.