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25 March 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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  • 16 March 2017
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate Books) is on the British Book Awards shortlist for Narrative Non-fiction Book of the Year. Far From the Madding Crowd (Linlithgow) and The Edinburgh Bookshop are shortlisted for bookshop awards. Cat Anderson at the Edinburgh Bookshop is shortlisted in the Individual Bookseller category. The winners will be announced in May.

  • 14 March 2017
    News, Awards and prizes

    Widely recognised as Scotland's most prestigious book awards, the Saltire Literary Awards are presented in six categories. The 2017 awards are now open for submissions. Completed Entry Forms must be received by 12 noon on Monday 17 April 2017.

  • 10 March 2017
    News, Publishers, Industry

    We were saddened to hear of the sudden death on 1 March 2017 of Iain Stevenson, Professor Emeritus in Publishing at UCL.

  • 2 March 2017
    News, Events, International

    World Book Day is on Thursday 2 March 2017. Now 20 years old, it's the biggest celebration of its kind. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, it is marked in over 100 countries all over the world. So join in and do something booky on the day!

  • 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.