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29 April 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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  • 28 April 2017
    News, Industry, Publishers

    Figures released on 27 April 2017 by the Publishers Association show that 2016 was a record breaking year for the UK publishing industry in the UK with sales of books and journals reaching £4.8bn, their highest ever level. The Scotsman's report of 28 April quotes our Chief Executive Marion Sinclair, Jamie Byng of Canongate Books, Jan Rutherford of Birlinn and Marc Lambert the Scottish Book Trust.

  • 19 April 2017
    News, Publishers, Industry

    Scottish publishers, booksellers, MSPs and other guests gathered in the Scottish Parliament Members' Room on 19 April 2017 for a showcase of Scotland's book trade.

  • 3 April 2017
    News, Publishers

    We were sorry to hear that William (Bill) Henderson died on 29 March 2017. Bill worked at Oliver & Boyd, E&S Livingstone and Chambers as well as being a director at Edinburgh University Press. A Service will be held on Monday 10 April at 2:30 pm at St Peter’s Church, Lutton Place, Edinburgh followed by a celebration of Bill’s life to be held from 4:00-7:00 pm.

  • 28 March 2017
    News, Industry, International, Translation, Events

    Publishing Scotland kicks off their Spring/Summer 2017 programme by taking Scottish books to the world. Initiatives include the International Publishing Fellowship, Translation Residencies, funding for Scottish publishers to participate in key festivals and book fairs overseas and the New Books Scotland Spring/Summer 2017 publication.

  • 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!

  • 1 March 2017
    News, Publishers

    It is with great sadness that we learned that the founder of Fledgling Press - Zander Wedderburn - died on 23 February 2017.

  • 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.