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11 December 2017

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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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  • 4 December 2017
    News, Industry

    More than 100 of Scotland's best known writers have put their names to an open letter warning about the detrimental effect that cuts to the arts budget would have.

  • 4 December 2017
    News, International, Industry

    New independent research has confirmed that the British publishing industry could generate up to £7.8bn GVA for the wider UK economy. The UK remains the largest exporter of physical books in the world, with a 17% share of world exports. Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said that the publishing industry is a model of what post-Brexit industry could look like – international, globally focused, and highly productive.

  • 1 December 2017
    News, Awards and prizes

    The FutureBook awards, run by The Bookseller, celebrate the best, most exciting and innovative people, projects and companies in publishing. Congratulations to 404 Ink whose campaign behind Nasty Women was Highly commended for the FutureBook Campaign of the Year Award at the ceremony in London on Friday 1 December 2017.

  • 30 November 2017
    News, Awards and prizes

    Many congratulations to the 2017 Saltire Publisher of the Year Birlinn and the joint Emerging Publishers of the Year Laura Jones and Heather McDaid, founders of indie publisher 404 Ink.

  • 30 November 2017
    News, Awards and prizes

    Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova (Granta Books) is the Saltire Book of the Year 2017. It also won the Non-Fiction Book award. Books by Edinburgh publisher Luath Press won Fiction Book of the Year (Memory and Straw by Angus Peter Campbell) and Research Book of the Year (The Light Blue Book: 500 Years of Gaelic Love and Transgressive Verse). Goblin by Ever Dundas (Freight/Saraband) won the First Book of the Year Award.

  • 27 November 2017
    News, Events

    ScotBookFlood is a campaign to encourage thoughtful book giving this Christmas. It's inspired by the unique tradition of book gifting in Iceland, Jólabókaflóð (which translates roughly as 'Christmas book flood'). Highlights include a Matt Haig interview, book extract from Kirsty Logan, articles, prizes, an exclusive gin cocktail and books that publishers are gifting this Christmas. The PS staff have also picked some books that they will be gifting to friends and family.

  • 24 November 2017
    News, Events

    Book Week Scotland is a nationwide week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November. In 2017 it slips into December running from Monday 27 November to Sunday 3 December.

  • 22 November 2017
    News, Awards and prizes

    The 2017 shortlists feature two Scottish writers: Stef Penney for Under a Pole Star (Quercus) and Gail Honeyman for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins). The category winners will be revealed on 2 January 2018 and the overall winner on 30 January.

  • 22 November 2017
    News, Awards and prizes

    Congratulations to Matt Haig who picked up the 2017 Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Popular Fiction for his most recent novel How to Stop Time (Canongate Books).

  • 10 November 2017
    News, Events

    RLS Day is a commemoration of the author's birthday on 13 November with a week-long programme of events around the date.