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11 December 2017

Saltire Publishers of the Year 2017

30 November 2017

Since 2015 the Saltire Literary Awards have celebrated publishers as well as writers for their work. In 2016 the Emerging Publisher award was introduced.

The winners of the 2017 Awards were announced on 30 November in Edinburgh. 

 

Saltire Society Publisher of the Year 2017

The 2017 Saltire Publisher of the Year Award is Birlinn. Over its 25 years of publishing, Birlinn has consistently produced interesting, important and quality books with high production values. Hugh Andrew, MD, of Birlinn was at the ceremony to accept the award and thanked staff and authors.

The publishers on the shortlist were:

 

Saltire Society Emerging Publisher of the Year 2017

The Saltire Emerging Publisher of the Year Award 2017 was presented jointly to Laura Jones and Heather McDaid, founders of indie publisher 404 Ink, whose dedication and innovation are changing the face of modern Scottish publishing. Due to travel disruption, Heather and Laura rushed in just in time to hear the announcement. They paid tribute to their fellow nominees and thanked all the publishers and others who had helped them with advice in recent times.

The publishers on the shortlist were:

For more on the Saltire Publisher of the Year and Emerging Publisher of the Year awards, see the Saltire Society website.

 

The Saltire Literary Awards 2017 were also announced on 30 November.