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23 June 2018

Members' News

Publishing Scotland Members' news June 2018


404 Ink were announced as recipients of a Young Edge grant, for Scotland's most promising young entrepreneurs. 404 Ink is the first publisher to receive the accolade.

Darke by Rick Gekoski (Canongate Books) has been shortlisted for The McKitterick Prize.

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack is the winner of the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award. Canongate Books publishes the UK version of this novel which was first published by Tramp Press, an independent in Ireland.

Congratulations to Witherby as the Livingston-based publisher breaks through the £10 million turnover mark with its 300th publication in the last 10 years. Read their press release and Karen Peattie's article in the Herald of 1 June 2018

Canongate's title Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig is among the books chosen by the Reading Agency and Society of Chief Librarians to celebrate its 'Reading Well for Mental Health' campaign. Canongate also has a title - The Dun Cow Rib by John Lister-Kaye - on the 2018 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize longlist

The Seabird's Cry by Adam Nicolson (published by HarperCollins imprint William Collins) is also on that Wainwright longlist.

Little Door's title One Button Benny by Alan Windram, illustrated by Chloe Holwill-Hunter, is shortlisted for the Shrewsbury Bookfest Picture Book Award 2018.

Edinburgh University Press  secured a great deal to publish the previously unpublished private papers of American human rights icon Frederick Douglass. The Insider article of 24 May 2018 by Colin Donald has all the details. 


APS Group: Network Member of the Month

Each month we feature one of our network members. APS Group Scotland has over 80 employees principally based in Edinburgh and Glasgow and is registered in Scotland. It provides a wide range of publishing, digital, print, design and related services.