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24 February 2019

Members' News

Publishing Scotland Members' news Autumn 2018


Donald Greig: Network Member of the Month

Each month we feature one of our network members and this month it is Donald Greig who offers publishing services and consultancy. 

2006-14: Managing Director, Bradt Travel Guides. Prior to this I held a range of positions in sales, marketing and editorial with travel, heritage and wildlife publishers in the UK and Australia.

My areas of experience and interest are: business management, UK and international sales, metadata, marketing, local/regional/national/international travel, heritage and wildlife publishing, editorial project management, copy editing, proofreading. I write regularly for national magazines and newspapers and in April 2015 Bradt travel guides published my new guide to Dumfries and Galloway.

Current clients and positions: Bradt Travel Guides (sales): Alastair Sawday Publishing (property inspections and writing); Barrington Stoke (non-exec).




Member news 

Saltire Publisher of the Year Awards

Publisher of the Year 2018. Congratulations to winners Canongate Books and runner-up Historic Environment Scotland which was Highly Commended. The other member publishers shortlisted were: 404 Ink, BHP Comics, and Luath Press. Birlinn was also been shortlisted.

The Emerging Publisher of the Year 2018. Congratulations to winner Carolina Orloff (Charco Press) and all the shortlisted publishers: Alan Windram (Little Door Books), Charlotte Brady (Canongate Books), Heather Palmer (BHP Comics), James T. Harding (Stewed Rhubarb Press) and Megan Reid (Canongate Books).


The List Hot 100

404 Ink and BHP Comics are on The List Hot 100 at no 7 and 17 respectively and congratulations to Glasgow Women's Library who very deservedly topped the list.

Charco Press have won the Start-Up award at the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2018. 


Outstanding Women

We were delighted that members Jenny Brown, of Jenny Brown Associates, and Rosemary Ward formerly of the Gaelic Books Council and now at Scottish Book Trust, were honoured and inducted into the esteemed Saltire Society Outstanding Women of Scotland community.


Book awards and nominations

Sal by Mick Kitson (Canongate Books) was the winner of the Saltire Society First Book of the Year 2018.  Congratulations to all our members who had titles on the Saltire Literary Award shorlists: Canongate (3), Edinburgh University Press (2) and Luath Press. 

Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey originally published by Luath Press was shortlisted for the 2018 Parliamentary Book Awards.

Matt Haig (Notes on a Nervous Planet published by Canongate) was shortlisted in the UK Author category of the National Book Awards.

The longlist for the Highland Book Prize 2018 includes titles published by Saraband, Acair, Canongate and HES.  

Scotland Street Press and Barrington Stoke  have several books nominated for the CLIP and Carnegie Medal.

As the Women Lay Dreaming by Donald S Murray (Saraband) is the Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month.

Denise Mina's short story in the Bloody Scotland anthology published by Historic Environment Scotland is the winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger 2018 (Crime Writers Awards).

Sandstone's title Sweet Fruit, Sour Land by Rebecca Ley has won the Not the Booker Prize 2018

Luna Press Publishing have won a British Fantasy Award 2018 with their title Gender Identity and Sexuality in Science Fiction and Fantasy (ed Francesca Barbini).


Todday Publications and 20 years of shipping industry training

It's 20 years since Iain Macneil of Witherbys set up Todday Publications to develop training and reference materials for the shipping industry. This anniversary video charts some of the highlights and achievements over that period.


New on Netflix!

Canongate's title Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat comes to Netflix as a four part series