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19 November 2019

Book Sector

Publishers are just one part of the book industry and they work with many others in Scotland and beyond. Here are just some of them.

  • Book sector

    Literary agents are a vital bridge between writers, illustrators and publishers.

  • Book sector

    Winning an award can make a big difference to the author and publisher.

  • Book sector

    Publishers and agents meet at international trade fairs to buy and sell rights.

  • Book sector

    Scotland hosts book festivals ranging from the world's largest (Edinburgh International Book Festival) to small local ones run by volunteers.

  • Book sector

    Many places sell books but bookshops are a particular delight.

  • Book sector

    The book industry is a very creative place with authors, designers, illustrators, marketers, publicists and photographers all playing their part.

  • Book sector

    Good data aids the discovery and purchase, distribution and sales measurement of books.

  • Book sector

    Wholesalers and distributors are the main way that books get to retailers.

  • Book sector

    Printed books (especially paperbacks) are still the most popular choice for readers.

  • Book sector

    There are various organisations that work to represent, support and promote particular interests.