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There’s lots of scope for creativity in and around the book industry not limited to but definitely including:

Writers (of course!) – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics and more. See some of them on the Scottish Book Trust website.

Designers. Not just covers but page layout for books, catalogues, leaflets, postcards and other promotional materials. See Raspberry Creative Type and further afield the award winning gray318 and Keenan Design. See also the Academy of Book Cover Design website for lots of great covers.

Illustrators. They work on beautiful picture books, comics galore and everything else that needs an illustration. Have a look at the Scottish Illustrators website and Picture Hooks (for emerging illustrators).

Marketers and Publicists. Persuasive writing and engaging campaigns (on social media, word of mouth, on radio etc) are a big part of what marketers do. Many of these professionalos join the Publishers Publicity Circle and the PPC website gives a flavour of what they do.

Photographers. Publishers and authors sometimes need photographs for books but they also need good photos of themselves for publicity purposes. Chris Scott, Sandy Young and Sinéad Grainger are among the photographers that work with a lot of creative people.