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03 April 2020

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The latest news about publishing and books in Scotland. The most recent news items are  highlighted in the list to the left. For older items, browse through the news pages or search using any one or all of the filters.

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  • 2 April 2020
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh, and published by Edinburgh-based Charco Press, is one of the six books shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020.

  • 20 March 2020
    News, Awards and prizes

    We're delighted to see members Jenny Brown, Scottish Book Trust and HarperCollins on the shortlists of the British Book Awards 2020. They join Sandstone Press shortlisted for Small Press of the Year (and already the Scotland winner of that category).

  • 19 March 2020
    News, Awards and prizes

    Lark by Anthony McGowan has been shortlisted for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020. It is published by Edinburgh-based Barrington Stoke.

  • 18 March 2020
    News, Awards and prizes

    Congratulations to Sandstone Press, the Scotland winner of the regional and country round of the British Book Awards Small Press of the Year 2020. The overall winner will be announced on 29 June 2020.

  • 18 March 2020
    News, Awards and prizes

    Lighthouse in Edinburgh has been named as the Scotland winner of the regional and country round of the Independent Bookshop of the Year Award 2020. Many congratulations to them. The overall winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 29 June 2020.

  • 16 March 2020
    News, Industry

    New measures to limit the impact of COVID-19 on the business community in Scotland were announced by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes on 14 March 2020.

  • 12 March 2020
    News, Industry

    The Chancellor announced in the Budget Statement of 11 March that as from 1 December 2020, VAT on e-books and online newspapers, magazines and journals will be abolished.

  • 11 March 2020
    News, Industry, International

    Marion Sinclair, CEO of Publishing Scotland, has announced the 10 publishers who have been chosen for the sixth International Fellowship. The group (from Czechia, France, Germany, Israel, The Netherlands and the US) will spend a week in Scotland at the end of August meeting Scotland-based publishers, agents and writers in a varied programme of events across the country.

  • 6 March 2020
    News, Awards and prizes, Publishers

    Publishers and writers are invited to submit Scottish Gaelic books published between 1st May 2019 and 30th April 2020 for consideration in four categories - fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children's books - as well as manuscripts for children's or adult books as yet unpublished at the competition closing date. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 1 May 2020.

  • 5 March 2020
    News, Events

    World Book Day is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. This year it takes place on Thursday 5 March and there are lots of special events at schools, libraries, bookshops and other places.