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29 July 2021


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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  • 28 July 2021
    News, Publishers

    Bonnier Books UK has acquired independent Scottish publisher, Black & White Publishing. Black & White Publishing will run as a standalone imprint of Bonnier Books UK and the team will remain based from Black & White's offices in Edinburgh.

  • 26 July 2021
    News, Industry, Publishers

    We are immensely sad to learn that friend and former colleague Mike Miller (Blackie, Geddes & Grosset, former Chair of BookSource and Publishing Scotland) has passed away.

  • 16 July 2021
    News, Industry

    The National Library of Scotland (NLS) has appointed Amina Shah as its new Chief Executive and National Librarian. She will take up her post on 4 October.

  • 14 July 2021
    News, Industry

    The Board of Trustees of Literature Alliance Scotland (LAS) has announced the appointment of Jenny Niven as its new Chair.

  • 9 July 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    Many congratulations to all the Rising Stars with special mentions for Nyla Ahmad (Scottish Book Trust), Jo Dingley (Canongate Books) and Sasha de Buyl (Cúirt). Nyla is pictured on the left and Jo on the right.

  • 9 July 2021
    News, Industry, Publishers

    BookSource, the Publishing Scotland distribution subsidiary, has announced the signing of children's books publisher Maverick Arts Publishing. The move completes a trifecta of significant new business for the Glasgow based business, and sees it build on its UK market share in the children's books arena.

  • 6 July 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    The Royal Society of Literature has elected 44 new Fellows and Honorary Fellows, and awarded the Benson Medal, for 2021. Many congratulations to all and particularly to Jenny Brown of Jenny Brown Associates who becomes an Honorary Fellow.

  • 5 July 2021
    News, Industry

    MMS, the children's publishing sales agency, has appointed Glasgow-based BookSource as its distribution partner.

  • 25 June 2021
    News, Awards and prizes

    My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay (Canongate) is the winner of the Non-fiction Indie Book Award 2021. Books by Ingrid Persaud, Jasbinder Balin, and Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie, won the other awards all of which are voted for by independent booksellers.

  • 18 June 2021
    News, Events, Industry

    Taking place from Saturday 19 June to Saturday 26 June, the week celebrates independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland with events, celebrations, reading groups, storytelling, author signings, literary lunches and face painting!