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29 July 2021

International Women's Day 2021

8 March 2021


International Women's Day on 8 March 2021 is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. And these include women creatives of course with many women's achievements to be celebrated in writing and publishing.


Here at Publishing Scotland we are celebrating international women's day with our inspiring and strong women in publishing  - a fabulous 50% of the publishers in Scotland are owned or managed by women, and a significant proportion of our network members are run or led by women: 

404 Ink | Acair | AilsaPress | Barrington Stoke | Black Wolf | Charco Press | Clan Books | Cranachan | Curly Tale | Dionysia | Fledgling Press | Floris Books | Gaelic Books Council | Glasgow Museums Publishing | Hallewell | Hodder Gibson | Jasami Publishing | Kate Davies | Kitchen Press | Luna Press Publishing | Monstrous Regiment | Muddy Pearl | National Galleries of Scotland Publishing | National Museums of Scotland Publishing | Sainted Media | Saltire Society | Saraband | Scotland Street Press | Serafina Press | Squaw Pies | Stirling Publishing | Swan and Horn | The Wee Book Company | Thunderpoint Publishing | Witherbys | Wild Goose

Network members / freelance businesses
ASLA | The BA | Central Proofreading | Indie Authors World | JC Consultancy | Kerrie Moncur Design & Typesetting | Sharon McTier Creative Publishing Services | Miriam Rune PR | Raspberry Creative Type | Rowan Tree Publishing | Mairi Sutherland editorial


Here are just a few recent books by and/or about women in case you need some reading inspiration:

And on Linda Cracknell writes of the inspiration behind her new novella The Other Side of Stone, a historical fiction story that centres around a cotton mill in Perthshire. In the novella, we follow the lives of a 19th century stonemason, a rural suffragette and a modern day architect to explore the themes of the industrialisation of rural Scotland and the struggles for women's rights. 


Book Trade

The Bookseller of 8 March 2021 has a good round up of how the book trade is marking International Women's Day (IWD) 2021 in lockdown with a series of talks, promotions and essays from leading authors.