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Doric Books

Doric Books is a Community Interest Company (CIC) which exists to benefit the Doric speaking community. Aaron Gale (author and illustrator) and Jackie Ross (author and storyteller) established Doric Books due to their shared passion for the mither tongue of the North-East of Scotland.

What We Do

  • Publish books written solely in Doric.
  • Provide an outlet for other Doric authors to sell their books via our website.
  • Deliver Doric workshops and events in schools, care homes and other community settings.
  • Work in partnership with local organisations to create new materials in Doric.

Our Aims

  • To publish all kinds of Doric material for people of all ages.
  • To be part of a world where Scots is fully recognised as a language and where local cultural identity and diversity is valued.


Scottish Universities Press

Scottish Universities Press is a collaborative, library-led initiative, owned and operated by 18 participating HEIs. The project is being co-ordinated through SCURL (Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries). SUP aims to provide a clear and cost-effective route for researchers to make their work freely available to a global audience, meeting the requirements of funders and realising the government ambition to extend the impact of research across society.  SUP hopes to offer a clear route to a professional standard of publishing on a not-for-profit basis. SUP will initially publish monographs by academics from our participating institutions in any discipline.

We will extend to publish other types of content, such as journals and e-textbooks, as SUP develops. Content will be published open access and will be freely available to access on our online publishing platform. We will also offer a ‘print on demand’ service for the books. The development of the press is led by a Management Board with a representative from each institution. We are in the process of recruiting our Editorial Board which will manage the publishing output, including the peer review process. Our online publishing platform is also in development with the University of Edinburgh. The aim is to launch the Press in Autumn 2022.

Palimpsest Book Production Ltd

Palimpsest Book Production Ltd are the UK’s market leader in typesetting, digital and pre-press services for the publishing world.

Our success is based on our commitment to excellence, our attention to detail and our huge love for books! These attributes have helped us to produce over 60,000 titles in the last 27 years.

From our core expertise as highly skilled typesetters, to our innovative digital workflow, we offer the complete package for publishers & self-publishing authors. We became an employee-owned company in 2018, which has allowed the management team and staff to work together and successfully move the business forward.

Examples of our titles include: The Midnight Library (Matt Haig), Tall Tales and Wee Stories (Billy Connolly), Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman), More Moaning (Karl Pilkington), Black and British (David Olusoga), Me (Elton John), The Foundling (Stacey Halls) and Word Perfect (Susie Dent).

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Our clients include: HarperCollinsPublishers, Hodder & Stoughton, WF Howes, Severn House, Pan Macmillan, Canongate, Headline, Bonnier, Arcturus and Little, Brown Book Group.

Indie Authors World

Indie Authors World provides friendly professional publishing services – editor, cover design, interior design and marketing for print and eBooks for writers who choose to self-publish. We can produce fiction, nonfiction, children’s, business, self-help and more in black and white and full colour.

We are Kim and Sinclair Macleod, based in Largs and authors ourselves. We have all the technical and design skills needed to produce your book alongside marketing knowhow, positive psychology mindset and entrepreneurial spirit needed to be successful in self-publishing.

We arrange print on demand global distribution and wide eBook distribution for your books while you keep 100% of your royalties. Your books are on sale in 70 online retailers worldwide.

We understand that creating your book is only part of the job – so we provide training on publishing, marketing, and developing a positive mindset.  We have established a local and global community of Indie Authors to help encourage you to reach your goals. Our community are very important to us, we believe that through supporting each other we all rise. 100% of our authors would recommend us to a friend.

We have monthly Indie Author Café meetings in Waterstones Bookshop in Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. We help you to reach readers and highlight your books with our online book club, Indie Author Marketplace days, Book Week Scotland events and much more.

If you are thinking of publishing, then check out our website for full details of our books and services. Kim offers free consultations to explore if self-publishing is right for you.

Belle Media

Belle Media develops creative content and IP and has produced hardback, paperback and picture books, ebooks, audiobooks, video games, comic strips and digital portals. Belle Media is the creator and publisher of Tigeropolis, The Adventures of Captain Bobo and Hurricane Hutch, and they are always open to collaborations.