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Golden Hare Publishing

The publishing division of Golden Hare Books, Golden Hare Publishing works on a variety of genres including poetry, fiction, non-fiction and children’s.

Notable publications include:

  • The Meadows by Robin Leanse, a 101 sonnet sequence
  • a new edition of Hugh Walpole’s The Cathedral
  • the children’s title The Piper and the Penguin by Stella Powell-Jones and Katie Riddell.

Foggie Toddle Books

Foggie Toddle Books is a small independent publisher (and children’s bookshop) based in Wigtown, Scotland’s National Booktown. We publish children’s picture books with a Scottish theme, including Scots Language titles. In 2021 we were awarded a Scots Language Publication Grant to publish Wheesht! by Susi Briggs.  With our Second Sands imprint we publish poetry, local history, and fiction for adults.

We publish two to four books a year.

Established: 2020

 

Waverley Books

Quirky, special, niche and Scottish, Waverley Books publish well-designed, high-quality books and gift stationery with Scottish connections – history, nostalgia, fiction, humour, travel writing and cookery. Geddes & Grosset publishes reference, educational and children’s books. Waverley produces high-quality notebooks made with British cloth supplied with the authority of Kinloch Anderson.

These imprints are part of The Gresham Publishing Company Limited, an independent company based in Glasgow, and have been publishing books for over 25 years.

www.waverley-books.co.uk / www.geddesandgrosset.com

Established: 1988 as Geddes and Grosset, Waverley established 1997

Types of books published: High-quality books on Scotland, history, trains, nostalgia, fiction, cookery

Submission details: Non-fiction/general reference by letter and synopsis with sample chapter to Ron Grosset

The Wee Book Company

The Wee Book Company Ltd wus incorporated in 2018 wi’ the aim o’ producing quality, modern non-fiction Scottish humour an’ children’s fiction. We’re a’ aboot the funny but we underscore wur books wi’ messages o’ love, positivity, confidence an’ resilience. Aye, it’s important tae us tha’ laughter an’ love go haund in haund.

Awards won:

Highly Commended New Business Of The Year, Mid & East Lothian Business Awards, 2019
Bronze Best Product Award, Launch Gallery, Scotland’s Spring Trade Fair, 2019

Established: 2018

Types of books published: Scottish humour, spiritual, children’s titles & greeting cards

Submission details: Not able to accept unsolicited manuscripts currently

Super Power Agency and Super Power Books

The Super Power Agency is a Scottish Charity (SC046550) working with Scotland’s most disadvantaged and under-resourced young people.  Our creative writing workshops, interdisciplinary programmes, and mentoring, not only make learning fun but also helps to close the educational attainment gap. The workshops, which take place in schools and community organisations, encourage pupils to put pen to paper, build their writing skills and express themselves with confidence.

We publish everything our young writers write through our publishing imprint, Super Power Books. Whether the end result is a book, magazine, chapbook, or graphic novel, through publication our participants become published authors which helps to foster aspiration and self-esteem. All proceeds from the sale of our books helps to keep our programmes free of charge for young people.

Established: 2016

Publications to date: 17

Publications per year: 4 to 6

Serafina Press

Based in the Borders seaside town of Eyemouth, Serafina Press aims to produce art-driven children’s picture books. The books have a strong sense of their Scottish location, but are not limited in appeal to the region – they sell around the UK, and abroad. The stories are aimed at children up to eight years, with illustrations on every page. Cards featuring some of the characters are available.

Serafina Press has a particular interest in working with young illustrators, as well as its long-standing work with acclaimed author and illustrator, Cara Lockhart Smith.

Our publications include Glasgow’s Welcome and Paxton the sheepdog who couldn’t … . The Mouse of Gold and its sequel, The Fierce and Gentle Wolf have been translated into Arabic.

Established: 2006

Types of books published: Children’s full colour picture books

Submission details: We have a very limited list, and several new titles planned, so we’re not looking for story ideas at the moment. Illustrators are welcome to send samples of work for consideration for future projects.

Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust has been bringing the benefits of reading and writing to everyone in Scotland since 1998. Every year, we deliver our world-class programmes and annual awards to well over two million people. From introducing books and storytelling to pre-school children to inspiring and empowering adult readers and writers, we believe it’s never too early – or too late – to begin a magical journey with words.

We deliver our programmes in every local authority area in Scotland and we work with partners ranging from small community groups to the Scottish Government. You’ll find us in schools and libraries and at community events. You’ll find us in towns and cities and in isolated, rural communities. And you’ll find us bringing books to life for children in care, families living in challenging social circumstances and people in prison. In short, you’ll find us wherever we’re needed most.

Company established: 1998

Sainted Media

Sainted Media creates family friendly books and apps for a global community. Our mission is to create beautiful digital products for the whole family to enjoy. In the fulfillment of our mission we work with the best talent in the world, from recent graduates to international broadcasters.

We are creating a series of action packed adventure filled storybooks for children based on the lives of the saints, as well as adventure books for girls. Our titles include Grace O’Malley Pirate QueenMonica Pink Pet ShrinkSusan SeafarerSt PatrickSt AndrewSt Francis of AssisiSt Joan of Arc.

We have acquired the rights to create Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald literary guidebooks with many titles now published: see the Walking with Writers series.

Pipin’s Book

The beginnings of publishing house Pipin’s Book go back to 2011 and our Slovenian roots. We are a sister company of the Slovenian Publishing House Pipinova Knjiga – which literary translates to Pipin’s Book.

We are primarily dedicated to Slovenian – British alliance, bringing Slovenian books to the UK market and bringing books of British authors to the Slovenian market.

Our focus area is educational publishing. This could be in the form of expanding the richness of vocabulary for young readers; raising environmental awareness among children; presenting ideas on how to lead a healthier life style; or following the development of professional athletes through their sport. We are constantly looking for innovative programs and teaching approaches and we are continuously preparing a variety of material which supports education from pre-school years onwards, helping teachers, children and parents to navigate through the guidelines of educational systems.

Established: 2016

Publications (yearly average): 1–3

Submission Details: We are always open to fresh ideas from new and already accomplished authors. Initial ideas transferred onto a couple of pages of paper, or the entire book, we are always happy to read it and see if it would be of our interest to progress with the publication.

Muddy Pearl

Muddy Pearl is an independent Scottish publisher of beautiful general market and thoughtful Christian market books. We publish on family, work, technology, love, loss, belief and faith. We produce our books to the highest standard, drawing wherever we can on the traditional skills and resources available in Scotland.

Established: February 2013
Publications to date: 37
Types of books published: biography and spiritual memoir, family and relationships, prayer and spirituality, social issues, politics and ethics.