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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

Luath Press Ltd

Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of ‘The Twa Dogs’ Luath after Cuchullin’s hunting dog in Ossian’s Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns’ first lodgings on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Luath Press is an independent publishing house which offers distinctive writing with a hint of unexpected pleasures. Luath Press is based in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town and is committed to publishing well written books worth reading. Prizewinning books include Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey (Orwell Prize 2018) and Memory and Straw by Angus Peter Campbell (Saltire Society Fiction Book of the Year 2017).

Established: 1981

Publications (yearly average): 40–50

Types of books published: Committed to publishing well written books worth reading. Subjects covered include: fiction; history; guide books; walking; poetry; art; humour; biography; natural history; politics & current issues and much more.

Submission details: Anything from a tentative phone call to a complete manuscript in English, Scots or Gaelic (including introduction, author profile, synopsis etc) welcome – we are delighted to have the opportunity to discuss/explore potential projects with any individual or organisation, preferably (but not exclusively) based in Scotland.

Black and White Publishing

Black & White Publishing was founded in 1999 by Managing Director Campbell Brown and Publishing Director Alison McBride. Since then, the business has grown into one of Scotland’s leading publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres and, in 2021, we became part of Bonnier Books UK. Committed to publishing the best books from the most talented writers in Scotland, the UK and beyond, some of our bestselling authors include Andrew Cotter, Estelle Maskame, Coinneach MacLeod, Peter Sawkins and Donna Ashworth. We publish an extensive range of titles, including general non-fiction, biography, sport and humour, as well as fiction, young adult and children’s books.

Established: 1999

Publications (yearly average): 50-60

Types of books published: General non-fiction; memoirs; biographies; sport; true crime; cookery; humour; fiction; YA (15+); Children’s

Submission details: For full submission guidelines, please visit our website.