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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.

Black and White Publishing highlights

The Gruffalo in Scots

The Gruffalo in Scots by Julia Donaldson; translated by James Robertson.

A children’s classic, The Gruffalo has now been translated into Scots by our children’s imprint, Itchy Coo. Due to the success, we’ve now also published The Gruffalo in Doric, Dundee, Orkney, Shetland,and Glaswegian dialects.

Peter Bakes

Peter Bakes by Peter Sawkins.

When Peter Sawkins became the youngest ever winner of the Great British Bake Off in 2020, it was a landmark moment on a journey that began when he started baking flapjacks and shortbread aged five.

In his debut cookbook, Peter reveals his trademark tricks to baking success. With easy-to-follow recipes, he shares everything from bakes for beginners to celebratory showstoppers.

The White Bird Passes

Another Time, Another Place by Jessie Kesson.

A moving portrayal of the tragic consequences of a clash of cultures, Another Time, Another Place is a haunting tale of love and war from one of Scotland’s finest authors.

Becoming Mila

Becoming Mila by Estelle Maskame.

Set in Los Angeles and Nashville over a long, hot summer, Becoming Mila is the first book in an irresistibly addictive and exhilarating trilogy from internationally bestselling author Estelle Maskame, shimmering with love, friendship, family frictions – and lots of romance.

Dog Days: A Year With Olive and Mabel

Dog Days: A Year With Olive and Mabel by Andrew Cotter.

Join two of the internet’s favourite dogs and their owner, Sports Broadcaster Andrew Cotter, on a journey through a year unlike any other.

Sisters of Berlin

Sisters of Berlin by Juliet Conlin. 

An exciting contemporary fiction title from the author of the bestselling The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days.