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Sandstone Press

Sandstone Press is an independent publisher based in Scotland, with an international outlook. We aim to publish thoughtful, intelligent and emotionally engaging narratives, both fiction and non-fiction, from unique voices, which engage strongly with the contemporary world.

Award-winning literature from an award winning publisher
Sandstone Press was selected as Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the year in 2014 and 2019, the first company to win the award twice, Nibbies Small Press of the Year in 2019, and short listed as IPG Trade Independent Publisher of the Year in 2020. Sandstone Press employees and authors have won or been listed for many prizes including Saltire Society Emerging Publisher of the Year, the International Booker and Booker Prizes.

Sandstone Press is represented by Inpress Books, with eBook distributed by Faber Factory.

Established: 2002

Publications (yearly average): 25–30

Types of book published: Fiction and non-fiction

Submissions: See the website

Sandstone Press highlights

Around the Coast in Eighty Waves

Around the Coast in Eighty Waves by Jonathan Bennett (Sandstone Press).

Babylon Berlin
Josephine Tey - A Life

Josephine Tey – A Life by Jennifer Morag Henderson (Sandstone Press).


Ordeal by Jorn Lier Horst (Sandstone Press).

Out There

Out There by Chris Townsend (Sandstone Press).