Publishing Scotland and the Edinburgh International Book
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the largest and
most dynamic festival of its kind in the world. In addition to
hundreds of author events, it runs independent bookshops during the
Festival: one for adults and one for children.
Publishing Scotland has been closely involved with the Festival
from its inception in 1983 (even sharing office space for a few
years) and we and our members take part in three ways:
- We offer our publisher members shelf space in the Festival
- We collaborate on an event for the Festival's main
- We host a reception for members at the Festival.
Shelf space and bookshops
The footfall at the Festival is large so this is an excellent
opportunity to display and sell titles to a book-loving audience.
Publishing Scotland negotiates discounted rates for sales space in
the bookshops and passes them on to our members. We also organise
the member bookings and liaise with the Bookshops Manager on the
layout of our area. During the Festival we make daily visits to the
bookshops to help the booksellers ensure that the display is
stocked and tidy. It's also a great opportunity to meet our
publishers and their authors and readers as the Festival is the
centre of the book world at that time of year.
Publishing Scotland's event in the Festival programme
Every year Publishing Scotland is proud to collaborate with the
Festival team to produce an event in the official Festival
Summer reception at the Festival
As the Festival is undoubtedly a highlight of the publishing
year, Publishing Scotland holds an annual reception there for
members and other guests.