Network Member of the Month is
Mairi Sutherland. Mairi is a freelance
editor/proofreader, experienced in managing the editorial process
from manuscript through to publication. Sje work on a wide range of
publications: schoolbooks (mainly primary/secondary mathematics);
academic books (mainly astronomy, mathematics, philosophy,
history); general trade books, including highly illustrated books;
corporate publications. For more and to contact Mairi, see her Network Member listing.
On Friday 20 March, The Bookseller announced the shortlists for
the British Book Awards (Nibbies) 2020. We're delighted to see
members Jenny Brown, Scottish Book Trust and
HarperCollins on them:
- Jenny Brown is shortlisted for Literary Agent
of the Year
- Scottish Book Trust is on the shortlist
for Marketing Strategy of the Year Award - for Book Week
- HarperCollins, its imprints and its books have
a slew of shortlistings including Publisher of the Year and Fiction
Book of the Year.
Congratulations to Sandstone Press, the Scotland winner of the
regional and country round of the British Book Awards Small Press of the Year
2020. The overall winner will be announced on 29 June 2020
along with all the other Nibbies.
celebrates 25 years of service as the foremost supplier of quality
metadata to libraries.
Prepress Projects have achieved the Paths for
All's Walk at Work Award.
Our distribution service BookSource is celebrating its 25th
The Adventures of China Iron by
Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona
Mackintosh, and published by Edinburgh-based Charco Press, is one
of the six books shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020.
Seafood Shack by Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick
(to be published by Kitchen Press in 2021) is the winner of
the Jane Grigson Trust Award for New Food and Drink
Lark by Anthony McGowan (Barrington
Stoke) is shortlisted for The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2020.
One Shot by Tanya Landman (Barrington
Stoke) has won the Scottish Book Trust's Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2020.
To Calais, In Ordinary Time by James Meek
(Canongate Books) is longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize 2020.
My Name is Monster by Katie Hale
(Canongate Books) is on The Blackwell's Golden Tentacle shortlist.
The Burning Land by George Alagiah
(Canongate Books) has been longlisted for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award.
This is our Story by Ian Murray
(Luath Press) was announced as the winner of the Best Biography or
Memoir by a Parliamentarian at the Parliamentary Book Awards on 26 February
D-Day Dog by Tom Palmer (Barrington
Stoke) is shortlisted for The Sheffield Children's Book Award
and The James Reckitt Hull Childrens Book Award
The National Galleries of Scotland exhibition
title Bridget Riley has been shortlisted
for the 'Best Exhibition Catalogue' at the Cultural Enterprises Awards.
The Nature of Spring by Jim Crumley
(Saraband) has been shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies prize for nature
Luna Press Publishing have 3 titles in the British
Science Fiction Association Book Awards longlists: For Your Own
Good (in Wourism and Other Stories) by Ian Whates
(Best Shorter Fiction), A Shadow Within: Evil in Fantasy and Science
Fiction by Francesca T Barbini (ed) and About Writing by Gareth L Powell
(both nominated for Best Non-Fiction). The winners will be
announced on 11 April 2020.