The network for trade,
training and development
Network Member of the Month is Prepress Projects (and they are currently
recruiting for a Project Editor / Project Leader - apply by 18 October).
Jemma Neville, author of Constitution Street (404 Ink)
won The City Award at the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2019.
Canongate's Publicity Director Anna Frame who was awarded
The Sophie Christopher Publicist of the Year Award at this year's
Booksellers Association (BA)
Conference. See The Bookseller of 9 September
Edinburgh University Press has acquired the publishing
assets of Edinburgh law publisher Avizandum
Publishing. See the EUP website.
Itchy Coo / Black & White Publishing won Scots
Business o the Year at the Scots Language Awards.
Imogen Stirling (Project Officer at 404 Ink, Poet, Theatre-Maker
and Musician) was shortlisted for Creative Edinburgh's Independent Award
Cut & Paste: 400 Years of
Collage by Patrick Elliott, Freya Gowrley and
Yuval Etgar (NGS Publishing) was shortlisted for The Commercial
Award at the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2019.
Diary o a Wimpy Wean by Jeff Kinney, tr by Thomas
Clark (Itchy Coo/Black & White Publishing) won Scots Bairn's
Book o the Year at the Scots Language Awards.
The film based on Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth (Canongate
Books) is shortlisted for Best International Literary Adaptation at
the Frankfurt Book Fair Film Awards
Armistice Runner by Tom Palmer
and Run Wild by Gill Lewis (both
Barrington Stoke) have been nominated for the Fantastic Book Awards 2019/20.
Hard Down! Hard Down! by Captain Jack
Isbester and Engineering Hitler's Downfall by
Gwilym Roberts (both Whittles) and Salt on Your Tongue by Charlotte
Runcie (Canongate) are nominated for the Mountbatten Maritime Award for the Best Book
2020 by Kenneth Steven (Saraband) features
on the Portico Prize 2019 longlist.
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
(Sandstone Press) is the Hay Festival's Book of the Month October 2019.
The Easternmost House by Juliet Blaxland
(Sandstone Press) has been shortlisted for Best Biography/Memoir at
the East Anglian Book Awards 2019.
Evie in the Jungle by Matt Haig
(Canongate) is among the World Book Day titles for 2020.
The People's Act of Love by James Meek and
Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig appear
in The Guardian's Readers Picks of Best Books of this Century.
Voting for the Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award 2019 is open until midnight on
Monday 14 October 2019. Members books include: The Wind That lays Waste by Selva Almada
(Charco Press), My Name is Monster by Katie Hale
(Canongate), A Superior Spectre by Angela Meyer
(Saraband), Animals Eat Each Other by Elle Nash (404
Ink) and Dune Song by Anissa M Bouziane (Sandstone
The Flame by Leonard Cohen (Canongate) is
one of the shortlisted poetry books up for a BAMB Readers Award.
Public voting is open until 23:59 on 3 November
2019 and all voters have the chance to win one of five £100
National Book Tokens.