Network Member of the Month
is The Stirling Centre for International Publishing
and Communication. The centre was established in
1982, and has since developed a global reputation for its
postgraduate degrees in publishing, its research activities, and
its industry links. Focusing on book, magazine, journal and digital
publishing, the Centre trains the publishers of the future,
provides opportunities for those currently working in the industry
to reflect on their professional practice, and through its
research, critically analyses the past, present and future of
publishing. It offers postgraduate degrees in publishing, research,
consultancy, knowledge transfer, short courses. For more
information, see the University of Stirling website.
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.
Lark by Anthony McGowan (Barrington
Stoke) is shortlisted for The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020. The winner
will be announced on 17 June.
The Nature of Spring by Jim Crumley
(Saraband) has been shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies prize for nature writing.
The winner will be announced in early June.
The Burning Land by George Alagiah
(Canongate Books) has been shortlisted for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award. The winner
will be announced on 22 May 2020.
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
2020 (winner will be announced at the end of
Two works published by Luna Press Publishing in Edinburgh have
been longlisted for the NOMMO Awards for Speculative Fiction by
Africans. They are: "Incompleteness Theories" in Incomplete Solutions by Wole Talabi
(Best Novella) and "A Million Reasons Why" in Learning Monkey and Crocodile by
Nick Wood (Best Short Story).
Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Vampire
Menace by Olga Wojtas (Saraband) and So Lucky by Dawn O'Porter
(HarperCollins) are among the books longlisted in the Published
Comedy Novel category of the Comedy
Women in Print Prize 2020.