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05 April 2020


Saraband is a creative independent publisher known for its engaging, well-written and beautiful non-fiction titles (especially in nature, history and memoir), and for its emerging literary and crime fiction lists. The crime, mystery and noir titles are published under a separate imprint, Contraband.

Saraband was named inaugural Saltire Society Publisher of the Year (in 2013) and published Graeme Macrae Burnet's 2016 Man Booker Prize-shortlisted His Bloody Project.

Saraband have also been innovators in the digital realm, creating the hit Burns Night app, and co-producing Bookspotting with Publishing Scotland and Nesta.


Established: 2000

Publications (yearly average): 12

Types of books published: Literary and commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir and biography

Submission details: Rarely accept unsolicited manuscripts


Publishing Scotland Company Development Project  Saraband was one of the publishers that participated in the Publishing Scotland Company Development Project. For more information on Saraband's involvement you can watch the Saraband Case Study video. For a general overview, visit the Project page


People: Sara Hunt (Managing Director) and Craig Hillsley

Address: Digital World Centre, 1 Lowry Plaza, Media City, The Quays, Salford M50 3UB
Tel: +44 (0) 161 216 4002
Facebook: Saraband Books
Sales representation: PGUK