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25 February 2020

Scottish Books International

Scottish Books International is a new service on behalf of the literature sector in Scotland, dedicated to the international promotion of books, writers, festivals and organisations.

Following a period of scoping and research, Scottish Books International will take a strategic and co-ordinated approach to showcasing and championing Scotland's writers, publishers and festivals overseas. The service will develop a strategic plan for international activity, identifying and progressing opportunities for increased visibility for writers, publishers, festivals and organisations; identifying potential income sources, and building relationships with key partners in Scotland and overseas.

Scottish Books International is a partnership service set up by Publishing Scotland and the Edinburgh International Book Festival in conjunction with Creative Scotland.



Steering group:

Jenny Brown, Jenny Brown Associates

Mairi Kidd, Creative Scotland

Sophie Moxon, Edinburgh International Book Festival

Marion Sinclair, Publishing Scotland


Author International Travel Fund

This new fund has been launched by SBI to support Scottish writers wishing to travel overseas to promote their work. With an available budget of £15,000 for 2019/20 the Author International Travel Fund will accept applications on a rolling basis for a period of one year. Writers can apply for a maximum of £1,000 to support travel costs.

For full details and how to apply, see the SBI website.