Beware the bright lights: Indies from off the beaten track on making waves

Beware the bright lights: Indies from off the beaten track on making waves

Though much of Scotland’s books scene is based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, several firms are basing them- selves elsewhere, while others are making a concerted effort to reach readers and authors in more remote areas.

Scottish Book Trust runs several initiatives to reach people across the country. BookBug, which sends free books to children nationwide, and Authors Live, which broadcasts talks nfrom writers to every school in Scotland for free, celebrate their 10th anniversaries this year. Its Pitch It programme aims to empower audiences who might not go to festivals or bookshops by bringing ...

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