Role of books in 'unsettling' times explored at Publishing Scotland conference

Role of books in 'unsettling' times explored at Publishing Scotland conference

The challenges and opportunities presented by the current “unsettling” political climate were the overarching concerns of the annual Publishing Scotland Conference in Edinburgh yesterday (22nd February), with publishers, booksellers and agents discussing the challenge of Brexit, Trump and the role of books and bookselling. 

Introducing the conference, which achieved “record attendence” this year, agent Jenny Brown of Jenny Brown Associates said: “There are readers reaching for books to try and understand this new world, and it makes our job of supporting writers and reaching readers all th...

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