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Books from Scotland: the big picture

It feels slightly strange to be writing this introduction to the Books from Scotland special (in partnership with Creative Scotland) as the world, and... Read more

Bathgate reflects on Barrington Stoke’s impact as list breaks into the mainstream

Edinburgh-based children’s publisher Barrington Stoke's editorial director Ailsa Bathgate reflects on 12 months of awards recognition, which has seen its titles reach young readers across the board. ... Read more

Against the odds: Scottish publishers on overcoming the challenges of a pandemic

Most Scottish publishers and bookish bodies adapted their offer in 2020 to defy the lockdown restrictions, with many reporting record years—these are their learnings.... Read more

Douglas Stuart | 'Representation of the working-class is essential for diversity in literature'

Scottish author Douglas Stuart talks to us about his Booker Prize 2020 winning début novel, Shuggie Bain.   Read more

Ross MacKenzie | 'publishers north of the border seem to be growing in confidence'

Ten years after his award-winning début burst onto the scene, Ross MacKenzie looks back on how his writing, and the Scottish children’s scene, has grown... Read more

Jackie Kay | 'If you’re a poet, you never really retire'

As Jackie Kay's tenure as Scots Makar comes to a close, she reflects on poetry's vital place in Scottish culture - and her hopes for... Read more

Scotland's bestsellers: Pinch beats Connolly to the punch

The runaway hit cookbook Pinch of Nom was the bestseller in Scotland in 2019, after seeing off Glaswegian comic Billy Connolly Read more

Scottish book trade backed to bounce back with gusto from Coronavirus blow

Despite the impact and fallout from Covid-19 proving costly for a number of Scottish books businesses, most north of the border are backing the sector... Read more

Former Scots Makar Morgan’s centenary celebrated by trust and new publishing

The genre-bending poet and translator Edwin Morgan, who would have turned 100 this year, is being toasted by a new grant scheme to give his... Read more

Bedi backs distributor to be a source of comfort for publishers in its 25th year

Glasgow-based distributor BookSource is ploughing on during the lockdown to serve its publisher clients, many of whom are reliant on its service to fulfil direct-to-consumer... Read more

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