With the publishing landscape proving more challenging than ever for new writers in Scotland, Caroline Carpenter looks at the schemes and systems designed to support them.
Here is a call for those of us involved in writing - and perhaps in all sectors of the book industry - to speak openly about failure and its ubiquity.
May 14 2021 Douglas Stuart has won Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, triumphing with his “truly exceptional” début novel, Shuggie Bain. Other winners at the virtual ceremony (held on 13th May) were 17-year-old Dara McAnulty, former monk Jay Shetty, Delia Owens, Caroline Hirons, Robert Galbraith, and M G Leonard and Sam Sedgman. Source: The Bookseller More News Stories
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The pandemic has been a boom time for books but there are fears that home-working has had a negative impact on more junior staff in the industry, agent and author Sam Copeland has said.
Kyle Books will publish presenter and cookery writer Clodagh McKenna’s speedy recipe collection, In Minutes.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has pre-empted a “dazzling” novel by author and lecturer Stephanie Bishop about a trip to a literary prize ceremony which has tragic consequences.
The Independent Publishers Guild is collaborate with the Book Chain Project to improve industry-wide understanding of environmental impacts in the supply chain.
Vicki Watson will be joining HarperCollins's publishing division HQ on 7th June in the newly created role of deputy marketing director, moving from her role as head of marketing at Canongate.