Scottish Publisher Showcase

Get a taste of the breadth of Scotland’s vibrant publishing landscape from the shores of Leith to the Isle of Lewis. With 100-plus publishers in our small country, we celebrate and amplify the voices of the established and debut publishers who, despite the odds, continue to find and bring fresh voices to readers. This showcase event is chaired by Scottish broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson and you’ll also see some familiar literary faces making an appearance, including popular Scottish authors Jackie Kay, Val McDermid and David Keenan. Publishers joining the event are Sam McDowell from Charco Press, Anne Glennie from Cranachan Publishing, Lauren Nickodemus from Monstrous Regiment, Kay Farrell from Sandstone Press, Libby Hamilton from Barrington Stoke, Laura Jones from 404 Ink, Sha Nazir from BHP Comics and Sara Hunt from Saraband. Featuring every kind of writing from graphic novels, children’s and young adult books to literature in translation, this event spotlights the latest brave and bold literature emerging from Scotland’s publishing scene. Presented in partnership with Publishing Scotland.

This event was filmed live at the 2021 Edinburgh International Book Festival. Sally Magnusson and some of the publisher participants were on stage, the others took part remotely.

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