Press office

Welcome to the Book Festival press office. If you have a media request of any sort, please contact us at and we will do our best to help.

Please be sure to keep checking this page – updates to Press Office provision will be posted here first.

The Press Office can advise on specific areas of the programme and or help to arrange interviews with participating authors and Book Festival staff.

Where is the Press Office?

The Book Festival’s press office is located during the Festival on our site at Edinburgh Futures Institute, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh. The press office will be open August 10-25, from 09:30-20:30 every day of the Book Festival. Come along, ask any questions, work with us to set up pre-booked interviews etc. A space for interviews, pre-booked through the press office will be made available where possible.

Please be sure to keep checking this page – updates to Press Office provision will be posted here first.

How do I get a Press Pass?

If you wish to receive press releases, press tickets to events, ongoing information about events (online or in-person) and participating authors, or wish to arrange interviews with authors or members of the Book Festival team during the Festival, please apply for media accreditation.

Go to the media accreditation site

How do I get tickets to events?

Please apply for media accreditation first and you may apply for press tickets through the accreditation portal. Many events will be livestreamed and will be free for media to access. Full details will be provided upon confirmation of accreditation.

How do I get photographs of events?

We have a library of high-resolution Book Festival images. The images are copyright free and you may use them to publicise Edinburgh International Book Festival events and activities in print or online.

Please credit: Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Visit our Press image gallery

Publicity shots of all authors participating in the current Book Festival are available for media use following the programme announcement.

No photography is possible during Book Festival events.

Photocalls for some authors may be called while they are on site at the Book Festival. Advance notice will be sent to accredited photographers and photocalls will take place outside. As always, these are dependent on weather and author availability. All photographers wishing to take pictures on the Book Festival site must be accredited with the Press Office.

For any specific photograph requests please contact us at

How do I arrange interviews with authors and participants?

All requests to interview authors, participants and staff at Edinburgh International Book Festival should be directed through the press office. Please contact us at and we will do everything we can to facilitate your request.

Contacting the Press Office

If you have a press enquiry please contact:

Sarah Drummond at Premier PR
07741 316934