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Freight Books

Freight is one of Scotland’s leading communications consultancies and has always had a strong involvement in the publishing industry. Freight edits and publishes Gutter, Scotland’s magazine of new writing which won the Chairman’s Award at the Scottish Design Awards in 2010. Recent contributors include Louise Welsh, Ronald Frame, Ewan Morrison, Ron Butlin, Zoe Strachan, Kirsten McKenzie, Gordon Legge, amongst many others. In 2010 we launched Dougie’s War, a graphic novel about the war in Afghanistan, by Somerset Maugham Award-winner, Rodge Glass.

Freight Books is a new imprint focused on publishing high quality fiction for an English speaking readership. We are committed to publishing work by established writers, brilliant debuts, short story collections, forgotten classics, occasional novels-in-translation and, from time to time, poetry collections.

Periodical projects include design and typesetting of the Scottish Review of Books, alumni magazines for University of Edinburgh and University of West of Scotland and staff magazines for Glasgow City Council. The company has also worked on a wide range of book jacket design projects for companies such as Hachette Scotland, Black and White, STL, Paternoster and Rutherford House.

Freight is based in Glasgow and works with a wide range of commercial, public and third sector organisations across brand identity, literature, web, exhibitions and packaging. The company regularly wins creative awards for its work. In 2015 Freight was awarded Publisher of the Year at the Saltire Society’s literary awards.

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