New Scottish Books & Rights Publication

Showcasing the best books from Scottish publishers for Spring/Summer 2017

Publishing Scotland, in association with Creative Scotland, are pleased to present New Books Scotland, a selection of the best books to look out for from Scottish publishers during spring and summer 2017.

You can discover new reads across fiction, non-fiction, and children’s, and if you’re an international publisher, rights are available for the showcased titles. Read the introduction, and view the PDF below, to find out what Scottish publishing is producing for your reading – and rights-buying – pleasure this year…


Welcome to the latest showcase of Scottish writing and publishing 2017 for Spring/Summer 2017. There is an energy and dynamism in the current scene – from small presses discovering new talent and taking the risk on significant debuts, well-established writers at the height of their storytelling powers, newly revitalised children’s books and young adult imprints, to the latest in crime fiction. The energy, brewing for some years, and finding new outlets and new audiences, is reflected in this selection of new and upcoming books (fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books) being offered for rights sales.

As the support body for the book publishing industry in Scotland we are keen to see the writers and publishers find new audiences internationally, and our activities – international fellowship, Translation Fund, translator residencies, book fair stands, funding, and marketing, including the site – are designed to help their efforts in achieving just that. Here are the books you might want to keep an eye out for this year…

The Spring/Summer print edition of New Books Scotland launched at the London Book Fair in March 2017, which brought the global publishing industry together at the Olympia exhibition centre. New Books Scotland quite literally flew off the busy Publishing Scotland stand! You can see some photos of the launch of the print publication below.

Publishing Scotland’s Lucy at the Publishing Scotland stand

New Books Scotland available on the stand

Book Marketing Manager – and Online Editor of Books from Scotland – Gill at Olympia

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