Scottish Books To Look Out For In Autumn/Winter 2017

Showcasing the best books from Scottish publishers for Autumn/Winter 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 autumn and winter 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 in the latter half of this year…

The print version of New Books Scotland launched in August 2017

Welcome to the latest showcase of Scottish writing and publishing for Autumn/Winter 2017. Here we feature new talent from small presses, established writers creating powerful new works, fantastic children’s books and young adult imprints. The selection of new and upcoming books offered in this edition of New Books Scotland reflects the energy and talent bursting forth from Scotland’s publishing scene.

Our publishers continue to delight and inspire young readers, with art-driven children’s titles from Serafina Press, Moonlight Publishing’s stunning illustrated information books, imaginative cross-over titles from dynamic Glasgow-based Strident Publishing, and Floris Books – Scottish Publisher of the Year (2016) and the largest children’s book publisher in Scotland. Floris Books also specialise in non-fiction for adults, with unusual titles bringing new perspectives on the world. This fresh outlook and passion for alternative voices is also evident in titles from Black and White Publishing which has grown into one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres. In addition, creative independent publisher Saraband strive to offer readers an offbeat, original selection while ThunderPoint Publishing brings you radical ideas and challenging messages from established and first-time authors.

Elsewhere, Scotland’s publishers continue to forge partnerships internationally. Sandstone Press demonstrate a strong commitment to publishing titles from all over the world while Vagabond Voices is an independent publisher that is both Scottish and fervently European in its aims, introducing new titles from Scottish authors and translating fiction from other languages. Meanwhile, Scotland’s own languages are celebrated and promoted by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS), a charity promoting the study, teaching and writing of Scottish literature.

Our capital city remains home to publishers large and small. The superb output by Edinburgh University Press reflects their place in one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished centres of learning, while the wonderfully illustrated and immaculately researched titles from Historic Environment Scotland are a must for anyone with an interest in Scotland’s history and heritage. Such readers would also cherish publications from the Society of Antiquaries, an establishment which has actively supported the study and enjoyment of Scotland’s past for over 200 years. Relative newcomers Scotland Street Press have consistently produced quality fiction and non-fiction since their founding in Edinburgh in 2014, while Muddy Pearl, an independent publisher of Christian books, continue to provide a range of thought-provoking titles.

The breadth of output and diverse approaches from our member publishers continues to impress those at home and abroad. Whittles Publishing have forged an international reputation for their academic and professional titles, as well as their wide range of non-fiction books, while BHP Comics handle books from established creators alongside cutting-edge talent. Readers should also seek out William Collins, part of HarperCollins, for a roster of prize-winning and agenda-setting books spanning science, history, art, politics and current affairs, biography, religion and natural history. And finally, National Galleries of Scotland, with their influential books on the visual arts, continue to provide readers with engaging, accessible and affordable books, offering an insight into the nation’s collection and exhibitions. The high quality, diverse and inspiring selection of titles in this edition of New Books Scotland showcases the talent, creativity and dynamism of our member publishers, providing you with an insight into the exciting Scottish publishing scene.

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