Announced at the Saltire Literary awards ceremony was the winner of the 2017 Saltire Publisher of the Year Award, which went to Birlinn, who over its 25 years of publishing, Birlinn has consistently produced interesting, important and quality books with high production values.
Only in its second year, the winner of the Saltire Emerging Publisher of the Year Award was also announced as being presented jointly to founders of indie publisher 404Ink, Laura Jones and Heather McDaid, whose dedication and innovation are changing the face of modern Scottish publishing.
2017 Saltire Publisher Awards shortlist unveiled
at special event in Edinburgh
2017 sees awards for both Publishing companies and individuals at the beginning of their career in the industry. Established publishers such as Canongate and Birlinn are shortlisted alongside new comers 404Ink who have had phenomenal success with their first publication Nasty Women,and niche publishers Handspring.
Emerging talents, such as Kirstin Lamb of Barington Stoke and Laura Waddell of Harper Collins, have been shortlisted for the Emerging Publisher of the Year Award for their commitment, innovation and adaptability within the industry.
The panel for the award comprised:
• Aly Barr, Scottish Poetry Library
• Jenny Brown, Jenny Brown Associates
• Marion Sinclair, CEO, Publishing Scotland
• Professor Claire Squires, University of Stirling
• Plus Invited Guests