I am very honoured to be shortlisted for The Emerging Publisher of the Year Award, particularly in a year which has been challenging for everyone in the publishing industry. I feel proud to work alongside my colleagues in the Rights team at Canongate, a Scottish publisher which continues to have such a strong international outlook."  Bethany Ferguson 


I couldn’t be more thrilled for Bethany to be shortlisted for the Emerging Publisher of the Year Award, in recognition of her stellar work in Rights. We are so lucky to have Bethany on our team and this shortlisting is incredibly well deserved. " Caroline Clarke, Senior Rights Manager at Canongate Books  

It is such a huge honour to be shortlisted for the Emerging Publisher of the Year Award. I am always keen to expand my horizons and I feel incredibly fortunate to be recognised by The Saltire Society for my work in academic publishing. "  Louise Hutton 

I’m absolutely thrilled that Louise has been shortlisted for the Emerging Publisher of the Year in Scotland’s National Book Awards, 2021. Louise is dedicated to publishing and has adapted her skills to a range of roles in a short space of time. She’s a fantastic colleague who has so much to give. I’m delighted for her to receive this recognition. " Carol Macdonald, Head of Editorial (Books)

I’m delighted to be shortlisted for Emerging Publisher of the Year. The Scottish publishing industry is wonderfully supportive and a joy to be part of."  Ceris Jones 


Ceris has been an asset to Sandstone since she joined us. During these challenging times, she has continued to grow and develop, finding new ways to promote and support Sandstone’s authors. If she is selected, she will be a fine representative for young Scottish publishers. "  Moira Forsyth