Monthly Archives: November 2015

  • Christmas Gift Guide

    Are you as excited as we are for the upcoming holiday season? We have a whole lot of Christmas inspiration for you, whether you’re already fretting about what gifts to give all those people who never seem to know what they want, or just want to get into the spirit!




    Dogs just love the snow; it’s a fact. This wonderful collection brings dogs from all walks of life together, big and small, long and short-haired, to enjoy themselves in the wintry weather! Experience a whole new d’aww moment every time you turn the page – dog catching a Frisbee in snow? Check. Dog standing up in snow? You got it. Dogs hugging in snow? Nothing has ever been so cute. Dogs shovelling snow? No, of course not, they’re too busy playing in it!



    We’ve all been there. ‘There’s been a horrible accident. LOL Mum.’ These are the kind of mistakes made every day when a parent gets hold of a mobile phone. WTF is perfect for anyone with a particularly text-phobic mum or dad, so they can share in the tragic hilarity of them falling prey to autocorrect, misusing internet slang, or forcing them to fake-laugh at dad jokes.



    Colouring is cool. Inside the lines, outside the lines, in black and white or colour. What makes colouring cooler? Colouring Scotland, that’s what. Create and Colour Scotland lets your imagination run free as you colour in beautiful Scottish scenes, recreate some of Scotland’s famous faces and animals, create your own tartan and fuel any suspicions you might have about the existence of the Loch Ness Monster as you make your own fingerprint Nessie. Colouring and Scotland have never been more creatively intertwined!




    You know those people who get angry when you borrow a book from them and give it back with one tiny bend in the spine? Yeah, this book is definitely not for them. This destructive therapy book works by encouraging you to take out all your frustrations and angst on it – run it over, tear it to shreds, take a hammer to it, answer its annoyingly insightful questions and feel all that stress melt away. Want to see a dog doing it? Of course you do.

  • Black & White Shortlisted for Saltire Society Publisher of the Year

    We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s annual Scottish Publisher of the Year Award for 2015!

    The panel commended Black & White for their strong editorial focus and good digital marketing practices.  The panel also noted that Black and White had a good understanding of their target readerships and audiences.

    Established in 2013 and supported by Creative Scotland, the Saltire Society Publisher of the Year Award is dedicated to encouraging and supporting the Scottish publishing industry. Organised by independent charity the Saltire Society as an integral part of its annual programme of awards and events, the Award aims to recognise and promote the work of Scottish publishers as a critical component of Scotland’s modern literary landscape.

    The shortlist includes last year’s winner, Dingwall-based Sandstone Press alongside 2013 winner Saraband, based in Glasgow. Also featured on the list are a trio of Edinburgh based publishing companies including Black & White Publishing, founded in 1999, children’s book and adult non-fiction specialists Floris Books and Luath Press, originally established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country but more recently relocated to the capital. The list is completed by Glasgow-based Freight Books, a relative newcomer to the Scottish publishing market, set up in 2001.

    This year’s winner will be announced as part of the Saltire Literary Awards ceremony on the 26thNovember.

    More details on the awards and all of the shortlisted publishers can be found here:

  • Ursula's Secret Launch

    We enjoyed a fantastic turnout for the launch of our Sunday Mail Fiction Competition winner, Ursula's Secret by Mairi Wilson.

    Big thanks to Waterstones Edinburgh West End for hosting the event, and to everyone who came along. Below are just a few pictures from the evening. Ursula's Secret Launch Audience - Ursula's Secret LaunchBook Launch for Ursula's Secret Mairi Wilson with Ursula's Secret Cake! Mairi Wilson signing copies of Ursula's Secret

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