• Saltire Society Publisher of the Year 2016 Shortlist

    We are absolutely delighted to be included on the shortlist for 'Publisher of the Year 2016' at the Saltire Society Literary Awards, for the second year in a row! Five publishers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Saltire Publisher of the Year Award:


    The judging panel said the following about Black & White:

    "Black and White Publishing have taken a significant step change in their activities and in the process shown a willingness to take risks and innovate. Their strong and positive relationship with their authors also continues to impress."

    As part of the Inspiring Scotland programme, announced to celebrate the Saltire Society's 80th anniversary earlier this year, the winner of the Publisher of the Year Award will receive a fully funded place to the Yale Publishers Course in August 2017. The winners will be formally announced at a special ceremony in Edinburgh on 24 November.

    Black & White Publishing was also shortlisted for the 'Publisher of the Year 2015' award at last years awards, for which we were awarded a Commendation.

  • Estelle Maskame Wins Young Scot Award!

    A massive congratulations to our young adult author, Estelle Maskame, who has won the Arts Award at the 2016 Young Scot Awards!

    Estelle attended the glittering Young Scot Awards Ceremony on Wednesday evening (27th April) at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The event was hosted by Radio DJ Edith Bowman, and Estelle was one of three finalists up for the Arts Award.

    The Arts Award was presented by Scottish actor Kevin Guthrie and Chair of Young Scot, Dame Sue Bruce.

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    Since its launch in 2006, the Young Scot Awards has celebrated the inspirational contributions of thousands of young Scots who have made a real difference to communities across Scotland, recognising the amazing achievements of some of Scotland’s truly remarkable young people.

    Since signing a book deal for the trilogy at the age of 17, Estelle is now enjoying international success. Her DIMILY series has been published across the world in 11 countries so far, including the USA.

    Estelle is fresh off of a European publicity tour, meeting fans and press in Helsinki, Berlin and Madrid, with more planned trips for this summer. Estelle recently headlined at YAY! YA, Scotland’s first teen festival, and was also shortlisted for a Romantic Novelist’s Association Award for the Best Young Adult Novel 2016.

    The B&W Team were at the awards ceremony to celebrate Estelle being a finalist. We are all absolutely delighted for her and look forward to publishing Did I Mention I Miss You?, the final book in the DIMILY Trilogy in July this year!


    Make sure you 'Like' Estelle Maskame on Facebook to see more pictures from the night!

  • Estelle Maskame Finalist in Young Scot Awards

    Estelle 29We're delighted to announce that Estelle Maskame is a finalist at the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2016! Estelle is a finalist in the Arts category.

    Now in its eleventh year, the Awards will celebrate contributions and work across volunteering, community, diversity, enterprise and education. From hundreds of entries, three finalists will be chosen in each of the 12 categories.

    The winners will be announced at a sensational red carpet ceremony, full of VIP guests and entertainment at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 27 April 2016.

    Details of all of the finalists can be found here:

  • Estelle Maskame shortlisted for a Romantic Novel Award 2016

    Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame has been shortlisted in The Young Adult Romantic Novel Award of the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards. This category features protagonists who are teenagers or young adults. The teenage author is from Peterhead and built up a huge following on Wattpad before being published by Edinburgh-based Black & White Publishing (see The Guardian 25 June 2015).

    Fern Britton, television presenter and author, will present the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Awards for 2016 during a glittering ceremony in London on 7 March.

    The awards comprise six categories - Contemporary Romantic Novel, Epic Romantic Novel, Historical Romantic Novel, Romantic Comedy Novel, the RoNA Rose Award (for shorter and category romance) and Young Adult Romantic Novel - with five authors shortlisted for each one.

    The winners of the six categories will be announced during the evening and those six authors will then go forward to compete for the overall prize of The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Fern Britton will then reveal the author whose book has won the RNA's most prestigious and coveted award, along with a cheque for £5,000 (five thousand pounds).

    For the full shortlists, see the RoNA website.

  • Laura Nicol Shortlisted for Best Newcomer Award

    A massive congratulations to our Press Officer, Laura Nicol, who has been shortlisted for the 'Best Newcomer of the Year' for her work on the publicity campaign of Did I Mention I Love You? By Estelle Maskame at the Publisher's Publicity Circle annual awards.

    The Best Newcomer award is sponsored by The Bookseller Association and the PPC Award for Hardback Non-Fiction is sponsored by Waterstones. The full shortlists can be found on the PPC website.

  • Saltire Society Publisher of the Year Commendation

    We're delighted to have received a commendation at this year's Saltire Society Publisher of the Year Awards, alongside fellow Edinburgh publisher Floris Books. A huge congratulations to the winners, Freight Books, and all of the other shortlisted publishers.

    More information on the 2015 Saltire Society Literary Awards can be found here.

  • 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:

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