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: http://www.orbit-comms.co.uk/2015-saltire-publisher-of-the-year-shortlist-unveiled/