Saltire Society

  • 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.

  • 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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