Support relating to the impact of Covid-19

Here are some sources of support for writers and illustrators in these challenging times. The Authors’ Emergency Fund launched by the Society of Authors – a joint initiative with the [...]

Interesting times – stay safe

These are interesting – if tough – times for us all. We’re fortunate in being able to continue to work very much as normal – and the publishing industry has responded [...]

Fierce, Fearless and Free

This wonderful anthology of stories from all over the world was launched at The Edinburgh Bookshop, an early celebration for International Women’s Day. Author Lari Don explained that she [...]

Are you sitting comfortably?

Three of our illustrators had artwork featured on the BBC website – commissions to accompany short stories for children. Jill Calder‘s illustration is the perfect accompaniment to How [...]

The January Writers’ Tweet Pitch – why not pitch in?

Friday 10th January sees the return of the popular XpoNorth Writers’ Tweet Pitch – from 9am to 9pm literary agents and publishers in Scotland will be glued to their Twitter feed, [...]

A new series from Vivian French!

Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden is the first in a new series of books for newly fluent readers by Vivian French, with illustrations by Nathan Reed. And excellent news is that the second Lottie [...]

Castle Legends

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends was revealed last night in a packed launch event. Author Theresa Breslin and artist Kate Leiper were introduced by their respective editors, [...]

Balloon to the Moon

Gill Arbuthnott‘s latest book – Balloon to the Moon – is a fascinating history of how space fascinated the human race through the ages until eventually they developed the [...]

So you think you’ve got it bad…

It’s great news for Chae Strathie and illustrator Maris Morea – the first in a series of ‘So you think you’ve got it bad…‘ books about the Ancient Greeks has [...]

So many reasons to celebrate Jan Pienkowski!

Jan Pienkowski has been awarded BookTrust‘s Lifetime Achievement Award. It couldn’t have happened to a more talented, influential, innovative and delightful person. You can read about [...]

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