We're delighted to announce that Saraband has made it to the shortlist of the inaugural Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year Award, which was launched this year to celebrate excellence and innovation in Scottish publishing.
Saraband joins five other companies on the shortlist, which exemplifies the dynamic and groundbreaking work being done by Scottish publishers to engage new readers and take on new challenges.
The panel of judges described Saraband as ‘a company that has shown shrewd and strategic business thinking in a shifting context. They are collaborative, innovative and are distinguished by fresh thinking in their use of digital technology. Their move to new approaches still has the interest of authors at its heart. Typically of many SMEs in the industry, they punch impressively above their weight.’
The winner of the Award will be announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP, at the Publishing Scotland Reception held during the Edinburgh International Book Festival on the 23rd August 2013 from 7pm.
The other shortlisted publishers include BackPage Press, Barrington Stoke, Edinburgh University Press, Floris Books and Freight Books. All will have their works on sale in The Book Shop at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year Award is supported by Creative Scotland and Publishing Scotland. The Award is dedicated to Dr Gavin Wallace in recognition of his enormous contribution and commitment to Scottish literature.