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Saraband signs up with Faber Factory Plus

Saraband is delighted to announce that the company is joining Faber Factory Plus, the dedicated sales service for the independent publishing sector run by Faber and Faber. Faber Factory Plus will represent our new titles with publication dates from January 2013. However, we will be moving our distribution to Macmillan Distribution Ltd (MDL) with immediate effect.

Sara Hunt, owner of Saraband, said: “We are obviously very excited to be signing up with Faber Factory Plus as it represents a significant opportunity for us to strengthen our ongoing operations and ensure that our books are seen by the widest possible audience.”

Faber Factory Plus celebrates the breadth, creativity and quality of independent publishing by representing a range of companies that now includes Saraband. The scheme’s dedicated sales force provides an efficient way of presenting lists that, though commercially significant, may not be able to be seen individually. For more information, see


Handbook of Scotland's Wild Harvests is Book of the Month

Our new foraging book, A Handbook of Scotland's Wild Harvests, has rounded off a successful summer by being named as Book of the Month on, the website run by Publishing Scotland to showcase the best Scottish and Scottish-interest books.

Since being launched in July, A Handbook of Scotland's Wild Harvests has been brilliantly received by both critics and readers - whether they're expert foragers or just people curious to find out a little more about Scotland's natural bounty. The book's editor, Fi Martynoga, has been giving talks and cooking demonstrations everywhere from the Big Tent green festival to the Edinburgh Book Fringe, and everyone from the BBC to The Scotsman has reported on the increasingly popular phenomenon of foraging.

Very shortly we'll also be releasing an exciting mobile phone app to complement the book. More details coming soon...

Laura Marney at Bloody Scotland festival

Novelist Laura Marney is riding high at the moment after a successful appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and her book Nobody Loves a Ginger Baby going to Number 1 in the Amazon Kindle contemporary fiction chart.

This weekend she’s appearing at Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s first International Crime Writing Festival taking place in Stirling from Friday 14 September to Sunday 16 September. Along with fellow Scottish writer Allan Guthrie, who has written five crime fiction novels, Laura will be giving writing masterclasses at the festival. She will be leading two workshops: ‘Dark Alleys: Creating Atmospheric Settings’ and ‘Victims and Villains: Developing Convincing Characters’.

The masterclasses are taking place at the University of Stirling campus. For details and booking information, please click here

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