HarperCollins celebrating 200 years

Harper­Collins have launched a web­site cel­e­brat­ing 200 years of the busi­ness. The illus­trat­ed web­site includes sec­tions on its print­ing his­to­ry in Scot­land (William Collins of Glas­gow and Thomas Nel­sons of Edin­burgh) as well as the print­ing his­to­ry of Harpers in New York. Explore the web­site at: 200 years of Harper­Collins publishers.

Article on dictionary publishing

In her recent arti­cle on Scot­tish pub­lish­ing in Scot­land on Sun­day, Mary O’Neill describes the ‘dis­pro­por­tion­ate con­tri­bu­tion to Eng­lish lan­guage pub­lish­ing’ made by Scot­tish print­­er-pub­­lish­ers, such as W & R Cham­bers, Black­ie & Son, William Collins. The full arti­cle can be read on the Scots­man website.

British Printing Society annual

The British Print­ing Soci­ety have announced that the Pub­lish­ing Group annu­al vol­ume for 2013 is now avail­able for sale, along­side those for the pre­vi­ous two years. The 2013 vol­ume is enti­tled Print­ing in minia­ture and has fif­teen con­tri­bu­tions. For more infor­ma­tion, and details of how to buy a copy, see the British Print­ing Soci­ety’s website.

Exhibition on Scottish publishing at Edinburgh Napier

An exhi­bi­tion show­ing how Scot­tish mag­a­zine pub­lish­ing has devel­oped since the ear­ly 1900s is now open at Edin­burgh Napi­er Uni­ver­si­ty’s Mer­chis­ton Cam­pus. It looks at the ori­gins of the indus­try back to the 1700s but the main focus is mag­a­zine pub­lish­ing in Scot­land in the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, and shows the his­to­ry of the mag­a­zines and […]

Online exhibition celebrating Scottish magazine publishing

Pub­lish­ers from across Scot­land came togeth­er on May 30 to cel­e­brate a cen­tu­ry of mag­a­zine pub­lish­ing at a Chair­man’s Recep­tion for the Pro­fes­sion­al Pub­lish­ers’ Asso­ci­a­tion Scot­land held at Nation­al Muse­ums Scot­land. The 100 Years of Scot­tish Mag­a­zine Pub­lish­ing exhi­bi­tion is a snap­shot of the indus­try’s work dat­ing as far back as the 1700s. The exhi­bi­tion will tour […]