- Canongate Books
Canongate Books (often simply Canongate) is a Scottish independent
publishing firmbased in Edinburgh; it is named for the Canongatearea of the city.
It was originally a speciality press focusing on Scottish-interest books, generally with small print runs; its most major author was
Alasdair Gray. In 1994 it was bought out by employee Jamie Byng, using funds provided by his stepfather Christopher Bland, and began to publish more general works, including the highly successful " Pocket Canons" editions of books of the Bible, as well as the " Payback Press" and " Rebel Inc." imprints. [ [http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=873&id=2119532005 Canongate Books - The mane man] , Catherine Deveney, "The Scotsman", 24th October 2005] [ [http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3726352a4501,00.html Bada Byng, bada boom] , Iain Sharp, stuff.co.nz, 9th July 2006]
Among its most notable recent publications is "
Life of Pi", the first Scottish-published book to win the Booker Prizeor to sell a million copies in its first year, [ [http://www.sundayherald.com/print35926 Life Of Pi hits one million sales as Spielberg eyes movie chance] , Liam McDougall, "Sunday Herald", 10th August 2003] and the Canongate Myth Seriesof novellas, in which contemporary authors reimagine ancient myths from a variety of cultures.
Scottish Publishers Association
* [http://www.canongate.net/ Canongate Books website]
* [http://www.branching-out.net/independent/page.asp?idno=131 The "Branching-Out Guide to Independent Presses]
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