A review of the Literature and Publishing sector in Scotland was published on Thursday 9 July 2015.
The independent study provides an overview of contemporary literature provision, reflecting the successes and the distinct qualities of Literature and Publishing in Scotland whilst at the same time identifying development needs, future challenges and opportunities which will help inform the future work to best support literature and publishing in Scotland.
The review, commissioned by Creative Scotland, and overseen by a Steering group made up from representatives from the literature and publishing sector, was carried out by Nordicity in association with Drew Wylie Ltd.
This is the largest and most comprehensive review of this sector ever undertaken in Scotland, with findings based on more than 60 individual interviews, a series of open session discussions and more than 1,000 online survey responses.
The Review has produced a broad spread of recommendations aimed at improving the health of literature in Scotland and sustaining the sector as a vibrant and resonant form of cultural expression, and as an important creative industry. It covers a range of areas including individual writers, the publishing industry, developing readers, the sector ecology and the international promotion and development of Scottish writing.ann