Monthly Archives: July 2013

Thirty years of the Edinburgh International Book Festival: Infographic + Win Tickets!

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is taking place from August 10th to August 26th and we are very, very excited, as this is the 30th anniversary of the world’s favourite book festival.

On our Facebook page we are currently running a prize draw for tickets to see Alexander McCall Smith on the 14th of August or Liz Lochhead on the 19th of August. Go over there and win!

We proudly present: 30 years of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the infographic! If you like it, please share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media. Thank you!

30 years of the Edinburgh Book Festival Birlinn

A selection of Best Scottish fiction of 2013, so far …

After a cold winter, the UK has some pretty hot new books out at the moment. With perfect weather right across Europe, the time is right to sit outside and enjoy them. What better excuse! The Birlinn and Polygon teams thought we should recognise, not just the books that we publish, but some memorable writing from publishing colleagues elsewhere. Continue reading

Take a chance on me: 5 undiscovered Scottish writers

Take a chance on me, Abba enticed, and that’s what we’re asking you to do. Bestseller lists area all very nice, but here are five writers who might have slipped through your literary net. And just to make it even more attractive than Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid, there is 20% off all the books and, as ever, free p&p in the UK.  Continue reading