About Canongate

About Canongate


Canongate was founded in 1973. The company nearly went under in 1994, but became independent again following a management buyout by current Publisher and Managing Director, Jamie Byng. It has since emerged as one of the most dynamic publishing houses in Britain. With a distinctly international outlook, Canongate Books continues to nurture and publish new talent from around the world, whilst retaining the essence of the Scottish Canon. We have no specific agenda other than to promote and publish challenging, quality work from as broad a perspective as we are able. We are one of the founding members of the Independent Alliance, a global alliance of ten UK publishers and their international partners who share a common vision of editorial excellence, original, diverse publishing, innovation in marketing and commercial success. Canongate Books has offices in Edinburgh and London, with partners in New York and Melbourne. is a fresh take on book publishing. We’ve gathered together all our best interviews, films, events and blogs and created bespoke channels for each of our authors. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of your favourite writer, or browse the channels to find new inspirations. Want to venture further? Then sign up to our virtual book club, where you can create your own profile, post blogs and join live discussions with the most exciting authors from Canongate and beyond. Of course, is not all chat – we also offer a range of must-have products you won’t find anywhere else, from limited editions of our books to beautiful screen prints of our covers, all at special prices for members. Sign up now and you’ll be the first to hear about our special offers and latest unmissable content.

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