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Publishing in Scotland: reviewing the fragile revival

McCleery, Alistair; Sinclair, Marion; Gunn, Linda


Alistair McCleery

Marion Sinclair

Linda Gunn


A comparison of analyses of the Scottish publishing industry carried out in 1992, 2002 and 2007 underscores the fragility of the sector within a small country within the English-language community. A number of indices reveal either stability or stagnation and the picture emerges of the remarkable tenacity of publishing in Scotland. Although there is already a significant and vital element of state support for publishing in Scotland, further intervention will be necessary to ensure fulfilment of its potential.


McCleery, A., Sinclair, M., & Gunn, L. (2008). Publishing in Scotland: reviewing the fragile revival. Publishing Research Quarterly, 24, 87-97.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2008
Deposit Date Oct 31, 2011
Print ISSN 1053-8801
Electronic ISSN 1936-4792
Publisher BMC
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Pages 87-97
Keywords Scottish publishing; publishing; Scottish Publishers Association; analyses;
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