Join Charlotte Dryburgh, a new entrant to the sector as she discusses the experiences of some of the most influential women in Scottish Publishing.


    Charlotte Dryburgh
    Tourist Development Graduate, Shetland Amenity Trust

    Born and raised in the Scottish Borders, I went on to study at the University of Stirling, graduating with a BA in History and Journalism Studies last June.

    In October accepted a job in Shetland, working in tourism development and looking into innovative ways of attracting visitors to explore all Shetland has to offer.


    Marion Sinclair
    Chief Executive, Publishing Scotland

    Marion Sinclair is the Chief Executive of Publishing Scotland, the trade and development body for the book publishing industry in Scotland, and a membership body with over 60 publishers across Scotland. She began her career in commissioning fiction and non-fiction for Polygon, before going into lecturing and then business development.

    Jenny Brown
    Founder, Jenny Brown Associates

    Jenny Brown established the Edinburgh-based literary agency Jenny Brown Associates in 2002. The agency is known for representing Scottish-based writers of literary and crime fiction, narrative nonfiction, and writing for children. She was previously founder director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, (of which she is now Vice Chair) and Head of Literature at the Scottish Arts Council. She is Chair of the crime writing festival Bloody Scotland.

    Kate Davies

    Kate Davies is a writer, designer, and publisher, whose books and patterns are enjoyed by knitters and readers worldwide. She established her publishing business in 2010, after a stroke at the age of 36 forced upon her a change of career and direction.


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