It’s that time of year again already -as we watch the rain drizzle down the office windows summer is well and truly on it’s way out, and we’re looking ahead to… Christmas!
We always kick off our Christmas range with a brand new catalogue (which is on it’s way to our mail list customers now and available to download here) and with an exhibition at Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn.
This year the show is on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th September, as ever in Glasgow’s SECC. You can register for your free buyer’s entry badge on the STF website by clicking on this link: Registration
On the site you can also see our exhibitor profile. We cannot recommend enough that you visit our stand at the show, not least because it’s a fantastic opportunity to see our range for Christmas, but also because we offer extended credit on all orders placed at the show until the end of December 2017. This means that you can benefit from all of your pre-Christmas sales before having to pay for your stock – what a great early present for yourself!
We hope to see you in Glasgow on stand J16 very soon!
We’re thrilled to have our Scottish publications on sale as part of one of the world’s biggest and best known book celebrations, the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Every year book lovers descend on the capital to take part in two weeks of events, signings, readings, story-telling, recitals, discussions, debates and more in the big white tents of Charlotte Square.
On sale in the book shop tents are thousands of books from Scottish authors and publishers – among them our titles under our Lomond, Lyrical Scotland and GWP imprints as well as those publishers we distribute exclusively for.
We hope many of you have managed to visit the EIBF this year and enjoyed some of their fantastic events. It’s all too easy to take having such a unique and varied celebration of books right on our doorstep for granted!
EXPANDING SCOTTISH PUBLISHER LOMOND BOOKS ACQUIRES BACKLIST, RIGHTS AND STOCK IN THE SALE OF GW PUBLISHING
Scottish publisher GW Publishing (Scotland) Ltd has been sold to West Lothian based publisher, wholesaler and distributor Lomond Books Ltd.
The sale of GW publishing, publisher of The Whisky Kitchen, Harry the Highlander, the Hamish McHaggis series and more, which was based in Dunblane, was concluded this week. The deal sees the publishing list, rights and stock transfer to Lomond who intend to continue publishing under the GW Publishing imprint.
Graeme Wallace of GW Publishing said, “Following 16 years of publishing I have taken GW Publishing as far as possible and in order for it to flourish further, and after much consideration and discussion, I have agreed to sell GW Publishing and its publishing list on to a suitable business that I feel can best take it forward. For most of its time, GWP titles have been represented, sold and distributed by Lomond Books Ltd who I feel have the strongest presence in the Scottish marketplace. Lomond has over 30 years’ experience in the Scottish and UK book trade and has made great progress in increasing and enhancing the sales and distribution of GWP titles in the last few years.”
Lomond’s Commercial Director Crawford Goodwin said, “Lomond shall ensure the continued success and supply of the GWP list to our customers. Following many years of selling GWP titles as a wholesaler, and in more recent years handling the sales and distribution for GW Publishing exclusively, it was a natural fit to our business to bring this list under our own publishing arm. With many titles such as Harry The Highlander, The Whisky Kitchen and the Hamish McHaggis series selling exceptionally well across the general book trade, heritage, tourism and gift markets, and with the potential to renew and refresh the publishing list, we welcome the opportunities this acquisition brings to our business.”
LOMOND BOOKS LTD IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE ADDITION OF THE PICTURING SCOTLAND SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS TO THEIR PUBLISHING RANGE
Elgin based publisher Ness Publishing has concluded a deal with West Lothian based publisher, wholesaler and distributor Lomond Books Ltd to publish the Picturing Scotland series ( a 36 book series for every part of Scotland) under their Lyrical Scotland imprint.
The first 8 titles – 2 new , 4 new editions and 2 reprints – from Lyrical Scotland will be available from 29th May 2017. All remaining Ness Picturing Scotland stock has transferred to Lomond who will, in future, publish all further Picturing Scotland titles under their Lyrical Scotland imprint as they reprint.
Ness Publishing’s Colin Nutt said, “It doesn’t seem possible but it’s nine years since we started publishing the Picturing Scotland series. In that time the two of us here have done everything related to this project ourselves, including sales and distribution. With over 180,000 now sold, that’s a lot of books to invoice, pick, pack and despatch.”
Lomond’s Commercial Director Crawford Goodwin said, “Ness have had a lot of success with the Picturing Scotland series. We aim to continue that and to develop further new titles and ideas for the series in conjunction with Colin and Eithne as they continue to photograph Scotland at its best. Ultimately this allows both Colin and Eithne Nutt to take a step back and enjoy a more relaxed view of book publishing.”
Those of you who have visited our site before will notice that it has undergone something of a face lift. It’s a little Christmas gift to ourselves, and we hope you like the new, modern feel.
The site has been redesigned to provide more information on our products and services. We are still working on it and will be streamlining our categories to improve usability to help you to find titles and place orders more quickly.
We also have this rather nice new blog, on which we’ll keep you updated with new ranges, key titles, trade news, events and special offers.
For trade customers who already have an online account, your log in details should not have changed.
If you have any queries about how to use the new site, please don’t hesitate to contact our Sales Office on 01506 855955 or at email@example.com.
We’re really rather excited about this new product that’s just come in from Top Munro – an ideal gift for walking enthusiasts and avid Munro-baggers! Based on a simple Trumps format, this set of game cards offers trumping criteria including height, vertical gain, route distance, popularity and difficulty.
This set features 30 popular ‘classic’ Munros on quality, plastic coated cards. Full instructions are included and each card has a photograph of the Munro, its six key facts, a potential route to climb it and, of course, the pub you can visit afterwards.
We also have nifty counter packs for these to make an eye-catching display for your customers.
Pack them in a rucksack, play them in a bothy!
Jenny McGaw, Lomond Books Ltd – Friday 21st October
We’re thrilled to have a new updated edition of one of our all-time bestselling titles in stock – Cameron McNeish’s The Munros: Scotland’s Highest Mountains – a book which has sold more than 175,000 copies since its first publication!
The appeal of the country’s tallest mountains continues to attract eager climbers every year, trying to bag their first Munro or working their way through the list to bag them all. But one of the dangers of the Munro bagging phenomenon is that many walkers set out to climb these great hills without actually getting to know them. This book is intended to introduce Munro climbers to different aspects of the hills’ character in a more holistic way, not only as a guidebook buy as an essential reference book to be used in planning the days, weekends or weeks spent in one of Europe’s most varied and remarkable mountain landscapes.
This book offers a choice of routes up all of the Munros, often combining several hills into one route to make for a satisfying day out. This also serves the purpose of spreading the load on the hill by suggesting more adventurous routes away from the popular ‘honeypot’ paths.
Stunning colour photography throughout portrays the grandeur and beauty of the hills, complemented by graphic route maps.
Following recent revisions to the Munro list (as it seems our mountains have a habit of shrinking…!) this new edition reflects recent changes to the classification list, and is available now!
It’s show-time again! We’re packing up for Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn where you will find us on stand J16 with our Christmas ranges for 2016. Attending the fair is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see our products in person, and to chat through your requirements with Duncan, Colin, Michael and Lewis.
As ever, we are returning with our special show offer – extended credit on all trade fair orders until the end of December 2016. This means you can buy all of your stock for Christmas without having to pay for it until you have benefited from the sales.
On the stand we will have our extensive range of Christmas and gift titles, toys, games and jigsaws as well as the best of our core range of Scottish books, maps, calendars and stationery lines.