Publisher backs Book Week

A publisher and an organisation which helps promote authors have joined the list of sponsors of Kirkcudbright Book Week.

One of the UK’s leading independent publishers, The Book Folks, specialises in crime fiction, mysteries and thrillers, although they dabble in other genres, too. They publish three authors who live close to Kirkcudbright – John Dean and Ian Robinson (both of whom will appear at Book Week), and Pete Brassett  – and  three others based in Scotland – Robert McNeill, Traude Ailinger and James Andrew. From fireside cozy to urban noir, the company’s growing list of books has something for everyone, whether budding amateur sleuths, traditional murder mystery connoisseurs or veteran armchair crime-fighters. Their website is

Expressing support for Book Week, Publisher Erik Empson said: “Digital doesn’t have to be at the expense of local. In fact, it provides an opportunity for like minds to meet, creating new spaces and opportunities.

“Without the routes provided by the internet, the paths of many involved in an initiative like this might never have crossed. We’re delighted to see it blossom into a potentially long-lasting feature in Scotland’s rich cultural landscape.

“Books help you discover new worlds and forge a closer attachment to existing ones. I hope the Kirkcudbright Book Week becomes an enduring feature of Scotland’s literary calendar.”

Also supporting Book, Week, Book Bongo is a powerful online platform providing publicity services to authors and publishers, getting their books in front of readers with daily deals and steals on social media and a weekly newsletter. Its suite of marketing packages ranges from completely free promotions for great books to high quality video trailers that are sure to get authors’ hard work noticed by the reading public. Fast-growing and dynamic, they do the marketing legwork for authors so they can concentrate on what they do best. They can be found at

A number of organisations, ranging from local venues and Stewartry Literary Society to funding bodies are supporting the programme of events during Book Week and a full list can be found at

If you or your business or organisation wish to  become a sponsor, you can drop Book Week Co-ordinator John Dean a line on

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I am a UK-based journalist and author

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