A publishing house with a difference has been launched in Scotland. 8d Press, based in Fife, on the outer fringes of Scotland’s capital Edinburgh is publishing new Scottish writers in an anthology to be released in summer 2021.
8d Press is an independent press that supports and actively looks for new and up-and-coming writing talent in Scotland.
Its upcoming anthology – entitled LUCENT – will feature 24 up-and-coming women writers who have penned short stories, poems and prose poetry about the sensory in Scotland. LUCENT will be brought out as a limited edition, numbered and dated paperback, designed and printed using the highest quality papers and inks.
Founder of 8d Press, Jo Chumas – a published author herself – said LUCENT would show-case the magnificent wealth of creative talent in Scotland.
“8d Press in unlike any other publisher,” she said. “We’re committed to nurturing and supporting Scottish writers by publishing their writing in gorgeous, keep-sake books that are as exquisite to hold, as they are to read.”
8d Press is encouraging submissions to their publishing house.
Jo said, “As writers, we have been through the industry, been rejected, have had our books published with sub-par designs and sub-par covers. We have waited months and years for our work to be assessed and then rejected. We have been frustrated at the state of the industry and the fact that so many good writers are being ignored. At 8d Press we aim to change all that by running a business that wraps up the whole experience of being a writer with the charm and allure of Scotland and all the inspiration it provides."
“And we are NOT a vanity press. 8d Press does not ask authors to contribute in any way financially to the publication of their work. Our books are works of art and the writer’s lifestyle encourages great work, from locations, accessories and events – writers want their lives validated, and we do that.”