Publishing insights from Adrian Searle of Freight Books

Adrian Searle
Adrian Searle

Publisher at Freight Books, Managing Director of Freight Design and Editor of the leading Scottish literary magazine Gutter, Adrian Searle is a busy and successful man. He is also a very knowledgeable and entertaining speaker, as Edinburgh Napier Publishing, Magazine Publishing and Creative Writing students found out last week, when he was our guest lecturer.

It is easy to find out about the companies by visiting the various websites; what is more interesting are the insights shared by Adrian.

Gutter magazine: The design of the first issues are still striking 12 years on
Gutter magazine: The design of the first issues are still striking 12 years on

For example, Adrian started Gutter magazine with his friend Colin Beck after a comment by someone at the Wigtown Book Festival. Adrian said that they saw the comment as a challenge and – as there was a gap in the market at that time for a platform for new writers in Scotland – Gutter created an instant community. Adrian stressed that it was a community and not a clique. 

The Gutter team set the bar of quality very high, as we saw Continue reading “Publishing insights from Adrian Searle of Freight Books”

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