Freight Books is an award-winning independent publisher, founded by Adrian Searle as an offshoot of sister-company Freight Design. The company focuses on championing Scottish literary talent, both in their published titles and Gutter, a literary magazine of new Scottish writing. There were a lot of reasons I was determined experience working at freight; the quality of their fiction and non-fiction titles, the opportunity to contribute in a small way to a publisher based in my own city, and of course, their notoriously cute office dog, Archie.
I’d originally hoped to have the opportunity to work within the design department of Freight Books but after discussion with my supervisor, Laura Waddell, my placement was tailored more towards the marketing side of the business. This ended up being hugely interesting, as I got to witness first hand … Continue reading “Small but mighty: Work Placement at Freight Books”