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IF PUBLISHING is a casino, Canongate boss Jamie Byng is the kind of gambler whose bets are keenly watched by everyone else around the roulette wheel.
THE success stories of Scottish publisher Canongate Books have ranged from prize-winning literary novelists to the best-selling memoirs of president Barack Obama.
SCOTTISH publisher Canongate has been named the best in the industry after Barack Obama's best-selling books saw it double its turnover in a year.
A SCOTTISH publisher that won the contract to release Barack Obama's memoirs has seen sales peak at around 70,000 per week and been forced into 19 reprints.
AN Edinburgh-based company has won the right to publish Barack Obama's latest book, Change We Can Believe In.
CANONGATE Books said it had enjoyed "an excellent year" as profits more than doubled and turnover hit record levels.
ANYONE who fears the art of communication is dying out in the e-mail age might like to think again.
LEADING Edinburgh publisher Canongate has reported a fall in profits after sales of its most profitable bestseller Life of Pi tailed off.
EDINBURGH publishing house Canongate has a double chance of success at the Man Booker Prize after becoming the first Scottish publisher ever to have two novels shortlisted.
EDINBURGH firm Canongate was last night celebrating becoming the first Scottish publisher ever to have two novels shortlisted for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize.
FOR me, this is a time of mixed emotions. On the negative side, I'm leaving Canongate, where I was managing director for six happy and rewarding years; on the positive, the job I'm going to is, to someone like me, one of the best in the world - managing Granta, the publisher of Britain's only significant literary magazine as well as of its own fine list of literary fiction and non-fiction.
JAMIE Byng, the owner of Booker Prize-winning publisher Canongate, has reorganised the business and made two major signings following the loss of its managing director.
CANONGATE Books, the Booker Prize-winning publisher, has lost its managing director to London rival Granta.
JAMIE Byng is sitting on the ink-stained sofa in his London house smoking, and drinking a White Russian cocktail, at 4:30 in the afternoon. "It's delicious," he says.
LAST WEEK AT THE FRANKFURT Book Fair, the first part of Jamie Byng's biggest dream as a publisher came true. Spread out on a massive table in front of him were 33 different publishers' versions of the first three books in Canongate's new Myths series.
THICK, black, lace-up boots: the toe a fat, satisfying curve, uppers dulled with the thin veneer of dust from the streets of Edinburgh and London.
Jamie Byng is in full flow on the subject of his new project, The Myths, which is ancient tales being retold for today's world by leading authors. The question of whether it will succeed or fail has not even been asked when he addresses it.