404 Ink is the alternative, independent publisher of books and literary magazines based in the UK.

Founded in July 2016, 404 Ink stormed onto the book scene, most notably with their debut book publication Nasty Women after raising over £22,000 on Kickstarter. Their literary magazine continues to showcase new local and international voices and Chris McQueer's Hings has been dubbed as doing for Glasgow what Trainspotting did for Edinburgh (Scots Whay Hae). In late 2017 they will be publishing rock band Creeper's first book.

404 Ink believe in publishing little but publishing loud, putting full energy and resources into every author we publish. 


Laura Jones & Heather McDaid.   

Laura Jones & Heather McDaid.   

Laura Jones is a freelancer who works in book production & promotion and is on the Board of crime writing festival Bloody Scotland. She worked as Editorial and Marketing Assistant for Saraband and currently has numerous clients across publishing. [@laurafjones / Website]


Heather McDaid is a freelance writer and publishing person and co-runs the festival ScotLitFest with Laura. She writes for mags including Upset, Rock Sound and DIY. She also works across the book world doing odd jobs, like marketing and coding. [@heathermmcd / Website]

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The List Hot 100 2017: #1.

Young Women's Movement
30 Under 30 2017.

Bestseller: Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017 (Nasty Women)

London Book Fair Trailblazers Award 2017 (H)

The Drum 50
Under 30 2017 (H)


FutureBook campaign of the Year 2017 (Nasty Women)

Saltire Society Publisher
of the Year 2017

Saltire Society Emerging Publisher of the Year
2017 (H/L)

PPC Award for Generic Campaign 2017 (L)


Most Innovative Publisher - Saboteur Awards 2017

Best Magazine -
Saboteur Awards 2017