ABOUT 404 INK

404 Ink is the award-winning alternative, independent publisher of books and literary magazines. We publish books like Nasty Women, Chris McQueer's Hings and rock band Creeper's The Last Days of James Scythe. 404 Ink believe in publishing little but publishing loud, putting full energy and resources into every author we publish. We like books.

“Without platforms like 404 Ink promoting underrepresented and silenced voices, there would be little light left in the future of the media.” - Refinery29

"The 'Nasty Women' shaking up the book industry." - HUCK

WHO ARE 404 INK?

404 Ink is run by two publishing freelancers, Laura Jones and Heather McDaid. Our backgrounds are in publishing and journalism. Currently Laura handles all things digital for crime writing festival Bloody Scotland and is on their Board, and Heather is the Books Editor for The Skinny. You can catch us on Twitter: @laurafjones, @heathermmcd. Read more on our Meet the Team page.

AWARDS

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WINNER
Sunday Herald Culture Awards - Ones to Watch 2018
Young EDGE 2018, for Scotland's most promising entrepreneurs
FutureBook40 2018, for UK's publishing innovators
Saboteur Awards Most Innovative Publisher and
Best Short Story Collection (Chris McQueer Hings), 2018
Saltire Society Emerging Publisher of the Year 2017
Creative Edinburgh Startup Award 2017
The List Hot 100 2017: #1
Young Women's Movement 30 Under 30 Inspiring Women 2017
Bestseller: Edinburgh Book Festival 2017 (Nasty Women)
Commended: FutureBook Campaign of the Year (Nasty Women)
London Book Fair Trailblazers Award 2017 (H)
The Drum 50 Under 30 Women in Digital 2017 (H)
SHORTLISTED
Bread & Roses Prize for Radical Publishing (Nasty Women)
Saltire Society Publisher of the Year 2017
Scottish Magazine Awards New Launch 2017
London Book Fair Trailblazers Award 2018 (L)

 
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IN THE PRESS

  Nasty Women  x The Guardian

Nasty Women x The Guardian

 404 Ink x HUCK Magazine

404 Ink x HUCK Magazine

 Chris McQueer x Glasgow Lives

Chris McQueer x Glasgow Lives

  Nasty Women  x Bustle

Nasty Women x Bustle

 Chris McQueer reading for The National

Chris McQueer reading for The National

  Nasty Women  x Elle

Nasty Women x Elle

  Chris McQueer  x Daily Record

Chris McQueer x Daily Record

  Nasty Women  x The Skinny

Nasty Women x The Skinny

 Chris McQueer x The National

Chris McQueer x The National

  Nasty Women : Sim Bajwa extract x The Pool

Nasty Women: Sim Bajwa extract x The Pool

  Nasty Women : Jonatha Kottler extract x The Cut NY Mag

Nasty Women: Jonatha Kottler extract x The Cut NY Mag

  Nasty Women  x Upset

Nasty Women x Upset

  Nasty Women  x ELLE

Nasty Women x ELLE

  Nasty Women  x gal-dem

Nasty Women x gal-dem

 404 Ink x The Bookseller

404 Ink x The Bookseller

 404 Ink x The Scotsman

404 Ink x The Scotsman

  Nasty Women  x Refinery29

Nasty Women x Refinery29

  Nasty Women  x Huffington Post

Nasty Women x Huffington Post