404 Ink is the award-winning alternative, independent publisher of books and literary magazines. We 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


404 Ink is run by two publishing freelancers, Laura Jones and Heather McDaid. Our backgrounds are in publishing and journalism. You can catch us on Twitter: @laurafjones, @heathermmcd. Read more on our Meet the Team page.


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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)

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2019
IPG Awards - Newcomer Award 2019
Saboteur Awards Best Short Story Collection (Chris McQueer, HWFG) 2019
British Book Awards - Scottish Small Press 2019
Bread & Roses Prize for Radical Publishing (Nasty Women)
Saltire Society Publisher of the Year 2017, 2018
Scottish Magazine Awards New Launch 2017
London Book Fair Trailblazers Award 2018 (L)

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