15th December 2019
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

The Shetland Times Publishing

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The Shetland Times Publishing has been connecting writers and readers, entertaining, informing, and serving Shetland’s cultural heritage since 1872.

We specialise in local interest books, from the trivial to the academic, biography to military history, natural world and maritime interest, guide books, dictionaries, knitting manuals, cookery books, traditional music and fiction.

At present we have well over a hundred titles on our backlist and produce on average eight new titles a year. No-one can offer anything like the range of expertise we bring to the local publishing market. Editing, subbing, proof reading, design and layout, and printing are routine technicalities. Publishing and promoting your work, including physical storage and distribution, Shetland website and online promotion and e-commerce website, advertising in The Shetland Times newspaper and Shetland Life are all part of the publishing process. Oh, and we forgot to mention the shelves of Shetland’s leading bookseller – our very own Shetland Times Bookshop whose staff also help with promotional book launches.

We are currently expanding our activities to take advantage of print on demand and ebook services. So if traditional publishing is not a feasible for your book we might be able to offer another publishing option.

If you have a publishing idea, or a manuscript to submit, get in touch.


The Shetland Times is a Shetland institution and although a small publisher they were the obvious choice with their unique perspective on all things to do with Shetland.

Marian Armitage,
author of our bestselling 2014 title, Shetland Food and Cooking.

WHOLESALE BOOK ORDER FORM – click here to view and order

Our Shetland Times Publishing website is currently under re-construction but in the meantime readers can continue to buy our titles through our bookshop.

Trade customers please contact us for terms.

Charlotte Black (Publications Manager)

Tel: +44 (0)1595 742 000

Email: publishing@shetlandtimes.co.uk

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