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18 January 2020

Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. 2016 also saw the celebration of our 40th anniversary with a new look and the move to a new office.

Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland. We're well known for our Kelpies range of Scottish children's books, which include Wee Kelpies board books, Picture Kelpies picture books for 3-6 year olds, Young Kelpies illustrated early readers, Kelpies novels for 9-12 year olds and KelpiesTeen novels with attitude for young teens.

Our children's collection also features board and picture books for 0-7 year olds (including international stories in translation and nostalgic classics from illustrators such as Elsa Beskow) and story books and anthologies for 6-10 year olds. We also publish a wide range of craft and activity books suitable for children and adults of all ages.

Floris also publishes an extensive list of non-fiction books, focusing on quality books which look at the world a little differently. Our books cover all aspects of holistic and alternative living, including Steiner-Waldorf education, biodynamics and organics, holistic health, philosophy of the natural world, mind body spirit, parenting and child development, philosophy of human life and religion & spirituality.

Submission details: Send a synopsis and the first three chapters via post. We only accept children's fiction and picture books submissions with strong Scottish settings or themes. Please see our website for guidelines on submissions. We do not accept submissions via email.




  • Katy Lockwood-Holmes (Publisher & Chief Executive)
  • Sally Polson; Eleanor Collins (Senior Commissioning Editors)
  • Chani McBain (Head of Sales & Marketing); Suzanne Kennedy (Sales & Marketing Manager)
  • Susan Bestow (Office Manager)
  • Leah McDowell (Design & Production Manager)


Address: 2a Robertson Avenue, Edinburgh EH11 1PZ
Tel: 0131 337 2372
Fax: 0131 347 9919
Twitter: @FlorisBooks

Distributor: BookSource, 50 Cambuslang Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow G32 8NB; Tel: 0845 370 0067; Fax: 0845 370 0068; Email:  (Also distributor for Lindisfarne Books, Adonis Press, Steiner-Waldorf Schools Fellowship and the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association.)


Publishing Scotland Company Development Project  Floris Books was one of the publishers that participated in the Publishing Scotland Company Development Project. For more information on Floris Books' involvement you can watch the Floris Case Study video. For a general overview, visit the Project page.