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    The Floris Guide to Cover Finishes

    by  • 12 November 2014 • 0 Comments

    When we send a book to the printers, we can choose from lots of different cover effects to make our books look as attractive as possible. The kind of cover finishes chosen depends on the genre, look and customer of the book. Here’s a short guide to the different types we use and why...

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    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Kate Leiper

    by  • 29 October 2014 • 0 Comments

    Illustrator of… Last week during our Twitter take-over, #FlorisDesign brought you some of our favourite images from The Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales and this week we were lucky enough to have a face-to-face chat with the artist, the wonderful Kate Leiper. Read on to find out about her inspiration, her...

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    Mind Blind nominated for 2015 Carnegie Medal

    by  • 21 October 2014 • 0 Comments


    It’s always exciting to see the nominations for the CILIP Carnegie Medal are announced. But yesterday’s announcement was a particularly exciting one for us because one of our KelpiesTeen novels — Mind Blind by Lari Don — has been nominated! A mind-bending thriller for young teens, Mind Blind follows 14-year-old Ciaran Bain — a...

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    Making a Nativity Scene: The Baby Jesus

    by  • 20 October 2014 • 0 Comments

    Cover of Making a Nativity Scene

    Yes, we know it’s only October. But one has to be prepared for these things! And there are so many lovely Christmassy crafts out there that you definitely need to start early to fit them all in before the big day. We thought we’d start you off with a craft from our brand new...

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    The Floris Books approach to children’s cover design

    by  • 15 October 2014 • 0 Comments


    The Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2015 has officially opened and everyone at Floris is patiently waiting for this year’s entries to start rolling in. In 2014, we launched the Prize with the aim of discovering new children’s design talent in Scotland. We thought that The Sign of the Black Dagger by award-winning author...

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    Can Floris make it two in a row? Shortlist for Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2015 announced

    by  • 28 August 2014 • 0 Comments

    Our three shortlisted authors

    Fresh from our success at the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2014, where Kelpies author Janis Mackay took home the Younger Readers Award for her time-travel-trouble adventure The Accidental Time Traveller, we are proud to announce that we have had 3 books shortlisted once again for the 2015 Awards! Our three shortlisted books are: Pyrate’s...

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    Kelpies Prize 2014 winner announced!

    by  • 15 August 2014 • 0 Comments


    We’ve battled through a mountain of entries, spent six months reading all day every day, met three wonderful shortlisted authors, hosted one glamourous awards ceremony, and now we’re delighted to finally announce the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2014. A hearty congratulations to Lindsay Littleson and her charming tale of family love and how...

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    Meet the Floris Books Design and Production Team

    by  • 2 July 2014 • 0 Comments


    As some of you may have noticed, last Wednesday our social media pages looked a little different. The Floris Design and Production team, normally very busy making sure that our beautiful picture books and non-fiction guides make it to a bookshop near you, popped by on Twitter and Facebook to say hello. And we...

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