Jan Rutherford established Publicity & The Printed Word in 1992 as a continuation of a successful career in publishing and broadcasting in Scotland and London.

The agency aims to raise the profile of books, writers and related projects through print, broadcast and online media and through live and virtual events. In a consultancy role, we have offered expertise to The Great Tapestry of Scotland, direct to authors including one of the world’s best-loved writers – Alexander McCall Smith, to book and magazine publishers (in particular Scottish Review of Books) and have worked on all of Scotland’s leading literary awards.

Based in Edinburgh, Publicity & The Printed Word works with writers, publishers, book-related and writing organisations across the UK.

Meet The Team

Jan Rutherford (Publicity & the Printed Word)

With over 25 years experience in the trade, Jan Rutherford has exceptional author and media contacts and organisational skills.

Anna Marshall (Publicity & the Printed Word)

Anna is an arts administrator second to none, an events organiser, fund raiser and book publicist. She is never daunted by a project, never shy of seeking success.

Caleb Rutherford (Eidetic)

A graphic designer specialising in book cover design, retail POS, press and outdoor advertising

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is on the Move (but there's still time to make your Mark!)

Members of the public are to be given a chance to make a stitch on new welcome panels for the Great Tapestry of Scotland before it moves to its new, purpose built home in Galashiels.

Writing Scotland's Future – July 1999

In 1999 the winner of a national writing competition, Writing Scotland’s Future, was only 11 years old. But her winning entry was strong and on 1 July that year, her poem was read out at the Official Opening of Scotland’s new Parliament. Jan Rutherford was present.

Shortlisted for Major Award

PPW’s Jan Rutherford has been shortlist for the UK’s Publishers’ Publicity Circle Annual Award.