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11 December 2016

Welcome to the Publishing Scotland website

Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.

More about us

Latest jobs and advice on finding a job in publishing


Here are quick links to the answers to some of the questions we get asked most frequently

  • How do I get my book published?

    You can research publishers and submit your book for consideration or you can publish it on your own (see Getting Published).

  • I've self-published a book - how do I get it distributed?

    For small publishers and self-publishers especially with just one book, doing it yourself is sometimes the only option. Read more about distribution.


Get information on joining and browse or search our lists of publisher members and network members.


Apply by

9 January 2017 for Translation Funding and by 13 January 2017 for Translation Residencies.

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Please give generously

Our CEO Marion Sinclair is taking part in a fundraising sleepout on the streets of Edinburgh on 15 December 2016.

New course dates

Booking is open for 2017 marketing, proofreading, copy-editing, digital content and business writing courses.


The Go-Digital Fund is open until 24 February 2017 for applications for development, training, events etc.

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What's On

For an overview of what's coming up in publishing, see our lists of festivals, fairs, prizes, events and dates of note.

Portal of Scottish books is back. Visit our online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

Book distribution partner

Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's fastest growing distributors.

Our location

Publishing Scotland is based at Scott House, 10 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AZ. Our training also takes place there.

The latest news about publishing and books in Scotland

  • Edinburgh lights up with literature for Christmas

    29 November 2016
    The City of Literature Trust shines a light on Edinburgh's literary heritage with its Canongate Stars and Stories project. Running until the end of March 2017, this new literary attraction provides a physical trail and printed map guiding visitors and locals through the rich and varied stories of the Canongate.
  • PS fundraising for homeless charity

    28 November 2016
    This year we’re supporting Social Bite with their fundraising efforts to build a village for the homeless in Edinburgh. Our CEO Marion Sinclair is taking part in a fundraising sleepout on the streets of the capital on 15 December. Please give generously!
  • Saltire Publishers of the Year 2016 announced

    24 November 2016
    Many congratulations to Floris Books on winning Publisher of the Year, and to Leah McDowell, their Production and Design Manager, who is the inaugural Emerging Publisher of the Year sponsored by Publishing Scotland. Some of the Floris team are pictured on the night with Katy Lockwood Holmes (centre) and Leah McDowell (second from right) holding the awards. Photo by Graham Clark.
  • Saltire Literary Awards 2016

    24 November 2016
    The Bonniest Companie by Kathleen Jamie (Picador) is the Saltire Book of the Year 2016. It also won Poetry Book of the Year. His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet won the Scottish Fiction Book of the Year. The other winners included Expecting by Chitra Ramaswamy (Saraband), joint winner of First Book of the Year, and Set Adrift Upon the World by James Hunter (Birlinn Ltd) which won History Book of the Year.
  • Book cover competition winners announced

    23 November 2016
    Congratulations to our three young competition winners: Adam Love (6) from Kinnaird Primary School (5-8 category); Rowan Wallace (10) from Pentland Primary School (9-12 category); and Julia Speirs (17) from Bo'ness Academy (12-18 category). You can see their designs and some of the other entries at Edinburgh Castle during Book Week Scotland.