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30 September 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.

International publishers

The Scottish publishing industry welcomed ten senior publishers from the US, Canada and Europe.

Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

We will be hosting the Books from Scotland collective stand E44 in Hall 6.0 at the world's biggest book trade fair.

Publishing Study Day

Our 2016 heritage publishing event for PS and ACE members takes place in Edinburgh on 28 September.

New course dates

Only one place left on Welcome to Copy-editing (3/11). Dates for next year's courses coming soon.

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 newsletters

Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's monthly emails with news on books, publishing, awards, jobs and training.

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

  • Overseas publishers get £13K to translate Scottish writers

    15 September 2016
    Awards from Publishing Scotland’s Translation Fund of £13k have been made to publishers from Croatia, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain. They will publish translations of writers including John Burnside, Gavin Francis, Jackie Kay, Amy Liptrot, Ross Mackenzie and J. David Simons.
  • His Bloody Project shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2016

    13 September 2016
    We are thrilled that His Bloody Project by Scottish author Graeme Macrae Burnet (Contraband) is shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 25 October.
  • Brexit: Implications for the UK publishing industry

    6 September 2016
    The Publishers Association has set out the publishing industry's key priorities for negotiations on the UK's new relationship with the European Union in 'Brexit: Implications for the UK publishing industry'.
  • Top publishers ranking 2016

    2 September 2016
    Livres Hebdo / Publishers Weekly have published their annual global rankings of top publishers. Pearson retains top position and Penguin Random House is the top-ranked trade publisher.
  • Book cover design competition

    5 August 2016
    Budding artists aged 5 to 18 are invited to enter our exciting new book cover design competition which we are running in partnership with SLIC. The closing date for entries to be handed in to your local library is 30 September 2016.