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training and development 

19 April 2014

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.

Our members

Browse or search our lists of publisher members and network members  and get information on joining.

Bookspotting app

Download the new, free app which links books and authors to dates, themes and distinct locations around Scotland.


Book by 27 April 2014 to get early booking discount at our self-publishing conference in Edinburgh.

Supporting publishers

In 2014 we celebrate 40 years of supporting publishers in Scotland. We'll be adding to our gallery every week.

Stand H350

See pictures of the Books from Scotland collective stand H350 for members at the London Book Fair 2014.

Early booking discount

Book now and get the discount on our editorial, marketing, web and business writing skills courses in May and June.

Portal of Scottish books is Publishing Scotland's comprehensive e-portal for Scottish books, literature and writing.

Book distribution partner

BookSource is one of the UK's fastest growing distributors of books and other printed material worldwide.

Our newsletters

Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's monthly emails with news on books, publishing, 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

  • Walter Scott Prize shortlist 2014

    4 April 2014
    The shortlist for this year's £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is described by the judges as 'the toughest choice, from the strongest longlist, in the Prize's five year history'. The shortlist includes Kate Atkinson's Costa winner and Eleanor Catton's Booker winner.
  • Hopeman Community Library and Hub

    4 April 2014
    Hopeman Community Library and Hub will celebrate its opening with an afternoon of events on Saturday 12 April including talks and workshops with author Lari Don. The community library will open to the public on Wednesday 16 April with donated books and shelves from publishers and the business and local communities.
  • Scottish Bestsellers from Blackwell

    31 March 2014
    The top ten Scottish bestsellers from Blackwell's Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh.
  • Bookspotting

    18 March 2014
    A new, free app which links books and authors to dates, themes and distinct locations around Scotland launches today Tuesday 18 March. Bookspotting is a collaboration between Publishing Scotland in Edinburgh and Saraband Books and Spot Specific in Glasgow.