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31 July 2015

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.

Publishing Fellowship

A group of international publishers will be in Scotland in August to meet with Scottish publishers and agents.

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

Apply by 18 September

Round 1 of the Go-Digital Fund is now open for Scottish publishers to apply for funding for digital projects or training.

Heritage sector

Free publishing study day at the Scottish National Gallery for ACE and PS members. Booking essential.

Book now for 25 August

Publishers and writers discuss the culture and issues around translating books in the UK at our EIBF event.

Autumn courses

Book now for writing for the web, e-marketing, contracts, proofreading, presentation and networking skills.

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, 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

  • Kelpies Prize 2015 shortlist

    23 July 2015
    Monsters, magic mirrors and radioactive slugs feature in the shortlist for this year's Kelpies Prize. The titles in the running are: Drowning in the Mirror by Julie MacPherson; Monsters M.I.A. by Justin Nevil; and Slug Boy Saves the World by Mark Smith. The winner of this prize for the finest new Scottish children's writing will be announced on 27 August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
  • Edinburgh Digital Media Launchpad

    17 July 2015
    Micro and small businesses in the Edinburgh area wishing to undertake innovative industrial research into digital media are invited to apply for a share of £1m investment funding. Applications close at noon on Wednesday 26 August 2015.
  • Literature and Publishing Sector Review

    9 July 2015
    Creative Scotland has published its Literature and Publishing Sector Review. The recommendations in the report will be discussed at a literature summit on 30 July.
  • Sandstone Press author wins Aurora Mardiganian Gold Medal

    3 July 2015
    Sandstone Press author Eve Makis has been awarded the Aurora Mardiganian Gold Medal in recognition of a novel (The Spice Box Letters) that raises global awareness of the Armenian Genocide. The award will be presented by the director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Hayk Demoyan, in August.