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24 October 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.

New course dates

Proofreading, copy-editing, business writing and digital content: booking now open for 2017 courses.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Saltire Publishers of the Year 2016 shortlists

    20 October 2016
    The five publishers on the Saltire Publisher of the Year Award shortlist are: Floris Books, Black and White Publishing, Saraband, Birlinn and the National Galleries of Scotland. The new Saltire Emerging Publisher of the Year Award also sees five publishers shortlisted: Keara Donnachie (Sandstone Press Limited), Laura Waddell and Robbie Guillory (both Freight Books), Leah McDowell (Floris Books) and Sha Nazir (BHP Comics). The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh on 24 November 2016.
  • Saltire Society Books of the Year 2016 shortlists

    20 October 2016
    Multi-award winning writers and household names Irvine Welsh, James Kelman and Jenni Fagan feature alongside emerging talents Chitra Ramaswamy and Martin MacInnes in the shortlists for the 2016 Saltire Literary awards. Publishing Scotland members are well represented with titles from Acair, Canongate, Luath Press, Contraband, Historic Environment Scotland, Saraband and Vagabond Voices.
  • Scotland's Favourite Book

    18 October 2016
    Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon is Scotland's Favourite Book. It topped a poll organised by BBC Scotland in partnership with The Scottish Book Trust and The Scottish Library and Information Council. The top ten was announced in a BBC television programme on Monday 17 October 2016.
  • Bob Dylan wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature

    13 October 2016
    The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".
  • Duais Dhòmhnaill Meek / The Donald Meek Award

    7 October 2016
    The 2016 winner of the Donald Meek Award for new Scottish Gaelic creative works is An Leabhar Liath by Peter Mackay & John S MacPherson (Luath Press). The winner was announced at a ceremony in Glasgow on Thursday 6 October.
  • 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.