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Welcome to the Publishing Scotland website

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

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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.

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Get information on joining, search lists of publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on members' news.

JC Consultancy

Offers editorial services to traditional and digital-first publishers, and editing support to debut authors. 

Apply by 12 August 2019

International publishers are invited to apply for funding support to translate works by Scottish writers.

New Service

International promotion of books, writers, festivals and organisations on behalf of the literature sector in Scotland.

Publishing and writing

Our most recent rights publication with Creative Scotland is available at book fairs and to download as a PDF.

Training courses 2019

Book now for Harper Macleod's session on libel and defamation and courses on writing digital content and proofreading.

Book distribution partner

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

Scottish books showcase

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

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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

  • Celestial Bodies wins the Man Booker International Prize 2019

    21 May 2019
    Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, translated by Marilyn Booth from Arabic and published by our member Sandstone Press has been announced as the winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019. Huge congratulations to all involved!
  • British Book Awards winners 2019

    14 May 2019
    Huge congratulations to British Book Awards 2019 winners Golden Hare Books and Noor Hemani. Golden Hare Books won the Independent Bookshop of the Year and Noor Hemani, of Lighthouse, won the Individual Bookseller of the Year. It was a vintage year for Scottish bookshops with The Edinburgh Bookshop and The Mainstreet Trading Company commended in their categories too.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships 2019 announced

    7 May 2019
    Four writers have been awarded a month-long residency in France. They are: Bernard McLaverty, Linda Cracknell, Philip Miller and Maria Fusco.
  • 404 Ink founders shortlisted for Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2019

    1 May 2019
    404 Ink founders Heather McDaid and Laura Jones are shortlisted for the 2019 Kim Scott Walwyn Prize. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 28 May 2019.