The network for trade,
training and development
Publishing Scotland is the trade and network body for the book
publishing industry in Scotland, working to promote and protect the
interests of its members, both nationally and internationally.
Parent company of BookSource.
Our new rights publication with Creative Scotland is available
at book fairs and to download as a PDF.
In August 2017 the Scottish publishing industry welcomed nine
senior publishers from the US, South America, Europe and Australia
to meet Scottish publishers and experience a taste of the Scottish
Our 2018 joint conference with the Booksellers Association will
take place in Edinburgh on 22 February.
Available to international publishers for the translation of
Publishing Scotland and members were on our collective stand E91
in Hall 6.0 at the Frankfurt Book Fair 11 to 15 October
Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and
advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.
Latest jobs and advice on finding a job in publishing
Apply by Monday 11 December 2017 for the 2018 Literature, Emerging Writer and Translation residencies.
Apply for this Edinburgh-based post by midnight on Tuesday 12 December 2017.
Apply to be a volunteer Director by Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 12:00.
These are Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Digital Publishing & Media, and Digital Creative Economy & Publishing posts. Apply by midnight on Thursday 4 January 2018.
Apply for this Edinburgh-based post by 12 noon on Friday 5 January 2018.
Apply for this part-time position working from the Edinburgh office by 10am on Monday 8 January 2018.
The deadline for applications for this Fellowship in Grez-sur-Loing in France is midday on Wednesday 31 January 2018.
Entries for the 2018 Prize should be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 31 January 2018.
Here are quick links to the answers to some of the questions we
get asked most frequently
You can research publishers and submit your book for
consideration or you can publish it on your own (see Getting
For small publishers and self-publishers especially with just
one book, doing it yourself is sometimes the only option. Read more
on joining and browse or search our lists of publisher
members and network members.
International publishers are invited to apply for funding
support to translate works by Scottish writers.
Publishing Scotland's AGM will take place at Scott House in
Edinburgh on Tuesday 19 December 2017.
Book your place now at our GDPR and introductory and further
level editorial courses.
Inspired by Jólabókaflóð, ScotBookFlood celebrates Nordic
literary links and thoughtful book gifting.
is Publishing Scotland's e-portal for Scottish books, literature
Round 2 of the Go-Digital Fund is now open for Scottish
publishers to apply for funding for digital projects or
Freight Design (Scotland) Ltd SC219695, of which the Freight
Books imprint was part, is now in liquidation.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
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Publishing Scotland is based at Scott House, 10 South St Andrew
Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AZ. Our training also takes place there.
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