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.
Available to international publishers for the translation of
Scottish books. Apply by 7 January 2019 for Round 2 funding
Our new rights publication with Creative Scotland is available
at book fairs and to download as a PDF.
In August 2018 the Scottish publishing industry welcomed
eight senior publishers from around the world to meet Scottish
publishers and experience a taste of the Scottish book
Publishing Scotland and members were at our collective stand E91
in Hall 6.0 at the Frankfurt Book Fair 10 to 14 October
Our 2019 joint conference with the Booksellers Association
#scotbookconf is on Tuesday 26 February in Edinburgh at
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 for this full-time Edinburgh-based position by Friday 16 November 2018. The role requires regular travel.
Apply for this full-time, open-ended post (Grade 8/9 in Scottish Literature) at the University of Stirling by midnight on Sunday 18 November 2018.
Apply by 19 November 2018 for this grant to scout for foreign-language books at the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2019. Applications are invited from editors who don't already have extensive experience publishing work in translation but have an interest in doing so.
Scottish Book Trust, Scotland's national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, is looking for new volunteer Board Members and a Treasurer. Apply by 26 November.
Apply for this part-time (30 hours per week) Edinburgh-based position by Wednesday 28 November 2018.
Apply for this position in Edinburgh by noon on Monday 3 December 2018.
Apply for this bursary for publishing rights professionals by 16 December 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, search lists of publisher members & network
members & catch up on members'
Offers a broad range of publishing services and consultancy from
editorial to UK and international sales.
Publishing Scotland's AGM will take place at Scott House in
Edinburgh on Thursday 29 November 2018.
Apply by Friday 25 January for our International
Fellowship Programme in August 2019.
International publishers are invited to apply for funding
support to translate works by Scottish writers.
Book for our Welcome to Proofreading (7 November) and 2019
Writing Digital Content courses.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
Visit BooksfromScotland.com our curated online
showcase of thousands of Scottish books.
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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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