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 month long opportunity (28 Jan-24 Feb 2019) by Monday 10 December at 9am.
Apply for this full time, permanent position by 9am on Monday 10 December 2018.
Apply for this full time, permanent position by Tuesday 11 December 2018.
Apply for this full-time, permanent position by Wednesday 12 December 2018.
Apply for this part time (16 days per month), permanent position by 9am on Thursday 13 December 2018.
Apply for this bursary for publishing rights professionals by 16 December 2018.
Apply for this part time, contract position by Sunday 16 December 2018.
Apply for this full time, permanent position by 9am on Monday 17 December 2018.
Apply by 5pm on Monday 7 January 2019 for this full-time position in Edinburgh (initial 12-month contract with the intention of becoming permanent).
Apply by Wednesday 30 January 2019 at midday for a month-long residency at the Hôtel Chevillon International Arts Centre at Grez-sur-Loing in France during the months of June, July, August or November. Four fellowships are available.
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'
Freelance Editor (academic, non-fiction and
professional publications) and Director of Hedera
International publishers are invited to apply for funding
support to translate works by Scottish writers.
Our Annual Report has an overview of our projects
and members' highlights in 2018.
Apply by Friday 25 January for our International
Fellowship Programme in August 2019.
Booking is now open for our 2019 writing digital content and
editorial courses and Harper Macleod legal sessions.
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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