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training and development 

16 January 2017

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.

Apply by 10 February

An exciting programme of advice, training and support for emerging publishing companies in Scotland.

Now open for booking

The Scottish Book Trade Conference will take place at Central Hall in Edinburgh on 22 February.

New course dates

Booking is open for 2017 proofreading, copy-editing, digital content and business writing courses.

International Fellowship

We'll be sending out application forms from February so please register your interest by 31 January 2017.

Our newsletters

Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's monthly emails with news on books, publishing, awards, jobs and training.

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 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

  • British Book Awards 2017 open for entries

    9 January 2017
    The 2017 British Book Awards are open for entries until Friday 10 February 2017. There are awards for publishers, booksellers, libraries and of course books. This year Crime & Thriller titles are to have their own category, while non-Fiction will be split into Narrative and Lifestyle.
  • Man Booker Prize 2017 open for entries

    6 January 2017
    The £50,000 Man Booker is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers. The entry deadline for the 2017 prize is Friday 10 March 2017.
  • Publishing Scotland news round up 2016

    20 December 2016
    It's been an exceptionally busy year for our members - and for us! We've listed some of the highlights in this round up of 2016.
  • Investors In People Gold Accreditation for Prepress Projects

    14 December 2016
    Many congratulations to network member Prepress Projects on achieving Investors In People Gold Accreditation, putting the company in the top 2% of UK companies for good people management policies. They have also, for the first time, received the Investors in Young People Good Practice Award, recognising their work in recruiting, supporting and developing young people.