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24 February 2019

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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IndieAuthors World

Friendly professional publishing services for print and eBooks for writers who choose to self-publish.

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We look forward to seeing you at the Scottish Book Trade Conference in Edinburgh on 26 February 2019.

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 proofreading, copy-editing, writing digital content and Adobe courses, and Harper Macleod sessions.

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

  • Full line-up announced for Scottish Book Trade Conference 2019

    6 February 2019
    The full line-up of speakers for the Scottish Book Trade Conference 2019 has been announced. Speakers include First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, author and activist Gina Miller and Waterstones Managing Director James Daunt. The conference will take place at Surgeon's Quarter in Edinburgh on Tuesday 26 February 2019, and will be chaired by Jenny Brown, of Jenny Brown Associates.
  • Winner of the official poem for the new Lagg Distillery announced

    28 January 2019
    A poem entitled 'From The Grain' by David Cover has been announced as the official poem for the Lagg Distillery on the Isle of Arran.
  • Kelpies Prize 2019

    23 January 2019
    The Kelpies Prize 2019 is now open. The organisers are looking for emerging writers who are committed to developing their writing craft, their book promotion skills and their profile as a children's author. The Kelpies Prize is open to anyone who lives or works in Scotland and has stories to tell. Enter by 5pm on 28 February 2019.
  • Bookbug Picture Book Prize winner 2019

    16 January 2019
    Congratulations to writer Alan Windram and illustrator Chloe Holwill-Hunter who were announced as the winners of the 2019 Bookbug Picture Book Prize for One Button Benny (Little Door Books).
  • British Book Awards 2019

    8 January 2019
    The 2019 awards are open for entries until Friday 8 February 2019. A new Small Press category has been introduced.