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training and development 

23 October 2014

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.

Our members

Browse or search our lists of publisher members and network members  and get information on joining.

Text Management

Learn the essentials of copy-editing and proofreading. Special introductory offer fee of £200+VAT for non-members.

Creative interns

Publishers and others can apply by 7 November for SCVO/Creative Scotland funding to take on graduate interns.

Book distribution partner

Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's fastest growing distributors.

Portal of Scottish books is Publishing Scotland's comprehensive e-portal for Scottish books, literature and writing.

Bookspotting app

Shortlisted for a FutureBook Innovation award, our free app links books and authors to locations around Scotland.

Supporting publishers

If you didn't make it along to our 40th anniversary exhibition in Edinburgh you can see the panels on this PDF.

Frankfurt Book Fair

Publishing Scotland and members were at the Books from Scotland stand H1 at the world's largest trade book fair.

Our newsletters

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

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

  • SYP Scotland How to Network session

    17 October 2014
    Society of Young Publishers Scotland have teamed up with voicebusiness to put on a session full of networking tips. It's on Thursday 23 October in Edinburgh and will be particularly helpful for those who hate networking or think they do!
  • Richard Flanagan wins the Booker 2014

    15 October 2014
    Richard Flanagan is the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, published by Chatto & Windus.
  • Great Scott at Waverley

    14 October 2014
    Happy 200th Birthday to Waverley (the book) which is being celebrated with quotes from its author Sir Walter Scott at Waverley (the station) and with a free book Great Scott! (produced by Waverley Books). The celebrations also mark the 10th anniversary of Edinburgh's designation as the world's first UNESCO City of Literature.
  • Scottish Bestsellers from Blackwell

    13 October 2014
    The top ten Scottish bestsellers from Blackwell's Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh.