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27 June 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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Get info on joining, search lists of publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on members' news.

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Wide range of design and typesetting services - including books, logos and other promotional materials. 

Apply by 12 August 2019

International publishers are invited to apply for funding support to translate works by Scottish writers.

New Service

International promotion of books, writers, festivals etc on behalf of the literature sector in Scotland.

The 2019 Fellows

Find out about the ten international publishers taking part in our Fellowship Programme in Scotland in August.

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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

  • Shortlists announced for Kelpies Prizes 2019

    20 June 2019
    Six talented writers and six talented illustrators have been shortlisted for the Kelpies Prizes 2019. The winners will be announced at an exclusive award ceremony at Edinburgh International Book Festival this August.
  • BookSource reduces its carbon footprint and energy bills

    18 June 2019
    We are delighted to report that, with the help of Resource Efficient Scotland and an SME loan, distributor BookSource (owned by Publishing Scotland) has cut its annual carbon footprint and reduced energy costs by over £16,000.
  • APWG publishes report on authors' earnings

    12 June 2019
    On 11 June the UK Government's All Party Parliamentary Writers Group (APWG) published Supporting the Writers of Tomorrow - a report following its 2018 Inquiry into Authors' Earnings. The report makes a raft of recommendations to Government based on evidence given to the Inquiry by a wide range of professional working writers, as well as industry bodies.
  • Lucy Juckes, Theresa Breslin and Anne Barclay named in Queen's Birthday Honours

    10 June 2019
    Many congratulations to Lucy Juckes, Theresa Breslin and Anne Barclay, who have received honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019.
  • New books programme for BBC Scotland

    5 June 2019
    BBC Scotland has commissioned a new Arts series to celebrate literature. The Big Scottish Book Club is to be hosted by award-winning author Damian Barr and the four sixty-minute programmes will air later this year.