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18 April 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 information on joining, search lists of publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on members' news.

Lumphanan Press

Offers a full range of publishing services from editorial through to typesetting, design, sales and marketing.

Apply by Friday 10 May

The Go-See Fund - for publishers' first time visits to book fairs - is open for applications.

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 Harper Macleod copyright session and proofreading, copy-editing, and writing digital content courses.

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

  • European Council approves new copyright rules for the internet

    17 April 2019
    On 15 April 2019 the Council of the European Union gave its green light to the new Copyright Directive proposed by the Commission in September 2016 and voted by the European Parliament in March 2019.
  • Sandstone Press book on Booker International shortlist

    10 April 2019
    Congratulations to our member Sandstone Press which has a book on the shortlist: Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, translated by Marilyn Booth.
  • International travel fund for Scottish writers launched

    3 April 2019
    With an available budget of £15,000 for 2019/20 the Author International Travel Fund will accept applications on a rolling basis for a period of one year. Writers can apply for a maximum of £1,000 to support travel costs. This new fund has been launched by Scottish Books International, Scotland's first international books promotion service, to support Scottish writers wishing to travel overseas to promote their work.
  • British Book Awards 2019 shortlists

    22 March 2019
    Congratulations to all on the BBA shortlists particularly: Canongate Books and its Publishing Director Francis Bickmore; Historic Environment Scotland; and HarperCollins and its imprints Collins Learning, HQ and HarperCollins Children's Books. There is also a strong showing from Scottish booksellers with Noor Hemani (Lighthouse Bookshop), Jonathan Taylor (Golden Hare Books), The Mainstreet Trading Company, Golden Hare Books and The Edinburgh Bookshop all shortlisted for awards. The winners will be announced on 13 May.