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21 September 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.

Booking open

Book now for our November courses Welcome to Proofreading and Welcome to Copy-editing.

New Books Scotland

Publishing and Writing

Our new rights publication with Creative Scotland is available at book fairs and to download as a PDF.

New Books Scotland Autumn Winter 2017

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.

Frankfurt Book Fair

Publishing Scotland and members are at the Books from Scotland stand E91 in Hall 6.0.

20 September 2017

Marion Sinclair of Publishing Scotland will deliver the inaugural Jim Douglas Lecture at SFU in Vancouver.

Book distribution partner

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

Portal of Scottish books

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

  • EUP reports record year of sales

    19 September 2017
    Edinburgh University Press has reported a record year of sales for the period ending 31 July 2017. Pre-audited accounts show total revenues of £3.22 million - up 12% year on year.
  • Canongate acquires Severn House Publishers and Kate Gibb is promoted

    13 September 2017
    Canongate has bought Severn House Publishers. In a connected development Kate Gibb, until recently Canongate's Finance and Operations Director, has been promoted to C.O.O. of Canongate.
  • Latest awards from Publishing Scotland's Translation Fund

    6 September 2017
    Round 1 of Publishing Scotland's Translation Fund 2017/18 has seen £13k allocated to overseas publishing houses to translate Scottish writers' work into Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Greek, Korean, Russian, Dutch and Croatian.