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23 November 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.

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Get information on joining and browse or search our lists of publisher members and network members.

Apply by 24 November

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

Apply by 5 January 2018

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

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

Booking open

Book your place now at our introductory and further level proofreading and copy-editing courses.

Portal of Scottish books

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

Freight Books

Freight Books has been placed in the hands of provisional liquidators, WRI Associates, Glasgow.

Book distribution partner

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

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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

  • How to Stop Time wins a Readers Award 2017

    22 November 2017
    Congratulations to Matt Haig who picked up the 2017 Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Popular Fiction for his most recent novel How to Stop Time (Canongate Books).
  • Costa Book Awards shortlists

    22 November 2017
    The 2017 shortlists feature two Scottish writers: Stef Penney for Under a Pole Star (Quercus) and Gail Honeyman for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins). The category winners will be revealed on 2 January 2018 and the overall winner on 30 January.
  • Writers and publishers on The List's Hot 100 of 2017

    1 November 2017
    Congratulations to publisher 404 Ink which tops this year's Hot 100 and to publishers BHP and Metaphrog who are also on the list. Writers Denise Mina, Henry Bell, Chris Brookmyre and Kaite Welsh; Bloody Scotland; Peggy Hughes; and Glasgow Women's Library, are among the other literary names making this annual list which celebrates the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape in Scotland in the past year.
  • 30 under 30 inspiring women 2017

    31 October 2017
    Congratulations to Laura Jones and Heather McDaid of publishers 404 Ink who are on the list of 30 inspirational women under 30 list compiled by YWCA Scotland - the Young Women's Movement.