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21 November 2018

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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Donald Greig

Offers a broad range of publishing services and consultancy from editorial to UK and international sales.

Notice of AGM

Publishing Scotland's AGM will take place at Scott House in Edinburgh on Thursday 29 November 2018.

Publishing and Writing

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

International Fellowship

Apply by Friday 25 January for our International Fellowship Programme in August 2019.

Apply by 7 January 2019

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

Training courses

Book for our Welcome to Proofreading (7 November) and 2019 Writing Digital Content courses.

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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

  • John Murray

    21 November 2018
    John Murray, the esteemed Gaelic writer and educationalist, has died. Finlay MacLeod writes about his friend and kindred spirit.
  • Book Week Scotland 2018

    19 November 2018
    Book Week Scotland 2018 runs from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 November and it is bigger and better than ever, with incredible events taking place across Scotland. There's a rebel theme this year and Books from Scotland is joining in with its just published Rebel issue which you can read on
  • Writers and publishers on The List's Hot 100 of 2018

    1 November 2018
    This year The List's Hot 100 celebrates the most important female cultural contributors in Scotland. Huge congratulations to Glasgow Women's Library who very deservedly topped the list. Congratulations also to publishers 404 Ink and BHP Comics and to all the other literary names on the list including Claire Askew, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Kirsty Logan, Lighthouse bookshop and Minnie the Minx.