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16 August 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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Get information on joining, search lists of publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on members' news.


The Association of Scottish Literary Agents (ASLA) is the representative body of  literary agents based in Scotland.

23 August 2018

Scottish writers will discuss their work with Louise Welsh at our Fellows event in Glasgow. Free but RSVP essential.

Publishing and Writing

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

What's On

A round up of book festivals, book fairs, awards, events, anniversaries and other dates of note.

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

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018

    14 August 2018
    The Edinburgh International Book Festival opened on Saturday 11 August with a stunning line-up of author sessions as well as 2 book shops packed with great books from Scottish publishers and more.
  • Robin Robertson longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

    24 July 2018
    The 2018 longlist features The Long Take (Picador) by Scottish poet Robin Robertson. As Associate Publisher at Jonathan Cape, Robertson acquired the UK rights to Michael Ondaatje's Warlight which also features on the longlist. Photo of Robin Robertson by Niall McDiarmid.
  • UK publishing industry had a record-breaking year in 2017

    19 July 2018
    The UK publishing industry had a record-breaking year in 2017, with income up 5% to £5.7bn, according to new figures released on 18 July 2018 by the Publishers Association. Hardback fiction, audiobook downloads and exports have all done particularly well. Sales of children's and educational print books have both declined.
  • Awards deadlines

    16 July 2018
    Don't miss out on these awards with deadlines fast approaching: Not the Booker; Saltire Society Literary Awards; Highland Book Prize; Saltire Society Publisher and Emerging Publisher of the Year; and the Wellcome Book Prize.
  • The Blackbird Diaries wins the Bookends Prize 2018

    12 July 2018
    The Blackbird Diaries by Karen Lloyd (Saraband) has won the Bookends Prize for Arts and Literature at the 2018 Lakeland Book of the Year awards. Picture of Karen Lloyd by Callum Leach.