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23 March 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 and browse or search our lists of publisher members and network members.

Apply by 11 May 2018

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

Booking open

Book your place now at the free PLS session in April and our digital and editorial courses.

Stand 2C80

The Publishing Scotland collective stand at the London Book Fair 2018 (10 to 12 April) is stand 2C80.

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Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's monthly emails with news on books, publishing, jobs and training.

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

  • British Book Awards 2018 shortlists

    16 March 2018
    Edinburgh University Press, Canongate and Canongate's Francis Bickmore and Andrea Joyce, and two Canongate books (How to Stop Time and How Not to be a Boy), are all shortlisted for this year's awards. Booksellers Sally Pattle of Far From the Madding Crowd in Linlithgow and Greig Watt of Blackwell's in Aberdeen, and The Edinburgh Bookshop and Golden Hare Books are also on the shortlists.
  • Rook on CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist

    15 March 2018
    Rook by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke) has been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018. The winner will be announced on 18 June.
  • Die, My Love on Man Booker International Prize longlist

    12 March 2018
    A title from Edinburgh-based Charco Press - Die, My Love by Argentinian writer Ariana Harwicz, translated by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff - is one of the thirteen books longlisted for Man Booker International Prize.
  • Donald Meek Award 2018

    16 February 2018
    The Gaelic Books Council is inviting submissions from Gaelic writers for the Donald Meek Award 2018. This award aims to encourage and support new and established Gaelic writers and new Gaelic writing. The deadline for submissions is 17.00 on Friday 4 May 2018.