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21 March 2019

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.

IndieAuthors World

Friendly professional publishing services for print and eBooks for writers who choose to self-publish.

Apply by Friday 10 May

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

Training courses 2019

Book now for proofreading, copy-editing, writing digital content and Adobe courses, and Harper Macleod sessions.

Publishing and Writing

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

28 March 2019

Members event about bookselling changes at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Book your place.

New Service

International promotion of books, writers, festivals and organisations on behalf of the literature sector in Scotland.

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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

  • Paul Henderson Scott

    18 March 2019
    We were sorry to hear of the death of Paul Henderson Scott, writer and former Vice-President of the SNP.
  • British Book Awards Small Presses winners

    14 March 2019
    Bath-based travel publisher Wild Things Publishing has won the inaugural British Book Awards Small Press of the Year, announced at the London Book Fair on 13 March 2019. The winner of the Scottish Regional Prize was Charco Press.
  • Sandstone Press book on Booker International longlist

    13 March 2019
    The 'Man Booker Dozen' of 13 novels in contention for the £50,000 Man Booker International prize has been announced. Particular congratulations to our member Sandstone Press which has a book on the list: Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, translated by Marilyn Booth.
  • International Fellows 2019 announced at Scotland in London showcase

    12 March 2019
    Scottish publishers marked the beginning of the London Book Fair with the first ever 'Scotland in London' showcase attended by key figures from the book trade and a large cohort of international publishers who have participated in the Publishing Scotland Fellowship over the last four years. At the event Marion Sinclair, CEO of Publishing Scotland, revealed the 10 publishers who have been chosen for the fifth International Fellowship.
  • Reform of Defamation Law in Scotland

    7 March 2019
    The Scottish Government is seeking views on the reform of defamation in Scots law. The deadline for submissions is 5 April 2019. Scottish PEN has produced a guide for responding to the reform to help walk people through the process.