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22 July 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.


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

Apply by 4 August

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

Apply by 4 August

The Go-Digital Fund is now open for applications for digital training, development etc.

Portal of Scottish books

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

New Books Scotland

Publishing and Writing

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

Part of cover of New Books Scotland publication

Booking open

Book now for Writing Digital Content, Proofreading and Copy-editing later in the year.

Book distribution partner

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

What's On

For an overview of what's coming up in publishing, see our lists of festivals, fairs, prizes, events and dates of note.

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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

  • The Outrun wins the PEN Ackerley Prize 2017

    6 July 2017
    The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate Books) is the winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize 2017 for memoir and life writing.
  • Stephanie Wolfe Murray

    27 June 2017
    We were sad to hear that the inspirational Stephanie Wolfe Murray - who co-founded Canongate in 1973 and ran it until 1994 - died on 24 June 2017.
  • McIlvanney Prize 2017 longlist

    22 June 2017
    Crime fiction, non-fiction and anthologies of short crime stories are all eligible for The McIlvanney Prize. The longlist, announced on 20 June, includes Cross Purpose by Claire MacLeary (Contraband). The finalists will be announced early September and the winner on 8 September at the Bloody Scotland crime writing festival in Stirling.
  • Kelpies 2017 shortlist

    21 June 2017
    Independent Edinburgh publisher Floris Books has announced the shortlist for the Kelpies Prize 2017. The books on it are: Lottie Larkin's Magical Mishap by Kate Bolden; David and the Surprisingly Smart-o-saurus by Debbie Cannon; and The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow by Emily Ilett. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 23 August
  • Fallow by Daniel Shand wins the Betty Trask Prize 2017

    21 June 2017
    Congratulations to Daniel Shand whose romantic novel Fallow (published by Sandstone Press in Dingwall) has won the Betty Trask Prize 2017. The Prize was among those announced at the Society of Authors Prizes ceremony in London on 20 June 2017.