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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

  • Apply for this maternity cover position by Saturday 30 April 2016. Connect has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

  • Various closing dates but for booksales supervisors and booksellers it is noon on 16 May. Box office, front of house and warehouse posts also available: check closing dates.


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.

Summer courses

Book now for Writing Digital Content (2 June), Proofreading (8 June), and new course Further Editing Skills (9 June).

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.

Book distribution partner

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

Portal of Scottish books is back. Visit our online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

Our newsletters

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

  • Teen author Estelle Maskame wins the Young Scot Arts Award

    28 April 2016
    Teen sensation Estelle Maskame from Peterhead has won the Arts Award at the Young Scot Awards 2016. Estelle's Did I Mention I Love You? trilogy is published by Edinburgh-based Black & White Publishing.
  • Nan Shepherd to feature on banknote

    25 April 2016
    Scottish novelist and poet Nan Shepherd is to feature on the Royal Bank of Scotland's new £5 note later in 2016. Behind the portrait sits a picture of Nan Shepherd's beloved Cairngorms as well as a quote from her book The Living Mountain. This book and several others by Nan Shepherd are published by Edinburgh-based Canongate Books.
  • James Tait Black Prizes shortlist 2016

    21 April 2016
    The James Tait Black Prizes for Fiction and Biography are awarded annually by the University of Edinburgh and have acquired an international reputation. Two books from Edinburgh-based Canongate feature on the 2016 shortlist: Beatlebone by Kevin Barry and The First Bad Man by Miranda July.
  • Saltire Literary Awards open for nominations

    29 March 2016
    Nominations are now open for the 2016 Saltire Literary Awards. The categories are: Non-Fiction, Fiction Book, First Book, Research Book, History Book, and Poetry Book. There are two deadlines: 5 May (for books published between 1 September 2015 and 31 March 2016) and 8 July (for books published between 1 April and 31 August 2016).