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training and development 

28 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.

Booking open

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

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

22 August at EIBF

Our dynamic and lively discussion on the state of the publishing industry today in the UK and abroad. Book online.

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

  • Solar Bones on Man Booker longlist

    27 July 2017
    Huge congratulations to Mike McCormack whose novel Solar Bones (Canongate Books) is on the longlist, or 'Man Booker Dozen', for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize 2017. Scottish writer Ali Smith also features with Autumn (Hamish Hamilton).
  • New bookshop opens in Fort William

    24 July 2017
    Fort William's new bookshop - The Highland Bookshop - was opened on 14 July by author Alexander McCall Smith.
  • 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.