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23 June 2018

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.

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Get information on joining, search lists of publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on members' news.

APS Group

Provides a range of publishing, digital, print, design and related services from its Edinburgh base.

Apply by 13 August 2018

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

Publishing and Writing

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

What's On

A round up of book festivals, book fairs, awards, events, anniversaries and other dates of note.

Booking open

Book your place now at our Writing Digital Content and Welcome to Proofreading courses in the autumn.

Scottish books showcase

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

Book distribution partner

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

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

  • Independent Bookshop Week 2018

    16 June 2018
    Independent Bookshop Week 2018 will take place from Saturday 16 to Saturday 23 June. Your local bookshop will have their own way of celebrating, and we encourage you to visit to celebrate with them!
  • 404 Ink win national entrepreneur award

    15 June 2018
    Congratulations to the Emerging Publishers of the Year 404 Ink who were announced as recipients of a Young Edge grant, for Scotland's most promising young entrepreneurs. 404 Ink is the first publisher to receive the accolade.
  • Solar Bones wins the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award

    14 June 2018
    Solar Bones by Mike McCormack is the winner of the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award. Canongate Books publishes the UK version of this novel which was first published by Tramp Press, an independent in Ireland.