The network for trade,
training and development
Publishing Scotland is the trade and network body for the book
publishing industry in Scotland, working to promote and protect the
interests of its members, both nationally and internationally.
Parent company of BookSource.
Publishing Scotland hosted a collective stand for members at the
Bologna Children's Book Fair 2019.
For a week in summer (19 to 25 August 2019), the Scottish
publishing industry will welcome ten senior publishers from around
the world to meet Scottish publishers and experience a taste of the
Scottish book world.
Our new rights publication with Creative Scotland is available
at book fairs and to download as a PDF.
Our 2019 joint conference with the Booksellers Association
#scotbookconf took place on Tuesday 26 February in Edinburgh
at Surgeons Quarter.
Available to international publishers for the translation of
books by Scottish writers.
Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and
advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.
Latest jobs and advice on finding a job in publishing
Apply for this position through Inspired Selection. Early applications may be prioritised.
Apply asap but no later than Friday 26 April 2019 for this position with working hours during school term-time selling to primary and secondary schools and local authority contacts in Scotland.
Apply asap but no later than 26 April 2019 for this position with working hours during school term-time selling print and digital resources to primary schools and local authority contacts in Scotland.
There are two part-time positions at this new bookshop. Apply by 5pm on Friday 26 April 2019.
Apply by Friday 26 April for these 6-month Living Wage internships in Livingston.
Apply by 5pm on Friday 26 April 2019 for this fixed-term (one year), part-time position (one day per week) at Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre. Possible remote working for the right candidate.
Apply for this temporary position in August by 5pm on Friday 26 April 2019.
Apply for this part-time position in Inverness by 30 April 2019.
Apply for this international fellowship opportunity with the Institut Ramon Llull by Tuesday 30 April 2019.
Apply for this international fellowship opportunity with the Slovenian Book Agency by Friday 10 May 2019.
Here are quick links to the answers to some of the questions we
get asked most frequently
You can research publishers and submit your book for
consideration or you can publish it on your own (see Getting
For small publishers and self-publishers especially with just
one book, doing it yourself is sometimes the only option. Read more
on joining, search lists of publisher members & network
members & catch up on members'
Offers a full range of publishing services from editorial
through to typesetting, design, sales and marketing.
The Go-See Fund - for publishers' first time
visits to book fairs - is open for applications.
International promotion of books, writers, festivals and
organisations on behalf of the literature sector in
Our most recent rights publication with Creative Scotland is
available at book fairs and to download as a PDF.
Book now for the next Harper Macleod sessions and courses on
writing digital content and proofreading.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
Visit BooksfromScotland.com our curated online
showcase of thousands of Scottish books.
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Publishing Scotland is based at Scott House, 10 South St Andrew
Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AZ. Our training also takes place there.
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