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22 August 2014

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.

Our members

Browse or search our lists of publisher members and network members  and get information on joining.

Writing for the Web

Book now for the next session of this popular course on 4 September at a special offer fee of £180+VAT.


Publishers based in Scotland can apply by 5 September for up to £2,000 of digital funding.

Bookspotting app

Download the new, free app which links books and authors to dates, themes and distinct locations around Scotland.

Scottish books at EIBF

The EIBF bookshops are stacked with members' books and there's a selection in our latest Scottish Books brochure.

Saturday 23 August

A great day for children's events with Emily Dodd, Daniela Sacerdoti, and Keith Charters and Gillian Philip.

Supporting publishers

If you didn't make it along to our 40th anniversary exhibition in Edinburgh you can see the panels on this PDF.

Our newsletters

Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's monthly emails with news on books, publishing, awards, 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

  • Edwin Morgan Poetry Award winner

    16 August 2014
    Niall Campbell has won the 2014 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award for his collection Moontide. He is the first recipient of the £20,000 award which was established to support Scottish poets under the age of 30.
  • Kelpies Prize 2014 winner

    15 August 2014
    First-time children's novelist Lindsay Littleson was revealed as the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2014 at an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Thursday 14 August. Lindsay's winning entry, The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean, will be published by Floris Books' Kelpies imprint during Spring 2015.
  • The Donald Meek Award 2014

    14 August 2014
    The Donald Meek Award 2014 for the Book of the Year was presented to Norma MacLeod for her novel An Dosan at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 14 August. Alison Lang won the Highly Commendable prize for An Aisling, and Christine Stone won the First Book prize for her collection of short stories, As a’ Bhùth ’s an Tac an Teine.
  • Gail Rebuck appointed to the House of Lords

    11 August 2014
    Dame Gail Rebuck, the Chair of Penguin Random House UK, has been appointed to the House of Lords as a Labour peer.