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training and development 

25 April 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.

  • Supporting publishers

    In 2014 we celebrate 40 years of supporting publishers in Scotland. We'll be adding to our gallery every week.

  • Bookspotting app

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

Early booking discount

Book now and get the discount on our editorial, marketing, web and business writing skills courses in May and June.

Stand H350

See pictures of the Books from Scotland collective stand H350 for members at the London Book Fair 2014.

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

  • World Book Night 2014

    23 April 2014
    World Book Night is celebrated on 23 April. Maybe you'll be given a book today or maybe you'll give one. However you spend the day, we hope you manage to fit in some reading!
  • Stationers Company Innovation Excellence Nominations

    14 April 2014
    Edinburgh-based Bright Red Publishing is nominated in the digital media and publishing category of The Stationers' Company new Innovation Excellence Awards.
  • Walter Scott Prize shortlist 2014

    4 April 2014
    The shortlist for this year's £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is described by the judges as 'the toughest choice, from the strongest longlist, in the Prize's five year history'. The shortlist includes Kate Atkinson's Costa winner and Eleanor Catton's Booker winner.