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training and development 

25 June 2016

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.


Publishers in Scotland are invited to apply by 5 August for Go-Digital funding for projects, training etc.

Publishing Fellowship

The Scottish publishing industry will welcome ten senior publishers from the US, Canada and Europe in August.

Apply by 12 August

Support for non-UK publishers who want to translate Scottish writers' work from English, Scots or Gaelic.

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.

Book distribution partner

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

Portal of Scottish books is back. Visit our online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

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

  • UK votes to leave the EU

    24 June 2016
    The book trade appeared to be overwhelmingly in favour of remaining within the European Union. The Bookseller has a round up of the reaction of publishers, booksellers and authors to the Leave vote and Bookbrunch's Neill Denny asks 'Brexit: What Next?'
  • Independent Bookshop Week 2016

    16 June 2016
    Independent Bookshop Week (18 to 25 June 2016) celebrates independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland with events, reading groups, storytelling, author signings, literary lunches, face painting and the Ultimate #bookshopcrawl Challenge. We encourage you to visit your local bookshop to join in the fun.
  • EIBF 2016 programme launched

    10 June 2016
    The 2016 EIBF programme launched on 9 June and it includes details of our event on 23 August: Celebrating our Buildings Book by Book. For the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, we discuss the brave and bold ways in which publishers are bringing innovative design and Scotland’s architectural heritage to new audiences. Tickets for this and other EIBF events go on sale from 8.30am on 21 June.
  • Publishing Scotland’s international Fellowship Programme returns for second year

    1 June 2016
    Ten senior publishing figures from the US, Canada and Europe will visit Scotland from 22 to 28 August 2016 to meet publishers, agents, and writers in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. The Publishing Fellows will take part in a varied programme of events to help develop relationships between the international publishing community and the Scottish sector.