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24 March 2017

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.

Course dates

Book now for writing digital content, proofreading and advanced editorial courses in June.

London Book Fair 2017

See some pictures of our members and stand at the London Book Fair at Olympia this year.

New Books Scotland

Publishing and Writing

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

Part of cover of New Books Scotland publication

Portal of Scottish books

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

Enter by 17 April

The 2017 awards for fiction, non-fiction, history, poetry, reference and first book are now open for submissions.

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.

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

  • British Book Awards shortlist

    16 March 2017
    The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate Books) is on the British Book Awards shortlist for Narrative Non-fiction Book of the Year. Far From the Madding Crowd (Linlithgow) and The Edinburgh Bookshop are shortlisted for bookshop awards. Cat Anderson at the Edinburgh Bookshop is shortlisted in the Individual Bookseller category. The winners will be announced in May.
  • Saltire Society Literary Awards 2017

    14 March 2017
    Widely recognised as Scotland's most prestigious book awards, the Saltire Literary Awards are presented in six categories. The 2017 awards are now open for submissions. Completed Entry Forms must be received by 12 noon on Monday 17 April 2017.
  • Professor Iain Stevenson

    10 March 2017
    We were saddened to hear of the sudden death on 1 March 2017 of Iain Stevenson, Professor Emeritus in Publishing at UCL.