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22 January 2019

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.

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Get information on joining, search lists of publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on members' news.

Belle Media

Digital media company with ongoing publishing projects, communications & marketing experience.

International Fellowship

Apply by Friday 25 January for our International Fellowship Programme in August 2019.


Annual Report 2018

Our Annual Report has an overview of our projects and members' highlights in 2018.

Publishing Scotland annual report 2018

Publishing and Writing

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

Training courses 2019

Book now for proofreading, copy-editing, writing digital content and Adobe courses, and Harper Macleod sessions.

Book distribution partner

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

Scottish books showcase

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

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Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's regular 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

  • Bookbug Picture Book Prize winner 2019

    16 January 2019
    Congratulations to writer Alan Windram and illustrator Chloe Holwill-Hunter who were announced as the winners of the 2019 Bookbug Picture Book Prize for One Button Benny (Little Door Books).
  • British Book Awards 2019

    8 January 2019
    The 2019 awards are open for entries until Friday 8 February 2019. A new Small Press category has been introduced.
  • Print book sales up in 2018

    7 January 2019
    The Bookseller reports that 2018 saw the UK printed book market grow in value for a fourth year running.