The network for trade,
training and development
Publishing Scotland is the network body for the book publishing
industry in Scotland, working to promote and protect the interests
of its members, both nationally and internationally.
Our 2017 joint conference with the Booksellers Association took
place in Edinburgh on 22 February.
Publishing Scotland hosted collective stand 2C80 for members at
the London Book Fair 2017 at Olympia from 14 to 16 March.
Their 40th anniversary has been a stellar year for Floris Books,
winners of the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year 2016.
Leah McDowell also won the inaugural Emerging Publisher of the Year
and their books have been picking up awards too including a
prestigious Blue Peter Award.
In August 2016 the Scottish publishing industry welcomed ten
senior publishers from the US, Canada and Europe to meet Scottish
publishers and experience a taste of the Scottish book world.
Publishing Scotland and members attended the Frankfurt Book Fair
19 to 23 October 2016.
Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and
advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.
Latest jobs and advice on finding a job in publishing
Apply for this part-time position (15 hours/week) based in Edinburgh by 5pm on Friday 2 June 2017.
Apply for this temporary position by 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.
Apply for these temporary posts by noon on Monday 29 May 2017.
Apply for this part-time position in Argyll and Bute by noon on Monday 5 June 2017.
Apply asap to be a bookseller (full-time, part-time and seasonal work) at this new bookshop opening in Fort William in July.
Apply for this post in Edinburgh by Friday 2 June 2017 at 23:55.
Apply for these freelance fixed term posts in Fife by 5pm on Friday 2 June 2017.
Scottish Book Trust is seeking Board Members with an interest in promoting literacy and personal fulfilment through reading and writing for pleasure. Apply by 12 June 2017.
Apply for this position in Glasgow by Monday 12 June 2017.
Here are quick links to the answers to some of the questions we
get asked most frequently
You can research publishers and submit your book for
consideration or you can publish it on your own (see Getting
For small publishers and self-publishers especially with just
one book, doing it yourself is sometimes the only option. Read more
on joining and browse or search our lists of publisher
members and network members.
Fund - for publishers' first time visits to book fairs - is
open for applications.
Fund is now open for applications for digital training,
Book now for writing digital content, proofreading and advanced
editorial courses in June.
Publishing Seminar in Edinburgh. Places are free but book in advance as space is limited.
International publishers are invited to apply for funding
support to translate works by Scottish writers.
Our new publication with Creative Scotland is available at book
fairs and to download as a PDF.
Visit BooksfromScotland.com our curated online
showcase of thousands of Scottish books.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
For an overview of what's coming up in publishing, see our lists
of festivals, fairs, prizes, events and dates of note.
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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