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training and development 

19 September 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.

Text Management

Learn how to handle text efficiently from first draft to checking final proof. Book by 25/9 to get early booking discount.

Frankfurt Book Fair

Publishing Scotland and members will be at the Books from Scotland stand H1 at the world's largest trade book fair.

  • Bookspotting app

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

  • Supporting publishers

    If you didn't make it along to our 40th anniversary exhibition in Edinburgh you can see the panels on this PDF.

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

  • Referendum round up

    18 September 2014
    Some links to events and writing on the issues that have engaged the publishing industry during the Referendum campaign.
  • Scottish Bestsellers from Blackwell

    1 September 2014
    The top ten Scottish bestsellers from Blackwell's Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh.
  • Scottish Children's Book Awards shortlist

    28 August 2014
    Congratulations to independent publisher Floris Books who have three of their Kelpies imprint books on the SCBA shortlist for a second year in a row. This year they are: Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens by Alex McCall and Pyrate's Boy by E.B. Colin for younger readers, and Dark Spell by Gill Arbuthnott for older readers.