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25 August 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.

EU Referendum Survey

Complete by 31 August

Creative Scotland's survey wants to know how Brexit affects your work in the creative industries.

Union Jack and EU flags pointing in different directions

Publishing Fellowship

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

Publishing Study Day

Members of ACE and PS can book now for our free heritage publishing event at the City Art Centre.

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.

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

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

  • Not the Booker 2016 shortlist

    17 August 2016
    The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize shortlist includes a book from Scottish publisher Freight Books: Walking the Lights by Deborah Andrews.
  • Amy Liptrot's The Outrun wins the Wainwright Prize 2016

    5 August 2016
    The Outrun, Amy Liptrot's debut account of reconnecting with her native Orkney, has been named winner of The Wainwright Golden Beer Prize 2016, a £5,000 award to celebrate the best UK nature and travel writing. The Outrun is published by Edinburgh-based Canongate.
  • Book cover design competition

    5 August 2016
    Budding artists aged 5 to 18 are invited to enter our exciting new book cover design competition which we are running in partnership with SLIC. The closing date for entries to be handed in to your local library is 30 September 2016.
  • New Translation Residency Programme partnership with Cove Park

    28 July 2016
    Translators Anne Brauner (Cologne) and Clara Pezzuto (Milan) have been announced as the first two recipients of the new Cove Park Translation Programme in partnership with Publishing Scotland.
  • His Bloody Project longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016

    27 July 2016
    His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet is one of thirteen books longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. It is published by Contraband, an imprint of member Saraband. Could a crime thriller win the Man Booker? We certainly hope so! Serious Sweet by Scottish writer AL Kennedy is also on the longlist.