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, initially fixed-term position in Edinburgh by 5pm on Monday 3 April 2017.
Apply for this post in Paris by Tuesday 4 April 2017 at the latest.
Apply for this post in Perth by 5pm on Friday 14 April 2017.
Apply for this full-time 13-week internship in Perth by 5pm on Friday 14 April 2017.
Apply (by video) for a place on this Graduate Scheme in London by 14 April 2017.
Apply for this temporary post by 12 noon on Monday 17 April.
Apply for this temporary post by 5pm on Monday 17 April.
Awards of £1,500 are available to help those studying or working in a print-related organisation to develop workplace skills or to assist with related costs. Apply by 30 April 2017.
Freelance PR/marketing support required for small, independent Edinburgh publisher. Apply asap.
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.
Book now for writing digital content, proofreading and advanced
editorial courses in June.
See some pictures of our members and stand at the London Book
Fair at Olympia this year.
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.
The 2017 awards for fiction, non-fiction, history, poetry,
reference and first book are now open for submissions.
For an overview of what's coming up in publishing, see our lists
of festivals, fairs, prizes, events and dates of note.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
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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.
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