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The network for trade,
training and development 

28 January 2015

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.

Courses 2015

Book now for this year's editorial courses including Proofreading, Copy-editing and Writing for the Web.

24 February 2015

Our Scottish Book Trade Conference is on 24 February in Edinburgh. Booking is now open.

Our newsletters

Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's monthly emails with news on books, publishing, awards, jobs and training.

Go-Digital Fund

Funds are available to publishers based in Scotland to support digital training and projects. Apply by 13 March 2015.

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

  • Scottish Bestsellers from Blackwell

    26 January 2015
    The top ten Scottish bestsellers from Blackwell's Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh.
  • Bookseller Industry Awards

    16 January 2015
    The prestigious Bookseller Industry Awards 2015 are now open for submissions. Categories include Independent Publisher of the Year, Editor of the Year and Book of the Year. The closing date is 20 February 2015.
  • Children's books gain record market share

    13 January 2015
    Sales of children's books in 2014 exceeded sales of adult fiction books for the first time since there have been accurate records.
  • Chain booksellers report good sales

    7 January 2015
    Waterstones, and Foyles, report good year-end sales of physical books but steep decline in sale of Kindles at Waterstones.