The network for trade,
training and development
Publishing Scotland is the trade and network body for the book
publishing industry in Scotland, working to promote and protect the
interests of its members, both nationally and internationally.
Parent company of BookSource.
Available to international publishers for the translation of
Scottish books. Apply by 7 January 2019 for Round 2 funding
Our new rights publication with Creative Scotland is available
at book fairs and to download as a PDF.
In August 2018 the Scottish publishing industry welcomed
eight senior publishers from around the world to meet Scottish
publishers and experience a taste of the Scottish book
Publishing Scotland and members were at our collective stand E91
in Hall 6.0 at the Frankfurt Book Fair 10 to 14 October
Our 2019 joint conference with the Booksellers Association
#scotbookconf is on Tuesday 26 February in Edinburgh at
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
Bookcareers is running this course in Edinburgh on 14 February 2019. Both free and paid-for places are limited so apply as soon as possible.
Apply for this full-time, permanent post in Edinburgh by noon on Tuesday 29 January 2019.
Apply for these two part-time posts in Edinburgh by noon on Monday 28 January 2019. Contract: 12 Months (4 March 2019 - 3 March 2020) with a possibility of extension thereafter.
Apply by 9am on Monday 28 January 2019 for this part-time, temporary position (3 days per week over eight months) based in Glasgow.
Apply by Wednesday 30 January 2019 at midday for a month-long residency at the Hôtel Chevillon International Arts Centre at Grez-sur-Loing in France during the months of June, July, August or November. Four fellowships are available.
Apply by Monday 4 February 2019 at 9am for this full time, permanent position.
Apply by 5pm on Friday 8 February 2019.
Apply to be an intern in Perth (summer 2019) by noon on Friday 8 March 2019.
Entry is open for these awards until 6pm on 5 April 2019. Areas eligible include digital publishing, book and magazine publishing and novel methods of communication, marketing, advertising and publishing.
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, search lists of publisher members & network
members & catch up on members'
Digital media company with ongoing publishing projects,
communications & marketing experience.
Apply by Friday 25 January for our International
Fellowship Programme in August 2019.
Our Annual Report has an overview of our projects
and members' highlights in 2018.
Our most recent rights publication with Creative Scotland is
available at book fairs and to download as a PDF.
Book now for proofreading, copy-editing, writing digital content
and Adobe courses, and Harper Macleod sessions.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
Visit BooksfromScotland.com our curated online
showcase of thousands of Scottish books.
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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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