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The network for trade,
training and development 

26 April 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.

New courses added

Marketing, contracts and presentation skills added. Places still available on June editorial courses.

Events for members

Our next Open Book events are about Magazines on 29 April and with Waterstones on 14 May.

Portal of Scottish books is Publishing Scotland's comprehensive e-portal for Scottish books, literature and writing.

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

  • World Book Night 2015

    23 April 2015
    Thursday 23 April is World Book Night 2015. WBN is an annual celebration of reading and books with lots of events at book shops and libraries. Volunteers will also be giving out free WBN books.
  • Scottish Bestsellers from Blackwell

    20 April 2015
    The Scottish bestsellers from Blackwell's Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh.
  • New Books from Scotland catalogue spring 2015

    10 April 2015
    Printed copies of our new spring 2015 rights catalogue - New Books from Scotland - will be available at the London Book Fair, Aye Write! and other book festivals. There's a PDF version to download too. Many thanks to our members Stephen Kelman who designed it and Martins the Printers who printed it.
  • Saltire Society literary awards open for applications

    30 March 2015
    The Saltire Society Literary Awards 2015 are now open for applications. Book award nominations must be in Friday 1 May and Publisher of the Year applications by Friday 19 June.