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training and development 

29 April 2017

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.

Course dates

Book now for writing digital content, proofreading and advanced editorial courses in June.

Apply by 16 June

The Go-See Fund - for publishers' first time visits to book fairs - is open for applications.

Portal of Scottish books

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

15 June 2017

Publishing Seminar in Edinburgh. Places are free but book in advance as space is limited.

New Books Scotland

Publishing and Writing

Our new publication with Creative Scotland is available at book fairs and to download as a PDF.

Part of cover of New Books Scotland publication

Book distribution partner

Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's fastest growing distributors.

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.

Our newsletters

Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's monthly emails with news on books, publishing, 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

  • Latest PA figures show that 2016 was a record year for UK publishing

    28 April 2017
    Figures released on 27 April 2017 by the Publishers Association show that 2016 was a record breaking year for the UK publishing industry in the UK with sales of books and journals reaching £4.8bn, their highest ever level. The Scotsman's report of 28 April quotes our Chief Executive Marion Sinclair, Jamie Byng of Canongate Books, Jan Rutherford of Birlinn and Marc Lambert the Scottish Book Trust.
  • Scottish Parliament Book Trade Reception

    19 April 2017
    Scottish publishers, booksellers, MSPs and other guests gathered in the Scottish Parliament Members' Room on 19 April 2017 for a showcase of Scotland's book trade.
  • Publishing Scotland Takes Scottish Books To The World

    28 March 2017
    Publishing Scotland kicks off their Spring/Summer 2017 programme by taking Scottish books to the world. Initiatives include the International Publishing Fellowship, Translation Residencies, funding for Scottish publishers to participate in key festivals and book fairs overseas and the New Books Scotland Spring/Summer 2017 publication.