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The network for trade,
training and development 

04 July 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.

Autumn courses

Book now for writing for the web, e-marketing, contracts, proofreading, presentation and networking skills.

Book now for 25 August

Publishers and writers discuss the culture and issues around translating books in the UK at our EIBF event.

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

  • Sandstone Press author wins Aurora Mardiganian Gold Medal

    3 July 2015
    Sandstone Press author Eve Makis has been awarded the Aurora Mardiganian Gold Medal in recognition of a novel (The Spice Box Letters) that raises global awareness of the Armenian Genocide. The award will be presented by the director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Hayk Demoyan, in August.
  • Hopeman Community Library closes

    3 July 2015
    Hopeman Community Library is to close after 14 months due to the lack of a suitable permanent home. The children's books have been donated to local schools and the other books will be sold to raise funds for local community groups.
  • Top publishers ranking 2015

    29 June 2015
    Livres Hebdo / Publishers Weekly have published their annual global rankings of top publishers. Pearson retains top position with Penguin Random House the top-ranked trade publisher.
  • New Skills Investment Plan for Scotland's creative industries sector

    26 June 2015
    Skills Development Scotland has launched a Skills Investment Plan. The 3-year plan aims to help more businesses and young people make progress in Scotland's creative industries.