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24 October 2018

Welcome to the Publishing Scotland website

Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.

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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.

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Get information on joining, search lists of publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on members' news.


Typesetting and design services for independent publishers, academic institutions and heritage bodies.

Notice of AGM

Publishing Scotland's AGM will take place at Scott House in Edinburgh on Thursday 29 November 2018.

Publishing and Writing

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

31 October 2018

Submit expressions of interest for the 2019 VIPS programme in Sydney by 31 October 2018. 

Apply by 7 January 2019

International publishers are invited to apply for funding support to translate works by Scottish writers.

Training courses

Book for our Welcome to Proofreading (7 November) and 2019 Writing Digital Content courses.

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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

  • Saltire Publishers of the Year shortlists 2018

    22 October 2018
    Congratulations to all the publishers shortlisted for awards. Six have been shortlisted for the Publisher of the Year award: 404 Ink, BHP Comics, Birlinn, Canongate, Historic Environment Scotland and Luath Press. The Emerging Publisher of the Year shortlist also includes six publishers: Alan Windram (Little Door Books), Carolina Orloff (Charco Press), Charlotte Brady (Canongate Books), Heather Palmer (BHP Comics), James T. Harding (Stewed Rhubarb Press) and Megan Reid (Canongate Books).
  • Saltire Literary Awards shortlists 2018

    22 October 2018
    The 2018 Saltire Literary Awards shortlists were announced on 22 October at Waterstones in Edinburgh. Congratulations to our members with titles on the lists: Canongate (3), Edinburgh University Press (2) and Luath Press. Edinburgh-based Birlinn also have 3 books on the shortlists. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh on 30 November 2018.
  • Jenny Brown and Rosemary Ward inducted into Outstanding Women of Scotland community

    21 October 2018
    We are delighted that members Jenny Brown, literary agent, and Rosemary Ward, a notable figure in the fields of Gaelic education and literature, have been honoured and inducted into the esteemed Saltire Society ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ community.
  • Mo Siewcharran fund for BAME internships

    16 October 2018
    A memorial fund supporting BAME internships in publishing and the theatre has been launched in memory of Mo Siewcharran, the former Nielsen Book director of marketing and communications.
  • Sweet Fruit, Sour Land wins Not the Booker Prize 2018

    15 October 2018
    Rebecca Ley's novel Sweet Fruit, Sour Land published by Sandstone Press in Dingwall has won the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize 2018.