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23 August 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.

Booking open

Book now for Writing Digital Content, Proofreading and Copy-editing later in the year.

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

22 August at EIBF

Our dynamic and lively discussion on the state of the publishing industry today in the UK and abroad. Book online.

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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

  • Bookbug Picture Book 2018 shortlist

    14 August 2017
    The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee by Michelle Sloan illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek is one of the three books shortlisted for the 2018 Prize. It is published by Picture Kelpies an imprint of Edinburgh-based Floris Books. Voting closes on 8 December 2017 and the winner will be announced on 15 January 2018.
  • Polari First Book Prize 2017 shortlist

    9 August 2017
    Expecting - Chitra Ramaswamy's pregnancy memoir published by Saraband - has been shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2017. The winner will be announced on 13 October.
  • A Culture Strategy for Scotland - What does culture mean to you?

    3 August 2017
    A consultation from the Scottish government - submit your views and ideas by 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017.
  • Solar Bones on Man Booker longlist

    27 July 2017
    Huge congratulations to Mike McCormack whose novel Solar Bones (Canongate Books) is on the longlist, or 'Man Booker Dozen', for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize 2017. Scottish writer Ali Smith also features with Autumn (Hamish Hamilton).