The network for trade,
training and development
Publishing Scotland is the network body for the book publishing
industry in Scotland, working to promote and protect the interests
of its members, both nationally and internationally.
Our 2017 joint conference with the Booksellers Association will
take place in Edinburgh on 22 February.
The London Book Fair 2017 will take place at Olympia from 14 to
16 March and Publishing Scotland will host collective stand 2C80
Their 40th anniversary has been a stellar year for Floris Books,
winners of the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year 2016.
Leah McDowell also won the inaugural Emerging Publisher of the Year
and their books have been picking up awards too including a
prestigious Blue Peter Award.
In August 2016 the Scottish publishing industry welcomed ten
senior publishers from the US, Canada and Europe to meet Scottish
publishers and experience a taste of the Scottish book world.
Publishing Scotland and members attended the Frankfurt Book Fair
19 to 23 October 2016.
Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and
advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.
Latest jobs and advice on finding a job in publishing
Apply for this post by 5pm on Friday 24 February 2017.
Apply by Friday 3 March 2017. Based in Inverness or the surrounding area, the territory will cover everything north from Glencoe, Pitlochry and Deeside including Skye, Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland.
Apply for this full-time 6-month contract by 5pm on Wednesday 8 March 2017.
Awards of £1,500 are available to help those studying or working in a print-related organisation to develop workplace skills or to assist with related costs. Apply by 30 April 2017.
Here are quick links to the answers to some of the questions we
get asked most frequently
You can research publishers and submit your book for
consideration or you can publish it on your own (see Getting
For small publishers and self-publishers especially with just
one book, doing it yourself is sometimes the only option. Read more
on joining and browse or search our lists of publisher
members and network members.
Booking is open for 2017 business writing, time management, writing digital content and editorial
The Scottish Book Trade Conference will take place at Central
Hall in Edinburgh on 22 February.
Fund for publishers' first time visits to a book fair is open
Fund is open until 24 February 2017 for applications for
training, development etc.
For an overview of what's coming up in publishing, see our lists
of festivals, fairs, prizes, events and dates of note.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
Visit BooksfromScotland.com our curated online
showcase of thousands of Scottish books.
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Publishing Scotland is based at Scott House, 10 South St Andrew
Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AZ. Our training also takes place there.
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