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The network for trade,
training and development 

02 October 2014

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.

Text Management

Learn how to handle text efficiently from first draft to checking final proof. Book by 25/9 to get early booking discount.

Portobello Book Festival

Edinburgh's seaside hosts a book festival with free but ticketed events. We'll be there and hope to see you too.

Frankfurt Book Fair

Publishing Scotland and members will be at the Books from Scotland stand H1 at the world's largest trade book fair.

Portal of Scottish books is Publishing Scotland's comprehensive e-portal for Scottish books, literature and writing.

Bookspotting app

Download the new, free app which links books and authors to dates, themes and distinct locations around Scotland.

Supporting publishers

If you didn't make it along to our 40th anniversary exhibition in Edinburgh you can see the panels on this PDF.

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