The network for trade,
training and development
Publishing Scotland is the trade and network body for the book
publishing industry in Scotland, working to promote and protect the
interests of its members, both nationally and internationally.
Parent company of BookSource.
In August 2018 the Scottish publishing industry welcomed
eight senior publishers from around the world to meet Scottish
publishers and experience a taste of the Scottish book
Publishing Scotland and members were at our collective stand E91
in Hall 6.0 at the Frankfurt Book Fair 10 to 14 October
Our new rights publication with Creative Scotland is available
at book fairs and to download as a PDF.
Our 2018 joint conference with the Booksellers Association
#scotbookconf took place in Edinburgh on Thursday 22 February.
The 2019 conference will be on Tuesday 26 February.
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
Women are invited to apply by 12 noon on Monday 15 October 2018 for this fixed-term post (until 30 September 2019).
Apply to become a Board Member by Friday 26 October 2018. Awareness events for potential applicants take place on 15 and 16 October.
Apply for this 3-month internship (from January to March 2019) asap. Knowledge of Gaelic language a requirement.
Organisations based in Scotland can apply to host the 2019 fellowship. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 October 2018.
Apply for this position by 4pm on Monday 12 November 2018.
Apply for this bursary for publishing rights professionals by 16 December 2018.
Apply for this part-time position (weekend 7.5 hours) at the Glasgow Sauchiehall Street store asap.
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, search lists of publisher members & network
members & catch up on members'
Typesetting and design services for independent publishers,
academic institutions and heritage bodies.
Publishing Scotland's AGM will take place at Scott House in
Edinburgh on Thursday 29 November 2018.
Submit expressions of interest for the 2019 VIPS
programme in Sydney by 31 October 2018.
The Go-See Fund - for publishers' first time
visits to book fairs - is open for applications.
Book for our Welcome to Proofreading (7 November) and 2019
Writing Digital Content courses.
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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