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12 February 2016

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.

Apply by 26 February

Support for non-UK publishers who want to translate Scottish writers' work from English, Scots or Gaelic.

Booking now open

We look forward to seeing you at the Scottish Book Trade Conference in Edinburgh on 25 February 2016.

Apply by 4 March

Round 2 of the Go-Digital Fund is now open for Scottish publishers to apply for funding for digital projects or training.

Apply by 4 April

Scottish publishers can apply for a grant to attend an international book fair through the Go-See Fund.

March courses

Book your place on Welcome to Copy-editing (3rd), Business Writing Skills (9th) and Production (31st).

Portal of Scottish books is back. Visit our online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

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, 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

  • IPA Award 2016 shortlists

    12 February 2016
    Congratulations and good luck to the two Edinburgh publishers who have been shortlisted for the 2016 IPG Independent Publishing Awards. The winners will be announced on Thursday 3 March.
  • Laura Nicol and Jaz Lacey-Campbell shortlisted for PPC Awards

    28 January 2016
    Congratulations to Black & White Publishing's Press Officer Laura Nicol (shortlisted for the PPC Award for Best Newcomer of the Year) and Jaz Lacey-Campbell of Canongate Books (shortlisted for the PPC Award for Hardback Non-Fiction). The winners will be announced at the PPC Annual Awards Dinner on 29 February 2016 in London.
  • The British Book Industry Awards 2016

    15 January 2016
    The deadline for entries is Friday 19 February. Categories include Imprint of the Year, Children's Publisher of the Year, Independent Publisher of the Year, and Books of the Year.