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27 July 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.


Publishers in Scotland are invited to apply by 5 August for Go-Digital funding for projects, training etc.

Publishing by Design

Book now for our event at EIBF which this year celebrates Scotland's buildings book by book.

Publishing Fellowship

The Scottish publishing industry will welcome ten senior publishers from the US, Canada and Europe in August.

Publishing Study Day

Members of ACE and PS can book now for our free heritage publishing event at the City Art Centre.

Apply by 12 August

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

  • Our newsletters

    Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's monthly emails with news on books, publishing, awards, jobs and training.

  • What's On

    For an overview of what's coming up in publishing, see our lists of festivals, fairs, prizes, events and dates of note.

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

  • Applications open for Saltire Society Publisher of the Year 2016

    25 July 2016
    The 2016 Saltire Society Publisher of the Year Award is now open. Nominations must be received by 4pm on Thursday 11 August and submissions by 4pm on Thursday 8 September. For the new award of Emerging Publisher of the Year Award, nominations need to be received by 4pm on Thursday 8 September.
  • Black and White announce new publishing imprint

    14 July 2016
    Edinburgh based independent publisher Black & White Publishing have created a new bespoke Young Adult imprint, Neon.
  • The Gathering Tide wins The Striding Edge Prize

    8 July 2016
    The Gathering Tide by Karen Lloyd (Saraband) has won The Striding Edge Prize (a Lakeland Book Award) and was runner up for the Lakeland Book of the Year Award 2016. The Round: In Bob Graham's Footsteps by Steve Chilton (Sandstone Press) was also shortlisted for the Lakeland Book of the Year Award.
  • Shining brightly: Fiona Brownlee and Rafaela Romaya

    4 July 2016
    Congratulations to Fiona Brownlee (Brownlee Donald Associates) and Rafi Romaya (Canongate Books) who were named as Rising Stars of 2016 in The Bookseller's annual list of industry up-and-comers.