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16 October 2018

Welcome to the Publishing Scotland website

Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.

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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.

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Get information on joining, search lists of publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on members' news.


Typesetting and design services for independent publishers, academic institutions and heritage bodies.

Notice of AGM

Publishing Scotland's AGM will take place at Scott House in Edinburgh on Thursday 29 November 2018.

Publishing and Writing

Our new rights publication with Creative Scotland is available at book fairs and to download as a PDF.

31 October 2018

Submit expressions of interest for the 2019 VIPS programme in Sydney by 31 October 2018. 

Apply by 19 October

The Go-See Fund - for publishers' first time visits to book fairs - is open for applications.

Training courses

Book for our Welcome to Proofreading (7 November) and 2019 Writing Digital Content courses.

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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

  • Mo Siewcharran fund for BAME internships

    16 October 2018
    A memorial fund supporting BAME internships in publishing and the theatre has been launched in memory of Mo Siewcharran, the former Nielsen Book director of marketing and communications.
  • Sweet Fruit, Sour Land wins Not the Booker Prize 2018

    15 October 2018
    Rebecca Ley's novel Sweet Fruit, Sour Land published by Sandstone Press in Dingwall has won the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize 2018.
  • Baillie Gifford Prize 2018 shortlist

    2 October 2018
    The 2018 shortlist for the most prestigious non-fiction prize in the UK includes Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man by Thomas Page McBee (Canongate Books). The winner will be announced on 14 November.
  • McIlvanney Prize winner 2018

    21 September 2018
    Congratulations to Liam McIlvanney whose novel The Quaker was announced as the 2018 winner of the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year.
  • Two Sandstone Press books on SBOTY 2018 longlist

    20 September 2018
    Congratulations to Dingwall-based Sandstone Press which has two books on the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2018 longlist.