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17 June 2019

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.

JC Consultancy

Offers editorial services to traditional and digital-first publishers, and editing support to debut authors. 

Apply by 12 August 2019

International publishers are invited to apply for funding support to translate works by Scottish writers.

New Service

International promotion of books, writers, festivals and organisations on behalf of the literature sector in Scotland.

Publishing and writing

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

Book distribution partner

Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's fastest growing distributors.

Scottish books showcase

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

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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

  • Lucy Juckes, Theresa Breslin and Anne Barclay named in Queen's Birthday Honours

    10 June 2019
    Many congratulations to Lucy Juckes, Theresa Breslin and Anne Barclay, who have received honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019.
  • New books programme for BBC Scotland

    5 June 2019
    BBC Scotland has commissioned a new Arts series to celebrate literature. The Big Scottish Book Club is to be hosted by award-winning author Damian Barr and the four sixty-minute programmes will air later this year.
  • Wainwright Prize longlist announced

    5 June 2019
    Two books published by members are on the longlist for The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize: The Easternmost House by Juliet Blaxland (Sandstone Press) and Ghost Trees by Bob Gilbert (Saraband). The shortlist will be announced on 2 July and the winner will be announced on 15 August.
  • Lemn Sissay MBE awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2019

    4 June 2019
    Poet, performer playwright, artist and broadcaster Lemn Sissay has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2019. Canongate Books have published his work for over two decades and will publish his memoir, My Name is Why, on 29 August 2019.
  • New nature writing prize launched

    28 May 2019
    An exciting new competition has been launched to find the next voice in nature writing. The winner of the Nan Shepherd Prize for Nature Writing will receive a book deal with Canongate - including editorial mentoring and an advance of £10,000 - and the option of literary representation with Jenny Brown Associates. The Prize will open for submissions on 24 June 2019 and the closing date for submissions is 10 September 2019.