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25 November 2015

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.

Our members

Browse or search our lists of publisher members and network members  and get information on joining.

Apply by 27 November

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

Notice of AGM

Publishing Scotland's AGM will take place at Scott House in Edinburgh on Wednesday 9 December 2015.

Register your interest

If you are interested in taking part in our 2016 Fellowship Programme for international publishers, get in touch.

  • Our newsletters

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

  • Networking and editorial

    There are places on our final course of the year as well as 2016's first editorial courses.

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

  • Book Week Scotland 2015

    20 November 2015
    This year's week-long celebration of books and reading starts on Monday 23 and runs until Sunday 29 November. As 2015 is Scotland's Year of Food and Drink, we've decided to highlight books and reading via food memories! Look out for our free Homegrown recipe cards (contributors include Sue Lawrence, Anne Donovan and Social Bite) in bookshops and on from 23 November.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Day 2015

    13 November 2015
    Robert Louis Stevenson Day is a celebration of one of Scotland's best loved writers. It takes place every year on the anniversary of his birth (13 November). This year's events are running for the week 9 to 14 November and the 2015 theme is 'Stevenson on Stage and Screen'.
  • Saltire Publisher of the Year shortlist 2015

    9 November 2015
    Congratulations to the six publishers (all PS members) shortlisted for this year's Saltire Society Publisher of the Year Award: Black & White Publishing (Edinburgh), Floris Books (Edinburgh), Freight Books (Glasgow), Luath Press (Edinburgh), Sandstone Press (Dingwall) and Saraband (Glasgow). The winner will be announced on 26 November 2015.
  • Writers and publishers on The List's Hot 100 of 2015

    8 November 2015
    The List has published its annual Hot 100 list of Scotland's most influential figures in arts and culture. Congratulations to members Canongate Books and Freight Books, and to the other book people on the list.
  • Saltire literary awards shortlist 2015

    22 October 2015
    The shortlists for the six award categories that make up the 2015 Saltire Literary Awards were announced on 22 October 2015. Particular congratulations to members Acair, Canongate Books, Edinburgh University Press, Freight and Luath Press who all have books on the shortlist (twelve books between the five of them).