The network for trade,
training and development
Publishing Scotland is the network body for the book publishing
industry in Scotland, working to promote and protect the interests
of its members, both nationally and internationally.
In August 2017 the Scottish publishing industry will welcome
nine senior publishers from the US, South America, Europe and
Australia to meet Scottish publishers and experience a taste of the
Scottish book world.
Our 2017 joint conference with the Booksellers Association took
place in Edinburgh on 22 February.
Publishing Scotland hosted collective stand 2C80 for members at
the London Book Fair 2017 at Olympia from 14 to 16 March.
Their 40th anniversary has been a stellar year for Floris Books,
winners of the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year 2016.
Leah McDowell also won the inaugural Emerging Publisher of the Year
and their books have been picking up awards too including a
prestigious Blue Peter Award.
Available to international publishers for the translation of
Publishing Scotland and members will be attending the Frankfurt
Book Fair 11 to 15 October 2017.
Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and
advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.
Latest jobs and advice on finding a job in publishing
Apply for this month-long (August) paid internship in Edinburgh by Friday 7 July 2017.
Apply by 30 June 2017 for this fixed-term (12 months) Edinburgh-based position.
Apply for this Edinburgh-based position by Friday 14 July 2017.
Early applications may be prioritised for this full-time post in Bishopbriggs.
Apply for this Edinburgh-based position by noon on Friday 23 June 2017.
Apply for this part-time (10 hours per week) position in Edinburgh by noon on Tuesday 4 July 2017.
Expressions of interest are sought for successful publishing imprint Freight Books.
Apply for this full-time position in Broxburn by Friday 23 June 2017.
Applications for these temporary posts are accepted on a rolling basis, so it is best to apply as soon as possible.
Here are quick links to the answers to some of the questions we
get asked most frequently
You can research publishers and submit your book for
consideration or you can publish it on your own (see Getting
For small publishers and self-publishers especially with just
one book, doing it yourself is sometimes the only option. Read more
on joining and browse or search our lists of publisher
members and network members.
International publishers are invited to apply for funding
support to translate works by Scottish writers.
Fund is now open for applications for digital training,
Visit BooksfromScotland.com our curated online
showcase of thousands of Scottish books.
Our new publication with Creative Scotland is available at book
fairs and to download as a PDF.
Book now for Writing Digital Content, Proofreading and Copy-editing later in the year.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
For an overview of what's coming up in publishing, see our lists
of festivals, fairs, prizes, events and dates of note.
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Publishing Scotland is based at Scott House, 10 South St Andrew
Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AZ. Our training also takes place there.
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