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21 February 2018

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.

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Get information on joining and browse or search our lists of publisher members and network members.

International Fellowship

Apply by 5pm on 28 February for our International Fellowship Programme 2018 in August.

2018 Conference

The PS and BA Scottish Book Trade Conference takes place in Edinburgh on Thursday 22 February.

Apply by 23 February

Round 2 of the Go-Digital Fund is now open for Scottish publishers to apply for funding for digital projects or training.

Booking open

Book your place now at our understanding ebooks and introductory and further level editorial courses.

Scottish books showcase

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

Book distribution partner

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

News round-up

Awards, prizes, shortlists, longlists and other highlights featuring our members and Scottish writers and publishers.

Our newsletters

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

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

  • Donald Meek Award 2018

    16 February 2018
    The Gaelic Books Council is inviting submissions from Gaelic writers for the Donald Meek Award 2018. This award aims to encourage and support new and established Gaelic writers and new Gaelic writing. The deadline for submissions is 17.00 on Friday 4 May 2018.
  • Regular Funding for Publishing Scotland 2018 to 2021

    2 February 2018
    Publishing Scotland to receive Regular Funding from Creative Scotland for the three-year period, April 2018 to March 2021.
  • Laura Jones shortlisted for Trailblazer Awards 2018

    2 February 2018
    Edinburgh-based publisher Laura Jones is one of the publishing professionals under 30 shortlisted for the London Bookfair Trailblazer Awards 2018.
  • IIYP Gold Level Award for Prepress Projects

    1 February 2018
    Congratulations to network member Prepress Projects on gaining the Investors In Young People (IIYP) Good Practice Award at Gold level.