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training and development 

28 August 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.

Publishing Fellowship

A group of international publishers is in Scotland this August to meet with Scottish publishers and agents.

Apply by 27 November

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

Portal of Scottish books is back. Visit our online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

Apply by 18 September

Round 1 of the Go-Digital Fund is now open for Scottish publishers to apply for funding for digital projects or training.

Heritage sector

Free publishing study day at the Scottish National Gallery for ACE and PS members. Booking essential.

Autumn courses

Book now for writing for the web, e-marketing, contracts, proofreading, presentation and networking skills.

Book distribution partner

BookSource is one of the UK's fastest growing distributors of books and other printed material worldwide.

Our newsletters

Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's monthly emails with news on books, publishing, awards, 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

  • James Tait Black Prize winners 2015

    18 August 2015
    Debut novelist Zia Haider Rahman (In the Light of What We Know) and best-selling writer Richard Benson (The Valley) scoop oldest book awards. The awards are organised by the University of Edinburgh and judged by scholars and students at the university.
  • Hamish MacDonald appointed as the first Scots Scriever

    13 August 2015
    Writer Hamish MacDonald has been appointed to the role of Scots Scriever. A first for Scotland, this two-year residency is based at the National Library of Scotland with the aim of producing creative work in Scots and promoting the language.
  • Scottish Bestsellers from Blackwell

    10 August 2015
    The Scottish bestsellers from Blackwell's Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh.
  • Inquiry: Creative Industries in Scotland

    7 August 2015
    The Scottish Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament has launched an inquiry into the creative industries in Scotland. The deadline for written submissions is Friday 4 September 2015.