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26 April 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.

Apply by 11 May 2018

The Go-See Fund - for publishers' first time visits to book fairs - is open for applications.

Publishing and Writing

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

Stand 2C80

See some pictures from The Publishing Scotland collective stand at the London Book Fair 2018 (10 to 12 April).

Booking open

Book your place now at the free PLS session in April and our digital and editorial courses.

What's On

A round up of events, trade fairs, training, festivals and dates of note for the next few months.

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.

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

  • Social class inequalities in publishing

    17 April 2018
    A newly published report - Panic, Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries - demonstrates that the cultural and creative industries are marked by significant inequalities. Its findings include a £23K ‘class pay gap’ in publishing.
  • Poverty Safari longlisted for Orwell Prize 2018

    12 April 2018
    Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey aka Loki (Luath Press) has been longlisted for the Orwell Book Prize 2018.
  • 404 Ink and Hings up for Saboteur Awards

    11 April 2018
    Hings by Chris McQueer and its publisher 404 Ink have been shortlisted for Saboteur Awards 2018. You have until 9 May to vote for them to win.
  • FutureBook 40 list

    6 April 2018
    Laura Jones and Heather McDaid of 404 Ink are on the first ever FutureBook 40 list of industry innovators.