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24 August 2019

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 info on joining, search lists of publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on members' news.

Sharon McTeir

An experienced provider of a wide range of design, typesetting, picture research and other creative publishing services. 

The 2019 Fellows

Find out about the ten international publishers taking part in our Fellowship Programme in Scotland in August.

Have your say

Sign up to this members round-table event to discuss your membership, PS services and future plans.

24 and 25 August 2019

Publishers are invited to sign up for this free event designed to bring together Northern and Scottish publishers.

New Service

International promotion of books, writers, festivals etc on behalf of the literature sector in Scotland.

Publishing and writing

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

45 Years of PS

This year, Publishing Scotland celebrates forty-five years of supporting Scottish publishers.

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.

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Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's regular 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

  • Voting open for the Not the Booker Prize 2019 shortlist

    31 July 2019
    Voting is now open to decide the shortlist of the Not the Booker Prize 2019. Books published in Scotland and/or by Scottish writers are well represented on the very long list of nominations. Cast your vote by 23.59 BST on Monday 5 August 2019.
  • Scots Language Publication Grant awards announced

    29 July 2019
    Nine new titles in Scots have been awarded Scots Language Publication Grants. The grants are funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Scottish Book Trust. The publishers of the successful titles include members: Black & White Publishing, Cranachan Publishing, Curly Tale Books, Luath Press, Scotland Street Press and Stewed Rhubarb.
  • Gender inequality in the Scottish literary sector

    25 July 2019
    ROAR (Represent, Object, Advocate, Rewrite) has launched a new website, sharing first research findings that show that gender inequality in the Scottish literary sector is structural and persistent.
  • Canongate book on the Booker longlist 2019

    24 July 2019
    This year's longlist (the 'Booker Dozen', of 13 novels), includes Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry published by Edinburgh-based Canongate Books. Books by Margaret Atwood, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Lucy Ellmann, Bernardine Evaristo, John Lanchester, Deborah Levy, Valeria Luiselli, Chigozie Obioma, Max Porter, Salman Rushdie, Elif Shafak and Jeanette Winterston are also longlisted.
  • Luna Press Publishing shortlisted for British Fantasy Awards 2019

    23 July 2019
    Edinburgh-based Luna Press Publishing is celebrating a handful of shortlistings - Best Independent Press and four book awards - for the 2019 British Fantasy Awards.