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training and development 

28 March 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.

New courses added

Marketing, contracts and presentation skills added. Places still available on June editorial courses.

We're recruiting

Join the Publishing Scotland team in Edinburgh in the new key role of Book Marketing Manager.

London Book Fair 2015

We'll be hosting the Books from Scotland collective stand number 4E31, level 1, at the fair's new venue Olympia.

Portal of Scottish books is Publishing Scotland's comprehensive e-portal for Scottish books, literature and writing.

Apply by 10 April

An exciting programme of advice, training and support for emerging publishing companies in Scotland.

Book distribution partner

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

Our newsletters

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

Go-See Fund

Funding is available for Scottish publishers' first time visits to book fairs. Apply by 3 April.

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

  • Scottish Bestsellers from Blackwell

    23 March 2015
    The Scottish bestsellers from Blackwell's Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh.
  • Outstanding Women of Scotland 2015

    9 March 2015
    The literary world was well represented in the Saltire Society's inaugural 'Outstanding Women of Scotland' list with Bashabi Fraser, Edinburgh Napier Professor of creative writing; Jackie Kay MBE, poet and novelist; and Liz Lochhead, poet, dramatist and Scotland's Makar.
  • Robert Burns in Edinburgh

    6 March 2015
    Walk in the steps of Robert Burns in Edinburgh courtesy of a new book based on original research. Many poems by Burns are also included, and other writings inspired by the characters he met and places he visited. Events to celebrate the launch start with talks and signings in Edinburgh on 11 March and East Kilbride on 19 March.
  • France and Luxembourg lose ebook VAT cases

    5 March 2015
    The European Court of Justice has ruled that France and Luxembourg cannot apply a reduced rate of VAT to the supply of electronic books, in contrast with paper books.