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Welcome to the Publishing Scotland website

Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.

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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.

Alban Books

Provides sales, marketing, distribution and customer service in the UK and Europe for US religious publishers.

Apply by 13 August 2018

International publishers are invited to apply for funding support to translate works by Scottish writers.

Publishing and Writing

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

What's On

A round up of book festivals, book fairs, awards, events, anniversaries and other dates of note.

Booking open

Book your place now at our Writing Digital Content, Proofreading and Copy-editing courses in June.

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.

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

  • 404 Ink and Chris McQueer win Saboteur Awards

    21 May 2018
    Congratulations to 404 Ink and their author Chris McQueer on winning Saboteur Awards 2018 (Most Innovative Publisher and Best Short Story Collection respectively).
  • Poverty Safari shortlisted for Orwell Prize 2018

    19 May 2018
    Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey (Luath Press) is one of six books shortlisted for the Orwell Book Prize 2018. Winter by Ali Smith is also on the list.
  • HarperCollins is the British Book Awards Publisher of the Year 2018

    15 May 2018
    Congratulations to HarperCollins on winning the British Book Awards Publisher of the Year 2018 and to Greig Watt of Blackwell's in Aberdeen who won the 2018 Individual Bookseller award. The Book of the Year award went to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperFiction) which also won Debut Book of the Year.
  • Scotland from the Sky

    15 May 2018
    James Crawford, Publisher at Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Publishing Scotland's Chair, is the presenter and writer of the excellent new three-part BBC series Scotland from the Sky. See it on BBC1 Scotland on 16, 23 and 30 May or catch up on iPlayer. There's also an accompanying book published by HES.
  • Publishing Scotland International Fellows 2018

    10 May 2018
    Senior publishing figures from the US, Korea and Europe are set to visit Scotland in August in a trade mission that connects Scottish literature to the world. Find out who are the 2018 Publishing Scotland International Fellows.