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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.

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.

Special offers

Business Writing Skills for only £180+VAT and 2 for 1 on Writing for the Web. A few places still available.

Reading Agency event

Find out how to get the best from the PS Reading Agency subscription at this event for publisher members.

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

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.

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

  • Bookbug Week 2015

    18 May 2015
    It's Bookbug Week 2015 from 18 to 24 May and there over 400 free bedtime-themed events across Scotland for young children and their parents and carers to enjoy.
  • Gun Baby Gun shortlisted for a CWA Dagger Award 2015

    17 May 2015
    Shortlisted for a CWA Non-fiction Dagger, Gun Baby Gun by Iain Overton (Canongate) will find out if it has won on 30 June.
  • Any Other Mouth shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2015

    15 May 2015
    Any Other Mouth by Anneliese Mackintosh (Freight Books) is one of six books shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story 2015. the winner will be announced on 2 July.
  • Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize longlist 2015

    12 May 2015
    Books from Canongate Books, Freight Books, Sandstone Press and Saraband are amongst the 15-strong longlist. All are described by the judges as books that can unify readers with the power of a good story.