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15 December 2017

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.

Apply by 5 January 2018

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

Notice of AGM

Publishing Scotland's AGM will take place at Scott House in Edinburgh on Tuesday 19 December 2017.

Booking open

Book your place now at our GDPR and introductory and further level editorial courses.

  • Books for Christmas

    Inspired by Jólabókaflóð, ScotBookFlood celebrates Nordic literary links and thoughtful book gifting.

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

Apply by 23 February

Round 2 of the Go-Digital Fund is now open for Scottish publishers to apply for funding for digital projects or training.

In Liquidation

Freight Design (Scotland) Ltd SC219695, of which the Freight Books imprint was part, is now in liquidation.

Book distribution partner

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

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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 authors join forces to warn about arts budget cuts

    4 December 2017
    More than 100 of Scotland's best known writers have put their names to an open letter warning about the detrimental effect that cuts to the arts budget would have.
  • UK publishing sector ‘star export and productivity performer’

    4 December 2017
    New independent research has confirmed that the British publishing industry could generate up to £7.8bn GVA for the wider UK economy. The UK remains the largest exporter of physical books in the world, with a 17% share of world exports. Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said that the publishing industry is a model of what post-Brexit industry could look like – international, globally focused, and highly productive.
  • FutureBook Awards 2017

    1 December 2017
    The FutureBook awards, run by The Bookseller, celebrate the best, most exciting and innovative people, projects and companies in publishing. Congratulations to 404 Ink whose campaign behind Nasty Women was Highly commended for the FutureBook Campaign of the Year Award at the ceremony in London on Friday 1 December 2017.
  • Saltire Publishers of the Year 2017

    30 November 2017
    Many congratulations to the 2017 Saltire Publisher of the Year Birlinn and the joint Emerging Publishers of the Year Laura Jones and Heather McDaid, founders of indie publisher 404 Ink.
  • Saltire Literary Awards 2017

    30 November 2017
    Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova (Granta Books) is the Saltire Book of the Year 2017. It also won the Non-Fiction Book award. Books by Edinburgh publisher Luath Press won Fiction Book of the Year (Memory and Straw by Angus Peter Campbell) and Research Book of the Year (The Light Blue Book: 500 Years of Gaelic Love and Transgressive Verse). Goblin by Ever Dundas (Freight/Saraband) won the First Book of the Year Award.