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22 January 2018

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 23 February

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

2018 Conference

Booking is now open for the Scottish Book Trade Conference in Edinburgh on 22 February.

Booking open

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

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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

  • SLC Report on reform of defamation law in Scotland

    15 January 2018
    On 14 December 2017, the Scottish Law Commission published its Report recommending reform of defamation law in Scotland. The Report includes draft legislation designed to modernise the law for the age of the internet and social media. The draft Bill is the most substantial proposed reform of defamation law in Scottish legal history.
  • British Book Awards

    8 January 2018
    The deadline for the 2018 awards is Friday 9 February 2018. There are three new categories: AudioBook, Author and Illustrator.
  • Arts Council England Literature Report

    5 January 2018
    On 15 December 2017 Arts Council England published Literature in the 21st Century: Understanding Models of Support for Literary Fiction, a report examining the underlying health of the literary fiction sector.