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training and development 

01 November 2014

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.

Text Management

Learn the essentials of copy-editing and proofreading. Special introductory offer fee of £200+VAT for non-members.

Funding and information

Information about support and funding including new EU grant of up to €100,000 for literary translation.

Book distribution partner

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

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

Creative interns

Publishers and others can apply by 7 November for SCVO/Creative Scotland funding to take on graduate interns.

Bookspotting app

Shortlisted for a FutureBook Innovation award, our free app links books and authors to locations around Scotland.

Supporting publishers

If you didn't make it along to our 40th anniversary exhibition in Edinburgh you can see the panels on this PDF.

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

  • Amy Mason wins Dundee International Book Prize 2014

    24 October 2014
    The winner of the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize is Amy Mason for her novel The Other Ida.
  • UK publishes most books in world per head of population in 2013

    24 October 2014
    More books per head of population were published in the UK than in any other country in 2013. It also published the greatest number of new books in Europe and had the largest export market. The International Publishers Association Annual Report 2013 to 2014 has all the facts and figures.
  • Literature sector in Scotland survey

    23 October 2014
    Take part in a survey to express your views about the Literature sector in Scotland. Creative Scotland is asking Scottish publishers, writers, storytellers, literature services professionals, booksellers, translators, book festivals and the general public to spend a few moments filling in an online form. You have until 5pm on Friday 14 November to complete it.
  • Richard Flanagan wins the Booker 2014

    15 October 2014
    Richard Flanagan is the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, published by Chatto & Windus.