The network for trade,
training and development
Publishing Scotland is the trade and network body for the book
publishing industry in Scotland, working to promote and protect the
interests of its members, both nationally and internationally.
Parent company of BookSource.
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, translated by Marilyn
Booth from Arabic and published by our member Sandstone Press, is
the winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019.
Publishing Scotland hosted a collective stand for members at the
Bologna Children's Book Fair 2019.
For a week in summer (19 to 25 August 2019), the Scottish
publishing industry will welcome ten senior publishers from around
the world to meet Scottish publishers and experience a taste of the
Scottish book world.
Our new rights publication with Creative Scotland is available
at book fairs and to download as a PDF.
Our 2019 joint conference with the Booksellers Association
#scotbookconf took place on Tuesday 26 February in Edinburgh
at Surgeons Quarter.
Available to international publishers for the translation of
books by Scottish writers. Apply by 12 August 2019 for round 1
Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and
advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.
Latest jobs and advice on finding a job in publishing
Apply as soon as possible through Atwood Tate for this position with a leading publisher in Glasgow.
Apply for this part-time (28 hours per week) temporary post in Wigtown by 12 noon on Monday 17 June 2019.
Apply for this full-time position in Edinburgh by 12 noon on Monday 17 June 2019.
Apply for this full-time position in the Scottish Borders by 5pm on Monday 17 June 2019.
Apply for this full-time, permanent position by 5pm on Monday 17 June 2019.
Apply for this full-time, permanent position in Glasgow by 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019.
Apply for this full-time position based in Ireland by Friday 28 June 2019.
Literary translators of books by Scotland-based authors are invited to apply for this two-week residency at Cove Park (in Argyll and Bute) in partnership with Publishing Scotland. The closing date is Sunday 18 August 2019.
Various positions from Director of Hospitality, Events and Facilities to temporary events assistants with varying deadlines.
Here are quick links to the answers to some of the questions we
get asked most frequently
You can research publishers and submit your book for
consideration or you can publish it on your own (see Getting
For small publishers and self-publishers especially with just
one book, doing it yourself is sometimes the only option. Read more
on joining, search lists of publisher members & network
members & catch up on members'
Offers editorial services to traditional and digital-first
publishers, and editing support to debut authors.
International publishers are invited to apply for funding
support to translate works by Scottish writers.
International promotion of books, writers, festivals and
organisations on behalf of the literature sector in
Our most recent rights publication with Creative Scotland is
available at book fairs and to download as a PDF.
Book now for libel & defamation, writing digital content, Ebooks, colour production, proofreading & copy-editing.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
Visit BooksfromScotland.com our curated online
showcase of thousands of Scottish books.
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Publishing Scotland is based at Scott House, 10 South St Andrew
Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AZ. Our training also takes place there.
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