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.
Publishing Scotland and members will be attending the Frankfurt
Book Fair 16 to 20 October 2019. Our collective stand is E91 in
Publishing Scotland's International Fellows 2019 - ten
senior publishers from around the world - visited Scotland in
August to experience a taste of the Scottish book world.
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.
Our Spring/Summer 2019 rights publication with Creative Scotland
is available 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.
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 for this part-time (20 hours per week), fixed term (until mid April 2020) position in Edinburgh by Sunday 22 September 2019.
Apply for this part-time (3-4 days/week) position in Edinburgh by 5pm on Wednesday 25 September 2019.
Apply for this full-time position by Monday 30 September 2019.
Apply for this full-time, permanent position in Broxburn by Wednesday 2 October 2019.
Apply as soon as possible for this full-time, permanent position in Dalkeith.
Apply for this full-time position in Perth by noon on Friday 18 October 2019. This is a permanent role with a 6-month probationary period.
The Picture Hooks Conference 2019 takes place at the V&A in Dundee on Saturday 26 October.
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
Get info on
joining, search lists of publisher members & network
members & catch up on members'
A writer and freelance PR professional providing PR and related
advice to small creative and other businesses.
The Go-See Fund - for publishers' first time
visits to book fairs - is open for applications.
International promotion of books, writers, festivals
etc 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.
This year, Publishing Scotland celebrates forty-five years of
supporting Scottish publishers.
Book now for our Introduction to Proofreading (6 November) and Copy-editing (7 November) courses.
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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