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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.

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Get information on joining and browse or search our lists of publisher members and network members.

Publishing and Writing

Our new rights publication with Creative Scotland is available at book fairs and to download as a PDF.

Booking open

Book your place now at our Writing Digital Content, Proofreading and Copy-editing courses in June.

Our newsletters

Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's monthly emails with news on books, publishing, jobs and training.

What's On

A round up of events and dates of note. Connect with Nature writing festival is new for 2018 at RBGE 19 and 20 May.

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

  • Publishing Scotland International Fellows 2018

    10 May 2018
    Senior publishing figures from the US, Korea and Europe are set to visit Scotland in August in a trade mission that connects Scottish literature to the world. Find out who are the 2018 Publishing Scotland International Fellows.
  • Social class inequalities in publishing

    17 April 2018
    A newly published report - Panic, Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries - demonstrates that the cultural and creative industries are marked by significant inequalities. Its findings include a £23K ‘class pay gap’ in publishing.
  • Poverty Safari longlisted for Orwell Prize 2018

    12 April 2018
    Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey aka Loki (Luath Press) has been longlisted for the Orwell Book Prize 2018.