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training and development 

24 February 2017

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.


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

New course dates

Booking is open for 2017 business writing, time management, writing digital content and editorial courses.

2017 Conference

See some photos from the Scottish Book Trade Conference which took place in Edinburgh on 22 February.

Apply by 24 February

The Go-See Fund for publishers' first time visits to a book fair is open for applications.


The Go-Digital Fund is open until 24 February 2017 for applications for training, development etc.

What's On

For an overview of what's coming up in publishing, see our lists of festivals, fairs, prizes, events and dates of note.

Book distribution partner

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

Portal of Scottish books

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

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

  • PPC Award winners 2016 announced

    14 February 2017
    Congratulations to Anna Frame (Canongate), Roland Gulliver (Edinburgh International Book Festival) and Margaret Houston and Dawn Vallance (The Mitchell Library, Glasgow) all of whom won PPC Awards 2016 on 13 February.
  • IPG Independent Publishing Awards 2017

    10 February 2017
    The winners of the 2017 IPG Independent Publishing Awards were announced at an awards dinner at the IPG spring conference on Thursday 9 February. Academic publisher Edward Elgar Publishing won the Independent Publisher of the Year award.
  • Most borrowed books from public libraries

    3 February 2017
    The latest annual data released by Public Lending Right (PLR) on 3 February 2017 shows that The Girl on the Train by best-selling UK author and former journalist Paula Hawkins was the most borrowed book from UK public libraries.
  • Gillian Macrosson: new Witherbys MD

    2 February 2017
    Gillian Macrosson has been appointed as Managing Director at Witherbys with effect from September 2017. Currently Publishing Manager at Witherbys, Gillian has also worked at Chambers Harrap and Wiley-Blackwell.