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20 July 2019

Welcome to the Publishing Scotland website

Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.

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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 info on joining, search lists of publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on members' news.

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Wide range of design and typesetting services - including books, logos and other promotional materials. 

Apply by 12 August 2019

International publishers are invited to apply for funding support to translate works by Scottish writers.

New Service

International promotion of books, writers, festivals etc on behalf of the literature sector in Scotland.

The 2019 Fellows

Find out about the ten international publishers taking part in our Fellowship Programme in Scotland in August.

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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

  • CIC launches new Diversity Charter for the creative industries

    9 July 2019
    The Creative Industries Council (CIC) has launched a Charter designed to drive greater diversity across the UK's creative industries. It has been formally adopted by the Council, which is made up of leading figures across the creative industries including TV, computer games, fashion, music, arts, publishing and film.
  • The Bookseller Rising Stars 2019

    5 July 2019
    Many congratulations to publishers Rosie Howie of Hodder Gibson (Glasgow) and Kay Farrell of Sandstone Press (Inverness) (pictured right), and bookseller Mairi Oliver of Lighthouse Books (Edinburgh) who are all named as Bookseller Rising Stars of 2019.
  • Shortlists announced for Kelpies Prizes 2019

    20 June 2019
    Six talented writers and six talented illustrators have been shortlisted for the Kelpies Prizes 2019. The winners will be announced at an exclusive award ceremony at Edinburgh International Book Festival this August.
  • BookSource reduces its carbon footprint and energy bills

    18 June 2019
    We are delighted to report that, with the help of Resource Efficient Scotland and an SME loan, distributor BookSource (owned by Publishing Scotland) has cut its annual carbon footprint and reduced energy costs by over £16,000.