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training and development 

04 March 2015

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.

Our members

Browse or search our lists of publisher members and network members  and get information on joining.

Courses 2015

Book now for this year's editorial courses including Proofreading, Copy-editing and Writing for the Web.

SBT Conference 2015

See some photos from the Scottish Book Trade Conference which took place on Tuesday 24 February in Edinburgh.

Our newsletters

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

Go-Digital and Go-See

These two funds are now open for applications. Go-Digital closes on 13 March and Go-See on 3 April.

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

  • Scottish Children's Book Award winners 2015

    Ross Collins, Alex McCall and Cathy MacPhail were announced as the winners of the 2015 Scottish Children's Book Awards during a special ceremony at Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms on Wednesday 4 March 2015. Alex's book - Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens - is published by member Floris Books under its Kelpies imprint.
  • Campaign for reform of business rates

    3 March 2015
    The Scottish Retail Consortium has published its paper Business Rates: Fundamental Reform calling for an overhaul of the current system. Publishing Scotland is amongst the organisations that have given their support to the proposals.
  • World Book Day 2015

    2 March 2015
    It's World Book Day 2015 on Thursday 5 March. The biggest celebration of its kind, it's designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.