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23 July 2018

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

APS Group

Provides a range of publishing, digital, print, design and related services from its Edinburgh base.

Apply by 13 August 2018

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

Publishing and Writing

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

What's On

A round up of book festivals, book fairs, awards, events, anniversaries and other dates of note.

Booking open

Book your place now at our Writing Digital Content and Welcome to Proofreading courses in the autumn.

Scottish books showcase

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

Book distribution partner

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

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Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's regular emails with news on books, publishing, 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

  • UK publishing industry had a record-breaking year in 2017

    19 July 2018
    The UK publishing industry had a record-breaking year in 2017, with income up 5% to £5.7bn, according to new figures released on 18 July 2018 by the Publishers Association. Hardback fiction, audiobook downloads and exports have all done particularly well. Sales of children's and educational print books have both declined.
  • Awards deadlines

    16 July 2018
    Don't miss out on these awards with deadlines fast approaching: British Book Design and Production Awards; Not the Booker; Saltire Society Literary Awards; Highland Book Prize; Saltire Society Publisher and Emerging Publisher of the Year; and the Wellcome Book Prize.
  • The Blackbird Diaries wins the Bookends Prize 2018

    12 July 2018
    The Blackbird Diaries by Karen Lloyd (Saraband) has won the Bookends Prize for Arts and Literature at the 2018 Lakeland Book of the Year awards. Picture of Karen Lloyd by Callum Leach.
  • Saltire Society Literary Awards 2018 open

    9 July 2018
    The Saltire Literary Awards are now open for submissions. The deadline is Monday 6 August 2018.
  • Saltire Society Publisher Award 2018 open

    9 July 2018
    The Publisher of the Year Award is now open for submissions. The deadline is noon on Monday 20 August 2018.
  • Saltire Society Emerging Publisher Award 2018 open

    9 July 2018
    The Emerging Publisher of the Year Award is now open for submissions. The deadline is noon on Monday 20 August 2018.