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26 April 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.

Course dates

Book now for writing digital content, proofreading and advanced editorial courses in June.

New Books Scotland

Publishing and Writing

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

Part of cover of New Books Scotland publication
  • 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.

  • Our newsletters

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

15 June 2017

Publishing Seminar in Edinburgh. Places are free but book in advance as space is limited.

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

  • William G Henderson

    3 April 2017
    We were sorry to hear that William (Bill) Henderson died on 29 March 2017. Bill worked at Oliver & Boyd, E&S Livingstone and Chambers as well as being a director at Edinburgh University Press. A Service will be held on Monday 10 April at 2:30 pm at St Peter’s Church, Lutton Place, Edinburgh followed by a celebration of Bill’s life to be held from 4:00-7:00 pm.
  • Publishing Scotland Takes Scottish Books To The World

    28 March 2017
    Publishing Scotland kicks off their Spring/Summer 2017 programme by taking Scottish books to the world. Initiatives include the International Publishing Fellowship, Translation Residencies, funding for Scottish publishers to participate in key festivals and book fairs overseas and the New Books Scotland Spring/Summer 2017 publication.
  • British Book Awards shortlist

    16 March 2017
    The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (Canongate Books) is on the British Book Awards shortlist for Narrative Non-fiction Book of the Year. Far From the Madding Crowd (Linlithgow) and The Edinburgh Bookshop are shortlisted for bookshop awards. Cat Anderson at the Edinburgh Bookshop is shortlisted in the Individual Bookseller category. The winners will be announced in May.
  • Saltire Society Literary Awards 2017

    14 March 2017
    Widely recognised as Scotland's most prestigious book awards, the Saltire Literary Awards are presented in six categories. The 2017 awards are now open for submissions. Completed Entry Forms must be received by 12 noon on Monday 17 April 2017.