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The network for trade,
training and development 

29 April 2017

Membership

Publishing Scotland is a membership organisation that supports and encourages its members through the services, benefits and opportunities it provides.

There are two categories of membership - publisher and network

Publisher membership joining criteria

Current publisher members include trade, academic, educational, and specialist publishers as well as the publishing arms of organisations .

  1. Publisher membership is open to all book and print-based publishers and online and digital publishers based in Scotland or who publish predominantly Scottish material.
  2. Publishers must have produced at least 2 publications of a professional standard and which are not 'self-published'.
  3. Publishers must have a sales and marketing plan in place, understand and work within copyright law and sign up to Publishing Scotland's Code of Practice when working with authors.
  4. Online or electronic publishers should be producing high standards of online publishing and be in business for at least one year. They must also have an online distribution channel market such content commercially through advertising, subscription sales, or both and be able to demonstrate knowledge of, and commitment to, copyright law.

Benefits of joining as a publisher member

Members benefit from a wide range of services and opportunities including participating in book fairs, trade support, discounted training and regular industry news updates. See more on our services and membership benefits.

Subscriptions

Membership subscription are payable annually and according to company turnover.


Network membership joining criteria

Current network members include illustrators, designers, literary agents, editors, authors (through the Society of Authors in Scotland membership), printers and universities.

Applicants should be based or working in Scotland and have training and expertise if offering services (references will be sought).

Network members may elect two representatives to the Board of Publishing Scotland.

Subscription fees are payable annually and are based on turnover.

Benefits of joining as a network member

Members benefit from a wide range of services and opportunities including a listing and showcase on the Publishing Scotland website, discounted training and regular industry news updates. See more on our services and membership benefits.

Subscriptions

Membership fees are payable annually and are based on turnover.