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Scottish Book Trade Conference 2022

See some pictures from our conference which took place on Tuesday 17 May 2022 in Edinburgh and online. It is an annual event organised by Publishing Scotland and Booksellers Association.

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Our members

Get info on joining, search for publisher members and network members and catch up on member highlights.

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Year of Stories

Across 2022, Publishing Scotland is celebrating the Year of Scotland's Stories through events, online content and much more. One of our most recent activities is the Shaping Scotland's Stories Spring/Summer catalogue.

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As the excitement of the summer and the festival season winds down, and the seasons start to turn, the latest Books from Scotland Issue is here to recommend books that will refresh and encourage new passions. From fiction to picture books and history to travel, you will find books that celebrate art and life.

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See our list of events from book festivals to book fairs, training courses to conferences.

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Scottish Books International

Co-owned by Publishing Scotland, Scottish Books International is dedicated to the international promotion of books, writers, festivals, and organisations. Its Author Travel Fund supports writers who have been invited overseas to promote their work.

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Publishing in Scotland
World-class writers
Beautiful children’s books

Translations to and from the world
Ideas and knowledge
The languages of Scotland

Life-changing experiences
Education: from baby books to lifelong learning


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Latest news

Sep 26

UK Government mini-budget 2022

Many but not all of the announcements in the UK Government’s Growth Plan (or mini budget) announced on 23 September apply to Scotland.

Sep 26

Mairi Kidd to take up new leadership appointment at Moat Brae

Taking up leadership of Moat Brae in October 2022, Mairi Kidd’s role will be to lead recovery and reshape the organisation to fulfil its vision to champion children’s books and empower children through books.

Sep 25

Scots Language Awards winners 2022

Winners at the Scots Language Awards 2022 include: Anne Donovan (Janet Paisley Services to Scots Award), Doric Nursery Rhymes for Loons & Quines (Scots Bairns Book of the Year), and Be guid tae yer Mammy (Scots Book of the Year).

Sep 22

National Insurance increase reversed

From 6 November 2022, the 1.25 percentage point rise in National Insurance (in effect from April) will be reversed.

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Sep 22

Amazon reforms ebook policies in response to union concerns

Online retailer Amazon is to change practices around returns of digital books following discussions with the Society of Authors (UK) and Authors’ Guild (US). Amazon believes the improvement can be implemented by the end of 2022.

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