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24 October 2021

Welcome to the Publishing Scotland website

Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.

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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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Notice of AGM

Publishing Scotland's Annual General Meeting will take place virtually on Thursday 25 November 2021.

28 October 2021

The next free event in this SBI and LAS programme is for book festivals/organisations

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Our location

We are working from home and our training and events are taking place online. The Publishing Scotland office - at Scott House, 10 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AZ - is currently closed. 

The latest news about publishing and books in Scotland

  • New short film on crime writing, catalogue and digital showcase

    21 October 2021
    A new short film charts the rise of Scottish crime fiction and sheds new light on the success of the UK's bestselling genre. The Dark Travellers film is part of Publishing Scotland's Autumn package aimed at promoting the work of their members and includes a New Books Scotland rights catalogue of books for the season and Postcard from Scotland, a digital showcase highlighting the brilliant work of some of our publishers and authors.
  • Baillie Gifford Prize shortlist 2021

    18 October 2021
    Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape by Cal Flyn (William Collins) and Things I have Withheld by Kei Miller (Canongate) are among the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2021.
  • BIC Green Supply Chain announcements

    11 October 2021
    BIC announces appointment of Rachel Martin, Global Director Sustainability at Elsevier, as Chair of its new Green Supply Chain Committee and launches its Green Supply Chain Work Plan.
  • Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2022 shortlist

    4 October 2021
    The Infinite by Patience Agbabi (Canongate Books) and Fin & Rye & Fireflies by Harry Cook (Ink Road) are shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2022. The winner is chosen entirely by teenagers across Scotland who can vote for their favourite until 25 March 2022.
  • New funding for international collaboration

    30 September 2021
    The Four Nations International Fund will open for applications on Thursday 21 October 2021. The fund will support individuals and organisations towards international partnership development and co-creation projects.
  • British Fantasy Award for Luna Press Publishing

    28 September 2021
    Edinburgh-based Luna Press Publishing won Best Independent Press at the British Fantasy Awards 2021.