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24 January 2022

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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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 info on joining, search for publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on news.

Apply by 25 February 2022

This fund supports Scottish publishers with digital projects or training. Round 2 now open for applications.

Apply by 25 January 2022

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

Book now

Our 2022 editorial, contracts and marketing training courses are all open for booking.

Our Programme

Tying in with Visit Scotland's 'Year of Stories', we have twelve months of events, online content, and more.

Scottish books online

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

Book distribution service

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

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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

  • British Book Awards 2022

    3 February 2022
    The British Book Awards are now open for entries until Thursday 3 February 2022. There are 17 categories of Trade awards and 14 categories for Books of the Year.
  • Edinburgh University Press breaks £4m turnover in 2021

    12 January 2022
    Edinburgh University Press reports a good year in challenging circumstances and hits its turnover target a year early.
  • New Scottish writing prize announced

    10 January 2022
    A new Scottish literary prize - the Kavya Prize - launched on 10 January is aimed at celebrating published work and new writing by Scotland's ethnically diverse communities.
  • Witherby Publishing Group Charitable Trust celebrates reaching £1m of giving

    20 December 2021
    This year the Witherby Publishing Group Charitable Trust is celebrating an incredible milestone of £1 million of giving since the Trust was established in 2011. From 16 to 22 December, Witherbys will be showcasing the incredible work of the Trust's beneficiaries, which will take place alongside the annual Christmas celebrations and Witherby Arts Festival 2021.