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23 June 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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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.

Round up of advice

We have compiled a list of official and useful sources of advice on the coronavirus (Covid-19).

New rules are here

Doing business with Europe has changed. You need to follow new rules on exports, imports, data, tariffs & hiring.

Apply by 20 August

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

Apply by 30 August

This fund supports Scottish publishers with digital projects or training. Apply by 5pm on 30 August.

Watch again

If you missed an event or want to watch again, recordings are available until mid-July on YouTube.

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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

  • Independent Bookshop Week 2021

    18 June 2021
    Taking place from Saturday 19 June to Saturday 26 June, the week celebrates independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland with events, celebrations, reading groups, storytelling, author signings, literary lunches and face painting!
  • McIlvanney Prize 2021 longlist

    15 June 2021
    Publishing Scotland members Sandstone Press, Saraband and Canongate, all have books on the longlist for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2021.
  • LAS Next Level Awardees 2021

    14 June 2021
    Literature Alliance Scotland (LAS) has announced that its Next Level Awardees for 2021 are Keira Brown (pictured on the left) and Heather McDaid.
  • Emergency funds open 17 to 24 June

    10 June 2021
    Emergency funds administered by Creative Scotland will be open 17 to 24 June. Guidance was issued on 10 June.
  • G2 Entertainment move distribution to BookSource

    10 June 2021
    G2 Entertainment, one of the country's leading publishers of sports and special interest books, has appointed Glasgow-based BookSource as its distribution partner.
  • Bookcareers salary survey 2021

    10 June 2021
    The first survey since 2017 is open until midnight on 30 July 2021. Although it is called a Salary Survey, it provides a critical snapshot to employment data in all sectors of book and journal publishing and fills a big hole in industry data and statistics.
  • Save Our Books Campaign

    8 June 2021
    The Publishers Association along with others in the book industry have launched a campaign #SaveOurBooks to stop the UK Government making the wrong decision on copyright.