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28 November 2020

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

FAQ

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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Membership

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).

£5m fund launched

Creative Freelancers

The Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers in Scotland reopens for applications on 10 November 2020.

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Take action now

Act now to ensure your business and intellectual property is ready for the end of the UK transition period. 

Free masterclass

Register now for this free interactive masterclass on International SEO and social media (3 December).

Film and feature

Our short film features five award-winning writers on nature. See also our special nature writing feature.

New Books for Autumn

Our new interactive Autumn catalogue is a bumper one with over 150 pages of Scottish books.

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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

  • Douglas Stuart wins the Booker Prize 2020

    19 November 2020
    Huge congratulations to Scottish writer Douglas Stuart who is the winner of the Booker Prize 2020 with his debut novel Shuggie Bain (published by Picador).
  • Survey reports increase in reading books in Scotland during lockdown

    16 November 2020
    Scottish Book Trust's survey of reading in Scotland over lockdown found that many people read more in all formats including audibooks and ebooks.
  • Meryl Halls is FutureBook Person of the Year 2020

    13 November 2020
    Many congratulations to the Booksellers Association managing director Meryl Halls who has been named FutureBook's Person of the Year for 2020.
  • Bookshop.org launches in the UK

    9 November 2020
    Online bookshop platform Bookshop.org has successfully launched in the UK recording good sales in its first week and the participation of many in the book trade from authors to publishers as well as the local, independent bookshops which it was set up to support.
  • Scots Language Awards 2020 winners

    26 October 2020
    Congratulations to all the winners of the Scots Language Awards 2020 especially The Wee Book Company (Scots Business of the Year) and Itchy Coo for Scots Bairns Book o the Year (The Itchy Coo Book o Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales in Scots).