The network for trade,
training and development
Publishing Scotland is the trade and network body for the book
publishing industry in Scotland, working to promote and protect the
interests of its members, both nationally and internationally.
Parent company of BookSource.
We have compiled a list of official and useful sources of
business and other advice on the coronavirus (Covid-19).
Publishing Scotland and Glasgow University are
collaborating on a series of free Creative Conversation events.
Taking place online on 11, 12 and 13 August 2020, they showcase the
best in new Scottish writing.
Available to international publishers for the translation of
books by Scottish writers. Apply by Friday 14 August 2020 for round
Books - the most perfect bit of kit we've got. Whether you
prefer audio, paperbacks or ePub files, in any time and in any
place they can take you anywhere you want to go. You want laughs?
Thrills? Knowledge? Reflection? Beauty? You'll get them all in a
good book. For recommendations for your holiday or bit of time out,
see BooksfromScotland's Escape Into Books Issue.
Huge congratulations to Anthony McGowan whose book Lark has won the 2020 CILIP Carnegie
Medal. We are also extremely delighted for his publisher
Edinburgh-based Barrington Stoke which is the first Scottish
publisher to receive the CILIP Carnegie Medal in its 84-year
Our new spring 2020 rights publication is available to download as a PDF.
What is publishing? How do you get a job in it? Who are the
publishing ambassadors? Books Uncovered has publisher videos and lots of information about
the book business.
Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and
advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.
Latest jobs and advice on finding a job in publishing
Apply for this fixed-term job by Monday 3 August 2020. It will be based initially in Glasgow (then Edinburgh in early 2021).
Apply for this full-time position in Perth by noon on Wednesday 12 August 2020. Note that applicants may be called to interview before that date.
Applicants are invited to apply by Friday 31 July 2020 for a scholarship place on this University of Stirling course.
This publishing scholarship at Edinburgh Napier University is open to applications from individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Apply by midnight on Sunday 9 August 2020.
Applications should be submitted by Friday 14 August 2020. Gill Books is based in Dublin.
Black British writers are invited to apply for this year-long scholarship sponsored by The Literary Consultancy. The TLC Scholarship mentor will be Ellah P. Wakatama (Editor-at-Large at Canongate). Submissions open at 9am on Monday 3 August 2020 and close at 12pm (midday) on Friday 21 August 2020.
Expressions of interest should be submitted no later than 12 noon on Friday 21 August 2020.
Publishers wishing to take on a BAME trainee/intern are invited to apply for this fund which pays 80% of salary.The next deadline is 1 September 2020.
Here are quick links to the answers to some of the questions we
get asked most frequently
You can research publishers and submit your book for
consideration or you can publish it on your own (see Getting
For small publishers and self-publishers especially with just
one book, doing it yourself is sometimes the only option. Read more
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joining, search for publisher members & network
members & catch up on news.
Register now for free online events on 11th, 12th and 13th August showcasing the best in new
And Scottish publishers bring you 5 EXCLUSIVE LISTS of the best new Scottish
children's and teen books!
Prize wins, shortlist and longlist nominations, and other news
about our members.
Booking is open for our ONLINE Writing Digital Content, Proofreading and Copy-editing courses in September.
We have compiled a list of official and useful sources of advice
on the coronavirus (Covid-19).
International publishers are invited to apply for funding
support to translate works by Scottish writers.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
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showcase of thousands of Scottish books.
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place online. The Publishing Scotland office - at Scott House, 10
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