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15 November 2019

Welcome to the Publishing Scotland website

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

More about us

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 lists of publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on members' news.

Raspberry Creative Type

Cover design and typesetting services including all promotional materials and creating e-books.

Highlights of the month

A round-up of the latest awards, nominations, jobs and other publisher and network member news.

Notice of AGM

Publishing Scotland's AGM will take place at Scott House in Edinburgh on Thursday 28 November 2019.

Apply by 24 January 2020

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

Work in Publishing week

Find out more - we've a whole lot of videos, information, resources and links here on our website.

Author showcases

Come along to our free events in Glasgow, Linlithgow and Edinburgh on 19th, 20th and 21st November.


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Our location

Publishing Scotland is based at Scott House, 10 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AZ. Our training also takes place there.

The latest news about publishing and books in Scotland

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award 2019 winner

    4 November 2019
    The Wind That Lays Waste by Selva Almada (Charco Press) has won the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s 2019 First Book Award.
  • Saltire Society Publishers of the Year 2019 shortlists

    25 October 2019
    Congratulations to all the publishers shortlisted for awards. Five have been shortlisted for the Publisher of the Year award: 404 Ink, BHP Comics, Canongate Books, Charco Press and Sandstone Press. Six publishers feature on the Emerging Publisher of the Year shortlist: Pauline Cuchet (Canongate Books); Anne Glennie (Cranachan); Kay Farrell (Sandstone Press); Jamie Norman (Canongate Books); Richard Wainman (Floris Books); and Alan Windram (Little Door Books).
  • Saltire Society Literary Awards 2019 shortlists

    25 October 2019
    Congratulations to everyone with titles on the lists including our members: Acair (2), Saraband (2), Edinburgh University Press, Tapsalteerie and Vagabond Voices.