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.
Spring Reading 2021 is our new catalogue in collaboration with
the Booksellers Association (BA). Print copies will be delivered
into every BA member bookshop in Scotland. You can also download a
Book your place now on our regular and new publishing courses.
Next up are: Introduction to Copy-editing (May), Introduction to Proofreading, Further Copy-editing and Further Proofreading (all June)
BooksfromScotland is delighted to hand over the editorial reins
of the April 2021 Issue to Dean Atta, co-director of SBWN. In The Scottish BAME Writers Network Takeover you
will find fiction, poetry and non-fiction from established and
up-and-coming writers with books that will surely find their way
onto your bookshelves.
Find out about books and learning resources from
Scotland's publishers of educational and children's
Produced by Publishing Scotland to mark the start of the 2020
Frankfurt Book Fair, Second Nature is an 18-minute documentary film
featuring five award-winning writers talking on the subject of
nature and nature writing today. BooksfromScotland.com highlights
these writers and many more in a special nature writing feature.
We have compiled a list of official and useful sources of
business and other advice on the coronavirus (Covid-19).
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
This is a permanent post based in Stornoway and may be full or part-time. In the first instance contact the current post holder to discuss.
Apply as soon as possible for this full time role with an initial 18 month contract. Early applications may be prioritised.
Apply by noon on Sunday 18 April 2021 for this full-time, fixed-term (22 months) position in Edinburgh.
The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday 30 April 2021 for these paid internships which, circumstances permitting, will take place in summer/autumn 2021 in Perth.
Apply by Friday 30 April 2021 for this full-time position in Edinburgh (initial one year contract with possibility for renew).
Recommendations and/or applications for RSL International Writers (12 April), Sky Arts RSL Writers Awards (30 April) and RSL Open (1 May) can be made online.
Applications must be submitted to the Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh by Thursday 22 April 2021.
The closing date for submissions is 30 April 2021.
Apply by midnight on Wednesday 12 May 2021 for this mentoring and tailored training programme for arts professionals.
Nominate someone, or yourself, by Friday 30 April 2021.
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
Get info on
joining, search for publisher members & network
members & catch up on news.
We have compiled a list of official and useful sources of advice
on the coronavirus (Covid-19).
Doing business with Europe has changed. You need to follow new rules
on exports, imports, data, tariffs & hiring.
Introduction to Copy-editing (May) and Proofreading (June), and Further Copy-editing and Proofreading (June).
Our new catalogue with the Booksellers Association is full of
Scottish books and available now to download.
Find out about books and resources from Scotland's publishers of
educational and children's books.
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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