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.
This fund supports Scottish publishers with digital projects or
training. Apply by 5pm on Monday 30 August 2021.
Available to international publishers for the translation of
books by Scottish writers. Apply by Friday 20 August 2021 for round
The Scottish Books Long Weekend (10 to 13 June) celebrated
Scotland's rich and diverse writing and publishing landscape. If
you missed an event or want to watch again, recordings will be
available from Tuesday 15 June 2021 on the Publishing Scotland YouTube channel.
This month's issue Force of Nature celebrates a
wonderful, diverse range of nature titles. As we emerge from our
homes and venture beyond our own streets to experience the
outdoors, we become aware that nature plays an immense part in how
we live our everyday lives.
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
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
Apply by 5pm on Thursday 24 June 2021 for this full-time, permanent position.
Apply for this 6-month internship by Friday 25 June 2021.
Apply for this entry-level full-time position in Edinburgh by Monday 28 June 2021.
Sign up for these free, virtual events from Hachette UK aimed at demystifying publishing. They run from the end of June to the end of 2021. The first event is Working in Marketing on 28 June 2021.
Apply by 30 June 2021 for this full-term, fixed-term (until 31 December 2021) position. Glasgow-based, currently working from home.
This BBC competition is open to persons who will be aged between 5 and 16 years on Wednesday 30 June 2021. The closing date for entries is 23:59 on 30 June 2021.
Designers may enter their own work or the work of other designers for these cover design awards. The closing date is 30 June 2021.
Writers whose book project is for a commercial UK publisher can apply for grants awarded by the Society of Authors. The remaining deadline for the current year is 1 July 2021.
Apply for this role by noon on Monday 5 July 2021.
Applications are now open until Wednesday 14 July 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.
Copy-editing and Proofreading (September), Editing for Non-publishers and Academic Editing (October).
International publishers are invited to apply for funding
support to translate works by Scottish writers.
This fund supports Scottish publishers with digital
projects or training. Apply by 5pm on 30 August.
If you missed an event or want to watch again, recordings are
available until mid-July on YouTube.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
Visit BooksfromScotland.com our curated online
showcase of thousands of Scottish books.
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place online. The Publishing Scotland office - at Scott House, 10
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