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02 June 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


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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Publisher of the Day

Sainted Media

Sainted Media is an award-winning digital publisher of family friendly books and apps for a global community.

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June training courses

Book now for ONLINE Introduction to Copy-editing and Writing Digital Content with our regular tutors.

Round up of advice

We have compiled a list of official and useful sources of advice on the coronavirus (Covid-19).


Financial support

Use this BUSINESS SUPPORT FINDER to see what support is available for you and your business.

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Apply by 14 August 2020

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

Scottish books online

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

Book distribution service

Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's fastest growing distributors.

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Sign up to receive Publishing Scotland's regular emails with news on books, publishing, jobs and training.

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

  • BA Group acquires Bertline

    29 May 2020
    With Bertrams currently up for sale, the BA Group's technology arm, Batch, will take over the running of Bertline to provide consistency to BA members.
  • Writers of Cranachan book thanked in Scottish Parliament

    28 May 2020
    The contributors to a free eBook - Stay at Home! - published by Cranachan Publishing, have been thanked in a motion to the Scottish Parliament. The book is available to download from the publisher's website or from
  • Scenes for Survival launched

    27 May 2020
    Jenni Fagan, Ian Rankin and Janey Godley are among the writers of digital short artworks for the Scenes of Survival collection launched on 27 May 2020. The works are available to view on the National Theatre of Scotland website.
  • BSFA Award for Luna Press Publishing book

    19 May 2020
    Chris Baker (Fangorn) has won the British Science Fiction Award for Best Artwork for a book published by Luna Press Publishing - Wourism and Other Stories by Ian Whates.