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18 September 2021

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

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

October 2021

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We are working from home and our training and events are taking place online. The Publishing Scotland office - at Scott House, 10 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AZ - is currently closed. 

The latest news about publishing and books in Scotland

  • The Gaelic Literature Awards 2021

    17 September 2021
    Books published by Acair, ASLS, CLÀR and Luath Press were the winners at the 2021 Gaelic Literature Awards 2021. Liam Alasdair Crouse and Martin MacIntyre's books won in the unpublished books categories.
  • Hannah Lavery to be next Edinburgh Makar

    15 September 2021
    Award-winning poet, playwright and performer Hannah Lavery has been nominated to become the next Edinburgh Makar.
  • Record-breaking 2020 results for Canongate

    10 September 2021
    Canongate Books has reported that 2020 was a record-breaking year with its group consolidated turnover of £13.9m up 16% on the previous year's total.
  • Baillie Gifford Prize 2021 longlist

    9 September 2021
    Canongate has two books on the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize longlist: Blood Legacy: Reckoning With a Family's Story of Slavery by Alex Renton and Things I Have Withheld by Kei Miller.
  • Scots Language Awards 2021 nominations announced

    7 September 2021
    Dalen, Itchy Coo, Luath Press, Monstrous Regiment, Tippermuir and Vagabond Voices are among the publishers with books nominated for the 2021 Scots Language Awards. Vote for your favourite by Sunday 19 September 2021.
  • Young Quills 2021 shortlist

    1 September 2021
    Barrington Stoke and Pokey Hat (an imprint of Cranachan Publishing) have titles shortlisted for the 2021 Young Quills shortlist for historical fiction.