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01 April 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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Get info on joining, search for publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on news.

Mairi Sutherland

Freelance editor/proofreader, experienced in managing the editorial process through to publication.

Publisher of the Day

Black & White Publishing

Black & White Publishing is a successful indie with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres.

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Highlights of the month

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

Training courses 2020

Book now for proofreading and copy-editing. Also free export advice and Harper Macleod legal sessions.

Round up of advice

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

Book distribution service

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

Scottish books online

Visit our curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.

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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

  • Nibbies 2020 shortlists announced

    20 March 2020
    We're delighted to see members Jenny Brown, Scottish Book Trust and HarperCollins on the shortlists of the British Book Awards 2020. They join Sandstone Press shortlisted for Small Press of the Year (and already the Scotland winner of that category).
  • Lark shortlisted for CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020

    19 March 2020
    Lark by Anthony McGowan has been shortlisted for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020. It is published by Edinburgh-based Barrington Stoke.
  • Sandstone Press wins Scotland category of Small Press of the Year 2020

    18 March 2020
    Congratulations to Sandstone Press, the Scotland winner of the regional and country round of the British Book Awards Small Press of the Year 2020. The overall winner will be announced on 29 June 2020.
  • Scotland category of major bookshop award won by Lighthouse

    18 March 2020
    Lighthouse in Edinburgh has been named as the Scotland winner of the regional and country round of the Independent Bookshop of the Year Award 2020. Many congratulations to them. The overall winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 29 June 2020.