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05 December 2021

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.

Apply by 25 February 2022

This fund supports Scottish publishers with digital projects or training. Round 2 now open for applications.

Advent Calendar


Featuring extracts, videos, illustrations, author Q&As, and book giveaways, see today's Advent gift at SBI.

SBI Advent Calendar 2021

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Harper Macleod webinar Access to Funding (December) and 2022 editorial and marketing training courses.

Apply by 25 January 2022

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

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

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

  • Scotland's National Book Awards 2021 winners

    27 November 2021
    Huge Congratulations to the winners of Scotland's National Book Awards 2021. Among the winners this year were our members: Canongate Books, Monstrous Regiment Publishing Ltd, Saraband, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Ceris Jones and Jamie Norman.
  • Inklusion Guide project reaches its target

    25 November 2021
    A project to develop a guide to make literature events accessible for disabled people has reached its target budget to carry out the research and development phase, after receiving support from industry bodies and publishers. It is hoped that the guide will be launched at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2022.
  • BIC announces new Chair and Board of Directors

    22 November 2021
    BIC has announced the appointment of Ruth Jones, Director Global Sales, Digital Services at Ingram Content Group as Chair of its new Board of Directors.
  • Scotland’s first religious literary festival announced

    22 November 2021
    A new winter literary festival aglow with tales of religion and belief will take place in Edinburgh from 3 to 5 December 2021.