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11 December 2019

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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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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Robbie Guillory

Robbie is an agent at the Kate Nash Literary Agency. He also supports publishers and authors.

Highlights of the month

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

Apply by 24 January 2020

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

Training courses 2020

Book now for our proofreading, copy-editing and writing digital content courses in 2020.

Apply by 24 January 2020

International publishers are invited to apply for the International Fellowship Programme in Scotland in August 2020.

Publishers of the Year

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Saltire Society Publisher and Emerging Publisher Awards.


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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

  • Saltire Society Publishers of the Year 2019

    30 November 2019
    Many congratulations to the Saltire Society award winners 2019. Sandstone Press won Scottish Publisher of the Year, and Kay Farrell of Sandstone Press and Alan Windram of Little Door Press were jointly awarded Saltire Society Emerging Publisher of the Year Award. 404 Ink and Jamie Norman of Canongate Books were Highly Commended in these two categories.
  • Saltire Society Literary Awards winners 2019

    30 November 2019
    Working Verse in Victorian Scotland: Poetry, Press, Community by Kirstie Blair (Oxford University Press) is the winner of the coveted Saltire Society Book of the Year award 2019, and The Seafarers: A Journey Among Birds by Stephen Rutt (Elliott & Thompson) and Threads of Life by Clare Hunter (Sceptre/Hodder & Stoughton) were jointly presented the Saltire First Book Award. Read more to find out the other category winners.
  • Acair honoured at Scottish Gaelic Awards

    20 November 2019
    Many congratulations to Stornoway-based publisher Acair on receiving the special contribution award at the Scottish Gaelic Awards 2019.
  • Shortlist for Saltire Society Scottish Book Cover Award 2019

    20 November 2019
    Six covers have made the shortlist for the Saltire Society's brand-new award - the Scottish Book Cover Award. Covers on books published by 404 Ink, Barrington Stoke, Charco Press and Floris Books are among them. The winner will be announced on 30 November 2019.
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award 2019 winner

    4 November 2019
    The Wind That Lays Waste by Selva Almada (Charco Press) has won the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s 2019 First Book Award.