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15 April 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.

Round up of advice

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

New rules are here

Doing business with Europe has changed. You need to follow new rules on exports, imports, data, tariffs & hiring.

Book now

Introduction to Copy-editing (May) and Proofreading (June), and Further Copy-editing and Proofreading (June).

New Books Scotland

Spring Reading 2021

Our new catalogue with the Booksellers Association is full of Scottish books and available now to download.

Publishing Scotland spring 2021 catalogue crop

For children

Find out about books and resources from Scotland's publishers of educational and children's books.

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

  • Republic of Consciousness Prize shortlist

    26 March 2021
    A Musical Offering by Luis Sagasti, translated by Fionn Petch (Charco Press) is one of the five books shortlisted for The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses 2021.
  • Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2021 shortlist

    23 March 2021
    A Room Made Of Leaves by Kate Grenville (Canongate/Text Publishing) is one of the five books shortlisted for this year's prize.
  • Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book 2020

    22 March 2021
    The Secret Life of the Cairngorms by Andy Howard (Sandstone Press) is the public vote winner of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards (SNPA) Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book 2020.
  • The Highland Book Prize 2020 shortlist

    22 March 2021
    The Nature of Summer by Jim Crumley (Saraband) and The Changing Outer Hebrides: Galson and the Meaning of Place by Frank Rennie (Acair Books) are among the books shortlisted for the 2020 prize.
  • BBA Trade shortlists announced

    19 March 2021
    Congratulations to all shortlisted for the BBA Trade categories including members Canongate Books and HarperCollins.
  • BBA Book of the Year 2021 shortlists

    19 March 2021
    The BBA's nine Book of the Year shortlists have been announced. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Canongate Books) is shortlisted in the Audio and Fiction categories.