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19 February 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.

Andrew Sharp

Publishing consultant specialising in rights (BBA Rights Professional of the Year 2019).

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, copy-editing and writing digital content, and Harper Macleod legal sessions.

Apply by 27 April

The Go-See Fund - for publishers' first time visits to book fairs - is open for applications.

Take part by 6 March

PS/Creative Scotland/Scottish Government survey about publishers' business support needs.


International promotion of books, writers, festivals etc on behalf of the literature sector in Scotland.

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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

  • Scottish Publisher Business Support Survey 2020

    19 February 2020
    Publishers are requested to take part in an important survey run by Publishing Scotland with Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government to help us understand business support needs. The deadline for taking part is 6 MARCH 2020.
  • Scots Language Publication Grant 2020 open for submissions

    5 February 2020
    The Scots Language Publication Grant 2020 is currently open to publishers for submissions. Applications will close at noon on Wednesday 15 April 2020.
  • Scottish Books International’s new fund books its first writers

    4 February 2020
    18 Scottish writers have been awarded grants to promote Scottish writing and culture worldwide by the Author International Travel Fund, a cornerstone pilot initiative of new international promotion service, Scottish Books International.
  • Roland Gulliver is new Director of TIFA

    3 February 2020
    Roland Gulliver has been appointed as the new Director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors following a successful 13-year tenure at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.