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06 August 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.

New Scottish Writing

Register now for free online events on 11th, 12th and 13th August showcasing the best in new Scottish writing.

Summer reading

Scottish Book Trust

And Scottish publishers bring you 5 EXCLUSIVE LISTS of the best new Scottish children's and teen books!

Crop of the cover of The Infinite by Patience Agbabi


Prize wins, shortlist and longlist nominations, and other news about our members.

Online courses

Booking is open for our ONLINE Writing Digital Content, Proofreading and Copy-editing courses in September.

Round up of advice

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

Apply by 14 August 2020

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

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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

  • Booker Prize 2020 longlist announced

    28 July 2020
    The longlist for The 2020 Booker Prize was announced on Tuesday 28 July 2020. Huge congratulations in particular to Glaswegian Douglas Stuart for Shuggie Bain published by Picador and to Maaza Mengiste for The Shadow King published by Canongate Books based in Edinburgh.
  • 2019 best ever year for publishing

    27 July 2020
    The Publishers Association Yearbook 2019 published on 22 July 2020 reveals that 2019 was UK publishing’s best year ever with total publishing sales reaching £6.3bn and growth across every sector.
  • Snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on the UK publishing industry

    24 July 2020
    Research conducted by Maverick Publishing Specialists with publishing leadership during the first stages of the Coronavirus pandemic in May and June 2020 shows widespread impacts across the publishing industry. The research also shows that the financial effect is deeper and more severe for educational and academic publishers than for trade.
  • Books for summer from Scottish publishers

    17 July 2020
    Scottish Book Trust has teamed up with Publishing Scotland and Scotland's publishers to bring you 5 EXCLUSIVE LISTS of the best new Scottish picture, children's and teen books around!
  • Cricket 2.0 wins the Heartaches Cricket Book of the Year

    16 July 2020
    Cricket 2.0 by Tim Wigmore and Freddie Wilde is the winner of the Heartaches Cricket Book of the Year 2020 at the Telegraph Sports Book Awards. It is published by Edinburgh-based Polaris Publishing who had another book - Behind the Dragon by Ross Harries - shortlisted for Rugby Book of the Year at the same awards.