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10 July 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.


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

SBWN call to action

Publishing Scotland supports SBWN's Call to Action: Scottish Literary Sector. Read our initial response.

Network Member of the Day

9 Panels

A graphic novel rights agency run by @sha_nazir with a Scottish edge and an international view.

9 Panels network member of the day

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

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

  • Witherby Publishing Group with Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Stirling launch a new Publishing Scholarship

    7 July 2020
    Witherby Publishing Group, the Postgraduate Publishing Programmes at Edinburgh Napier University and the Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling have launched two Publishing Scholarships for the academic year 2020-21. The scholarships have been established to support individuals from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake a postgraduate degree in Publishing.
  • Scotland's Publishers are Picking up the Prizes

    19 June 2020
    The literary awards season is underway and Scotland's independent publishers are sweeping the boards, winning major literary awards across a wide range of categories.
  • As the Women Lay Dreaming wins The Paul Torday Memorial Prize 2020

    18 June 2020
    Many congratulations to award-winning author and poet Donald S Murray who has won the Society of Authors’ Paul Torday Memorial Prize for his debut novel As the Women Lay Dreaming, published by Saraband.
  • Lark wins CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020

    17 June 2020
    Huge congratulations to Anthony McGowan whose book Lark has won the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal. We are also extremely delighted for his publisher Edinburgh-based Barrington Stoke which is the first Scottish publisher to receive the CILIP Carnegie Medal in its 84-year history.
  • Highland Book Prize open for entries

    11 June 2020
    Submissions for the 2020 Highland Book Prize are open. Entries will be accepted until 5pm on Wednesday 19 August 2020.