The network for trade,
training and development
Publishing Scotland is the trade and network body for the book
publishing industry in Scotland, working to promote and protect the
interests of its members, both nationally and internationally.
Parent company of BookSource.
The Go-See Fund - for publishers' first
time visits to book fairs - is open for applications. Apply by 27
More details coming soon about our 2020 joint conference with
the Booksellers Association.
Catch up with our February Issue where we celebrate
VisitScotland's Year of Coasts and Waters with great new fiction,
crime, history, and nature and travel writing
Scottish Books International works on behalf of
the literature sector in Scotland and is dedicated to the
international promotion of books, writers, festivals and
What is publishing? How do you get a job in it? Who are the
publishing ambassadors? Books Uncovered has publisher videos and lots of information about
the book business.
Our new Autumn/Winter 2019 rights publication is available to download as a PDF.
Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and
advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.
Latest jobs and advice on finding a job in publishing
Apply for this fixed-term (18 months), part-time (2.5 days per week) position - helping small Scottish-based publishers develop their sales capacity - by 5pm on Friday 6 March 2020.
Apply by 5pm on Wednesday 26 February 2020 for this part-time (21 hours per week) Edinburgh (or home-based) position.
Apply for this Glasgow based role. Early applications may be prioritised.
Apply for this short-term contract (suitable for a freelancer or small agency) by 9pm on Saturday 29 February 2020.
Apply for this part-time, remote position by 9pm on Saturday 29 February 2020.
Apply for this full time, fixed term contract (6 July until 9 September 2020) by 5pm on Monday 16 March 2020.
Apply for this full-time, permanent position by noon on Friday 20 March 2020. Note that applicants may be called to interview sooner than this.
Apply for these full-time summer internships (13 weeks) by noon on Friday 20 March 2020.
Publishers are invited to apply for this grant by noon on Wednesday 15 April 2020.
Here are quick links to the answers to some of the questions we
get asked most frequently
You can research publishers and submit your book for
consideration or you can publish it on your own (see Getting
For small publishers and self-publishers especially with just
one book, doing it yourself is sometimes the only option. Read more
Get info on
joining, search for publisher members & network
members & catch up on news.
Publishing consultant specialising in rights (BBA Rights
Professional of the Year 2019).
A round-up of the latest awards, nominations, jobs and other
publisher and network member news.
Book now for proofreading, copy-editing and writing digital
content, and Harper Macleod legal sessions.
The Go-See Fund - for publishers' first time
visits to book fairs - is open for applications.
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
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
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showcase of thousands of Scottish books.
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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.
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