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.
We have compiled a list of official and useful sources of
business and other advice on the coronavirus (Covid-19).
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
Available to international publishers for the translation of
books by Scottish writers. Apply by Friday 14 August 2020 for round
There are many areas of Scotland where romance, adventure,
history and beauty are taken as a given, but one area of Scotland
that is quietly getting on with becoming a literary hot spot is the
South West of Scotland. The June Issue of BooksfromScotland shines a light
on the area's contemporary and classic authors and places of
The Bookseller published the 2020 edition of its
annual Scotland Focus issue in April. It includes the free special
edition supplement Books From Scotland in partnership with Creative
Our new spring 2020 rights publication is available to download as a PDF.
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.
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
Applications should be submitted by 5 pm on Friday 3 July 2020.
Apply by noon on Wednesday 8 July for the 2021 Awards.
Applications should be submitted by 5 pm on Saturday 11 July 2020.
Applicants with fluent written and spoken Scottish Gaelic are invited to apply by 31 July 2020 for a scholarship place on this University of Stirling course with placement opportunities.
Applicants are invited to apply by Friday 31 July 2020 for a scholarship place on this University of Stirling course.
This publishing scholarship at Edinburgh Napier University is open to applications from individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Apply by midnight on Sunday 9 August 2020.
Applications should be submitted by Friday 14 August 2020. Gill Books is based in Dublin.
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.
Prize wins, shortlist and longlist nominations, and other news
about our members.
Publishing Scotland supports SBWN's Call to Action: Scottish
Literary Sector. Read our initial response.
A graphic novel
rights agency run by @sha_nazir with a Scottish edge and an
Booking is open for our ONLINE Writing Digital Content, Proofreading and Copy-editing courses in September.
We have compiled a list of official and useful sources of advice
on the coronavirus (Covid-19).
International publishers are invited to apply for funding
support to translate works by Scottish writers.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
Visit BooksfromScotland.com our curated online
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.
The latest news about publishing and books in Scotland