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.
Huge congratulations to Scottish writer Douglas Stuart whose
debut novel Shuggie Bain (Picador) won the Booker
Available to international publishers for the translation of
books by Scottish writers. Apply by Friday 15 January 2021 for
round 2 funding.
Produced by Publishing Scotland to mark the start of the 2020
Frankfurt Book Fair, Second Nature is an 18-minute documentary film
featuring five award-winning writers talking on the subject of
nature and nature writing today. BooksfromScotland.com highlights
these writers and many more in a special nature writing feature.
Our new interactive Autumn 2020 catalogue is a bumper
one with over 150 pages of books from Scotland.
We have compiled a list of official and useful sources of
business and other advice on the coronavirus (Covid-19).
While we still negotiate restrictions in our daily life, the joy
and wonder of books is that they can take us anywhere, anytime. In
Quest - the latest Books from Scotland issue - we have the
best in new fiction, travel writing, children's books, graphic
novels and more to help you adventure in inner space. Let's go!
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
Apply by noon on Tuesday 1 December 2020 for this full time, permanent position.
Apply by 5pm on Friday 4 December 2020 for this full time, fixed term (maternity cover - minimum of 6 months) position.
Apply by Monday 7 December 2020 for these funded literature residencies.
Want to learn about publishing from one the UK's largest publishers? Apply for these virtual open learning days by the Manchester based division of HarperCollins.
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.
We have compiled a list of official and useful sources of advice
on the coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers in
Scotland reopens for applications on 10 November 2020.
Act now to ensure your business and intellectual property is ready for the end of
the UK transition period.
Register now for this free interactive
masterclass on International SEO and social media (3 December).
Our short film features five award-winning writers
on nature. See also our special nature writing feature.
Our new interactive Autumn catalogue is a bumper one
with over 150 pages of Scottish books.
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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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
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