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.
Available to international publishers for the translation of
books by Scottish writers. Apply by Friday 20 August 2021 for round
Spring Reading 2021 is our new catalogue in collaboration with
the Booksellers Association (BA). Print copies will be delivered
into every BA member bookshop in Scotland. You can also download a
Book your place now on our regular and new publishing courses.
Next up are: Introduction to Copy-editing (May), Introduction to Proofreading, Further Copy-editing and Further Proofreading (all June)
BooksfromScotland is delighted to hand over the editorial reins
of the April 2021 Issue to Dean Atta, co-director of SBWN. In The Scottish BAME Writers Network Takeover you
will find fiction, poetry and non-fiction from established and
up-and-coming writers with books that will surely find their way
onto your bookshelves.
We have compiled a list of official and useful sources of
business and other advice on the coronavirus (Covid-19).
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 midnight on Wednesday 12 May 2021 for this mentoring and tailored training programme for arts professionals.
Apply for this full-time position in Edinburgh by Friday 14 May 2021.
The Scheme offers 18 six-month paid traineeships at Penguin Random House to people who identify as one, or both, of the following: Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group / From a lower socio-economic background. Apply by Sunday 16 May 2021.
Apply by midnight on Sunday 16 May 2021 for this paid three-month mentorship programme (with additional accommodation stipend) aimed at anyone from an underrepresented background. It is based in Oxford.
Apply by 5pm on Monday 17 May 2021 for this freelance position with Aberdeen's International Crime Writing Festival.
Apply by 5pm on Friday 21 May 2021 for these full-time, fixed-term contracts in Glasgow (currently working from home). Note that priority may be given to early respondents.
This Orkney-based freelance residency is for a fixed term of 12 months. Applications should be submitted by 9am on Monday 24 May 2021.
Apply asap for this Edinburgh-based job. The closing date is Tuesday 25 May 2021 but the recruitment process may end earlier if a suitable candidate is found before then.
Apply by 23:59 on Thursday 27 May 2021 for this 12-month internship in Edinburgh. This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries.
Apply by 23:59 on Thursday 27 May 2021 for this 12-month internship in Edinburgh or London. This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries.
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
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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).
Doing business with Europe has changed. You need to follow new rules
on exports, imports, data, tariffs & hiring.
Introduction to Copy-editing (May) and Proofreading (June), and Further Copy-editing and Proofreading (June).
Our new catalogue with the Booksellers Association is full of
Scottish books and available now to download.
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.
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