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18 October 2019

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 lists of publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on members' news.

Prepress Projects

A high quality complete publishing service for all forms of publishing - books, reports, journals and magazines.

Highlights of the month

A round-up of the latest awards, nominations, jobs and other publisher and network member news.


International promotion of books, writers, festivals etc on behalf of the literature sector in Scotland.


What will Brexit mean for UK-based publishers? We round up comment and advice.

Training courses 2019/20

Book now for our Introduction to Proofreading (6 November) and Copy-editing (7 November) courses.

New Books for Autumn

Our new Autumn/Winter rights publication is available at book fairs and to download as a PDF.


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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

  • Scotland at Frankfurt

    15 October 2019
    Publishing Scotland celebrates its 45th year and launches a new international promotion service, Scottish Books International, at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
  • Scottish Government launches its Creative Industries Policy Statement

    14 October 2019
    On 12 October 2019 the Scottish Government launched its Creative Industries policy statement articulating its vision and priorities for the sector.
  • Outstanding Women of Scotland announced

    8 October 2019
    Ten women from the fields of the arts, culture, politics, activism and science have been honoured and inducted into the esteemed Saltire Society 'Outstanding Women of Scotland' community at a special event as part of the Women of the World, Perth. Congratulations to Joy Hendry, Editor of literary magazine Chapman, and all the other inductees.
  • Publishing Scotland / Cove Park translation residents announced

    1 October 2019
    This year's Publishing Scotland translation residents at Cove Park are Brazilian translator Stephanie Fernandes and French translator Ghislain Bareau.