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23 January 2021

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 for publisher membersnetwork members & catch up on news.

Round up of advice

We have compiled a list of official and useful sources of advice on the coronavirus (Covid-19).

£5m fund

Creative Freelancers

The Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers is open. It is now solely handled by Creative Scotland.

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New rules are here

Doing business with Europe has changed. You need to follow new rules on exports, imports, data, tariffs & hiring.

2021 courses

Further copyeditingproofreading and our sales/marketing courses with BookMachine all open for booking.

For children

Find out about books and resources from Scotland's publishers of educational and children's books.

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Our location

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 closed. 

The latest news about publishing and books in Scotland

  • Witherbys launches marine library for seafarers

    15 January 2021
    Seafarers anywhere in the world will now be able to reference an online library of marine publications thanks to new ereader software developed by one of Scotland's largest and most successful publishing companies. Witherbys, based in Edinburgh, launched Witherby Connect on 13 January 2021.
  • Bookstores permitted to continue with Click and Collect

    12 January 2021
    Bookstores will be allowed to continue with Click and Collect services when lockdown restrictions are strengthened in level 4 areas of Scotland from Saturday 16 January 2021. Apart from essential retailers and the specified exceptions (which include bookstores), Click and Collect will be suspended across retail.
  • British Book Awards open for submissions

    11 December 2020
    The Nibbies are now open for submissions until Friday 5 February 2021. The annual celebration of publishers, booksellers, agents, authors and illustrators from across the United Kingdom and Ireland is now in its 31st year.