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23 October 2020

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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£5m fund launched

Apply from 26/10/20

The Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers in Scotland will open for applications at noon on 26 October.

Hardship Fund Freelancers feature box

Brexit Transition Ends 31/12/20

Take action now

You need to act now if you import or export goods as the end of the transition period will affect your business. 

Brexit transition Time is Running Out UK Govt

Online training

Register now for free lunchtime session on Film and TV rights (27 October 2020) with Harper Macleod.

Round up of advice

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

Film and feature

Our short film features five award-winning writers on nature. See also our special nature writing feature.

New Books for Autumn

Our new interactive Autumn catalogue is a bumper one with over 150 pages of Scottish 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

  • Scottish nature writing short film released for Frankfurt Book Fair

    14 October 2020
    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: Kathleen Jamie, Jim Crumley, Chitra Ramaswamy, Roseanne Watt and Gavin Francis.
  • D-Day Dog is the Overall Winner of the Children’s Book Award for 2020

    12 October 2020
    D-Day Dog by Tom Palmer (published by Edinburgh-based Barrington Stoke) is the Overall Winner of the Children's Book Award for 2020. It also won the Confident Readers category.
  • Scots Language Awards nominees 2020

    9 October 2020
    Cranachan Publishing, Curly Tale, Dalen Alba, Itchy Coo and Black & White Publishing, and Tippermuir all have books nominated in this year’s awards. Cranachan Publishing is also on the shortlist for Scots Business of the Year along with The Wee Book Company. You can vote for your favourite. The winners will be announced on Saturday 24 October 2020.
  • Louise Glück awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2020

    8 October 2020
    The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020 has been awarded to the American poet Louise Glück "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal". She is published in the UK by Carcanet.