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05 December 2021

Book publishing includes everything from the traditional hardback or paperback to digital versions (e-books), and multimedia products.

Publishers work with others in the book sector including booksellers, printers, distributors, libraries, book festivals and international trade fairs.

Find out about types of jobs in publishing, the skills you need and meet some of the people who work in Scottish publishing. 

If your school or organisation would like a visit from one of our Publishing Ambassadors, then get in touch.


There are few barriers to entry but a lot of practices particular to the publishing industry.


Publishing is a major creative industry with books accounting for billions in sales every year.