There are various organisations that work to represent, support and promote particular interests. These include:
Literature Alliance Scotland
Literature Alliance Scotland (LAS) is a membership organisation committed to advancing the interests of Scotland’s literature and languages at home and abroad.
- Publishing Scotland – publishers and those in the publishing industry in Scotland
- SYP Scotland – tailored to those in the earlier stages of their publishing careers
- Independent Publishers Guild – independents from all over the UK but mainly England and Wales
- The Publishers Association – the UK’s main lobbying body for UK publishers. All the biggest publishing companies are members.
- Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
- Publishers’ Licensing Services (PLS)
- The Society of Authors in Scotland
- The Crime Writers Association
- Historical Writers Association
- Public Lending Right – provides published authors, illustrators and other contributors with an easy route to register for UK and Irish PLR. PLR is a legal right to payment from government in both countries each time their books are borrowed from public libraries.
- The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland (BA) (we hold the annual Scottish Book Conference with the BA)
- The Gaelic Books Council is the lead organisation with responsibility for supporting Scottish Gaelic authors and publishers, and for raising the profile and reach of Scottish Gaelic books in Scotland and internationally.
- The Scots Language Centre aims to help in any matters related to Scots language.
- The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIPS)
- The Scottish Libraries and Information Council (SLIC)
- Scottish Book Trust is a national charity bringing the benefits of reading and writing to everyone in Scotland.