Publishing Scotland is the network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland.
Publishing Scotland is a registered charity governed by a main Board of Trustees
Publishing Scotland’s Codes of Practice.
Distribution service BookSource is owned by Publishing Scotland.
SBI is jointly owned and managed by Publishing Scotland and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Publishing Scotland’s curated online showcase of thousands of Scottish books.
Our team works for and with our members to promote publishing in Scotland.
Our organisation grew from the work of the SPA formed in 1974 by a group of ten publishers.
The Publishing Scotland and BA annual conference is taking place on 17 May 2022 in Edinburgh and online.
All across 2022, Publishing Scotland will be curating a series of events, online content and more to tie in with Visit Scotland’s Year of Stories.
This programme encourages relationships between the international publishing community and their Scottish counterparts.
The Translation Fund is designed to encourage international publishers to translate works by Scottish writers.
The Go-Digital Fund helps Scottish-based book publishers develop their digital offering and skills.
The Go-See Fund supports Scottish publishers’ first time visits to book fairs anywhere in the world.
We are full members of a variety of arts and business organisations from Arts and Business Scotland to Scottish Pen.
Our latest new books catalogues, annual report and more.
Publishing Scotland’s short films showcase Scottish writers and books.
Find out about the publishing industry, what publishers do, types of jobs and much more.
Some general advice and resources for writers on how to go about getting a book published.
Information that will give you an idea of the publishing market in Scotland.
Information and contact details.
Benefits of being a member and criteria for joining.
Prize wins, nominations, and other news about our members.
Members can access directories, member only opportunities, latest member bulletins and more.
Our training programme aims to make publishing training more widely accessible to publishers and others in Scotland - and beyond.
Editorial, marketing, contracts and legal courses are now all open for booking.
Our experienced tutors provide delegates with the latest industry knowledge and practical skills.
A round up of courses that may be of particular interest to the book industry.
The network for trade, training and development for the book publishing sector in Scotland
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