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29 July 2021


Publishing Scotland organises or attends events that are a great opportunity for network and publisher members to make business contacts. They are generally open to all network and publisher members.

For information on an event email us, or for details of membership criteria and benefits complete the membership application request.

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  • 17 August 2021
    Event, Book Festival

    Events dedicated to all those interested in the business of the book world including: Scottish Publisher Showcase (17 August), Rethinking 'Diversity' in Publishing: Lasting Change AND SYP Scotland post-event discussion (19 August), Opening Up Books: Creating Book Events for People with Learning Disabilities (19 August), and Cover Design Masterclass - Judging a Book by Its Cover (27 August).

  • 14 August 2021
    Event, Book Festival

    The hybrid 2021 festival runs from 14 to 30 August. Events include a programme of events dedicated to all those interested in the business of the book world. You can also buy books at the new site (Edinburgh College of Art on Lauriston Place) or online including a great selection from Scottish publishers.

  • 29 June 2021
    Event, London, Book Fair

    The London Book Fair (29 June to 1 July 2021) will go ahead as a digital-only event. The in-person format will return next spring (from 5 to 7 April 2022).

  • 15 June 2021
    Event, Trade

    This Open Book Session for Publishing Scotland members will be held on Tuesday 15 June at 4pm. Publishing Scotland will be hosting a Zoom session with Oriana Leckert, the Director of Publishing & Comics Outreach at Kickstarter, who will tell us more about how to set up a successful crowdfunding campaign. We will also hear from Rebecca Wojturska (Haunt Publishing) and Heather McDaid (404 Ink) on their experiences of crowdfunding.

  • 14 June 2021
    Event, Book Fair, Outside Scotland

    The next fair will take place 14 to 17 June 2021 as an online edition. In-person events in 2021 had to be cancelled due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions.

  • 10 June 2021
    Event, Book Festival

    A bounty of book events Thursday 10 June to Sunday 13 June 2021 brought to you by BooksfromScotland and Publishing Scotland. Recordings of all the events will be available from Tuesday 15 June 2021.

  • 11 May 2021
    Event, Trade

    Publishing Scotland members found out more about Nielsen Book Data's publishing services at our Open Book session. Nielsen colleagues Clive Herbert and Chris Pow gave a presentation and took questions.

  • 6 May 2021
    Event, Networking, Trade

    A pitching day for Publishing Scotland member publishers to speak to BBC, STV and independent producers.

  • 15 April 2021
    Event, Conference, Trade, Networking

    This free book sales trends presentation and panel event is for Publishing Scotland (PS) and Booksellers Association (BA) members only.

  • 24 March 2021

    Douglas Stuart, Booker-Prize winning author of Shuggie Bain, in conversation with writer and broadcaster, James Crawford, on his publishing journey from debut writer to internationally-published and award-winning author. You can watch a recording until 1 May 2021.