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The network for trade,
training and development 

05 December 2021

Advice, support and information

Our members cite the advice and support they get as amongst the main reasons for joining Publishing Scotland.  We are also the main source of public information and the principal body that other organisations consult about publishing in Scotland.

Support and advice for members

Publishing Scotland staff provide advice and support to members on a wide range of matters. Much of this is available on the website with the members-only area hosting presentations from the most recent Conference and events as well as trade information. Of particular interest to members:

  • Members area
  • Events
  • Training
  • Funding

We meet and update members regularly but we can also be contacted by email.


Support and advice for the wider publishing community

The Go-See and Go-Digital Funds are open to the wider publishing community in Scotland to get financial support for first-time book fair attendance or funding for digital training or projects. Our annual conference and most of Publishing Scotland's training courses are also open to non-members.

  • Go-See Fund
  • Go-Digital Fund
  • Training
  • Publishing Scotland Conference


General interest in publishing

Our website has a wealth of practical advice and information about the industry for anyone interested in publishing. Our About Publishing section on the website answers the questions most frequently asked. Due to the rise of self-publishing, queries on 'how do I get a distributor'/'how do I get retailers to stock my book' are starting to overtake 'how do I get my book published?'.  For general information on publishing, see

Consultation on publishing

Publishing Scotland is frequently consulted on publishing and creative industry matters including business and training. Through our staff, members and wider network, we are able to bring a wide range of knowledge, experience, skills and resources to our work with other bodies. See our Communications and Collaborations page for who we work with.