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05 December 2021

Communication and collaboration

Publishing Scotland constantly builds on its existing contacts as well as developing new ones as part of its work to support a thriving publishing environment in Scotland. We take part in all the relevant culture (especially literature), trade and skills forums as well as collaborating and liaising with relevant public and commercial bodies on projects and events. The Edinburgh International Book Festival, Creative Skillset and the National Economic Forum are just a few of those we work with.

We share information and ideas through our website, annual conference and other events, public training courses, newsletters and social networking.


There are obvious and essential links with the literature section in Scotland. At Publishing Scotland, we see our work as complementary to the work on literacy, writer support, literature promotion, and outreach undertaken by other bodies (some of whom are also our members). They include:


Skills and training

Publishing is a creative industry and like others in the sector is going through rapid changes in terms of reading habits, formats, and technological change. We work with all the leading bodies to ensure that those based in Scotland have access to the training they need and want. We have strong links with the following bodies (some of whom are also Publishing Scotland members):



Whether the focus is domestic or international, Publishing Scotland works with others to assist publishers in reaching their readers:


Connect with Publishing Scotland

  • Scottish Publishing Industry newsletter. A monthly round-up of general interest about publishing in Scotland including publisher and book news, jobs, book festivals, book awards. Sign up to receive the Scottish Publishing Industry newsletter.
  • newsletter. This monthly newsletter highlights books, authors and publishers with a Scottish connection. Sign up to receive the newsletter
  • Training newsletter. The latest information on Publishing Scotland's courses including discounts and special offers. Sign up to receive the Publishing Scotland Training newsletter
  • Follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube.
  • See our photo archive on Flickr. As well as pictures from the latest events like our Conference or book fairs, the Publishing Scotland Photostream has a good selection of images stretching back over the decades.