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18 September 2021

Membership

Publishing Scotland is a membership organisation that supports and encourages its members through the services, benefits and opportunities it provides.

There are two categories of membership - publisher and network

Publisher membership joining criteria

Current publisher members include trade, academic, educational, and specialist publishers as well as the publishing arms of organisations. We welcome publishers who are set up as a business endeavour with a planned publishing programme in place.

  1. Publisher membership is open to all print and digital publishers of books based in Scotland or who publish predominantly Scottish material.
  2. Publishers must have produced at least 2 publications of a professional standard and which are not 'self-published' and have a planned publishing programme in place with an intent to continue producing content.
  3. Publishers must have a sales and marketing plan, a business plan, understand and work within copyright law and sign up to Publishing Scotland's Code of Practice when working with authors. The Code of Practice will be sent if your application is successful.
  4. Online or electronic publishers should be producing high standards of online publishing and be in business for at least one year. They must also have an online distribution channel market such content commercially through advertising, subscription sales, or both and be able to demonstrate knowledge of, and commitment to, copyright law.

Publisher members may elect five representatives to the board of Publishing Scotland.

Benefits of joining as a publisher member

Members benefit from a wide range of services and opportunities including participating in book fairs, trade support, discounted training and regular industry news updates. For more on publisher membership benefits, see Membership Benefits PDF

Subscriptions

Membership subscription are payable annually and according to company turnover.

Apply for to join here.


Network membership joining criteria

Current network members include illustrators, designers, literary agents, editors, organisations (including the Society of Authors in Scotland), printers and universities.

Applicants should be based or working in Scotland and have training and expertise if offering services (references will be sought).

Network members may elect two representatives to the Board of Publishing Scotland.

Subscription fees are payable annually and are based on turnover.

Benefits of joining as a network member

Members benefit from a wide range of services and opportunities including a listing and showcase on the Publishing Scotland website, discounted training and regular industry news updates. For more on network membership benefits, see Membership Benefits PDF.

Subscriptions

Membership fees are payable annually and are based on turnover.

Apply for to join here.