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Our Publications

This website is the main source of information about Publishing Scotland and we constantly update and review it to keep it current. You can download PDF versions of our annual review, anniversary book and current catalogues below.

Annual Report 2020 to 2021

Our most recent report, for 1 December 2020 to 25 November 2021, gives an overview of Publishing Scotland’s work. Download the pdf of the latest annual report.

Year of Stories Spring/Summer 2022 Catalogue

Our Spring/Summer Shaping Scotland’s Stories catalogue is packed full of books that connect to the Visit Scotland Year of Scotland’s Stories themes: Iconic Stories and Storytellers; New Stories; Scotland’s People and Places; Local Tales and Legends; and Inspired by Nature. Print copies will be available in bookshops, libraries and visitor centres across the country. You can view the PDF version here.

You can find out more about our Year of Stories activities here.

New Books Scotland Spring 2022

New Books Scotland Spring 2022 is our latest catalogue of the finest writing and books being produced by Scottish publishers. You can browse the interactive online version here, or download the PDF here.

Our previous catalogues are still available to download too: New Books Scotland Autumn 2021 is available in PDF hereSpring Reading 2021 was developed in collaboration with the Booksellers Association. Print copies were delivered into every Booksellers Association member bookshop in Scotland. You can also view the catalogue online or download a PDF version.

See also: interactive New Books Scotland Autumn 2020 (PDF available here), New Books Scotland Spring 2020New Books Scotland Autumn/Winter 2019New Books Scotland Spring/Summer 2019New Books Scotland 2018Autumn/Winter 2017 and Spring/Summer 2017.

Scotland in London Showcase Magazine 2019

Guests at the Scotland in London Showcase 2019 received a print copy of this specially produced magazine (PDF) to celebrate and highlight the Scottish publishing industry. 

Publishing Scotland International Fellowship Programme

Find out more about our programme and previous Fellows in our Fellowship Brochure (PDF).

Publishing Industry and Training News

Publishing Scotland sends out a monthly newsletter with news from the industry. Our training newsletter contains information about our courses: what’s on, when and availability. During the year we add extra dates and new courses so this is the best way to keep up to date. Our book portal, also has a monthly newsletter.

If you’d like to get the latest news on the publishing industry, training, Scottish books, authors, prizes, acquisitions, projects, events and more, fill in the sign-up form.

Thirtieth Anniversary of the Scottish Publishers Association – A Celebration

The SPA was founded in 1973 and formally launched in 1974. This 2004 book marks the organisation’s thirtieth anniversary in a collection of snapshots, memoirs, biographies, testimonies and anecdotes. The SPA changed its name to Publishing Scotland and became a charity in 2007. Download the PDF of the book.