About the Fellowship Programme
Interested in getting involved?
Ten publishers will be taking part in the 2022 Fellowship which
had to be postponed from 2020 (and then 2021) because of the
Covid-19 pandemic. Applications were considered by the Fellowship
Steering Group consisting of publishers, agents, and Publishing
Publishing Scotland's International Fellowship Programme aims to
encourage relationships between the international publishing
community and their Scottish counterparts, and facilitate the
buying and selling of rights.
Part-funded by Creative Scotland the Fellowship
celebrated a successful fifth year in 2019 and has so far brought
together 45 publishers from 17
Normally applications for the current year close in January and
the successful Fellows are notified in early spring. However, due
to the postponement of the 2020 programme (to first 2021 and then
2022) there will be no application process for 2022.
For further information about the Fellowship programme see Fellowship 2020 Summary.
For more information about previous Fellows, see our 2020 Fellowship Brochure (PDF).
New Books Scotland Spring 2021
Spring Reading is our new print catalogue
developed in collaboration with the Booksellers
Association. The print copies were delivered into every
Booksellers Association member bookshop in Scotland. You can
also view the catalogue online or download a PDF version.
Our previous catalogues are still available to download too:
interactive New Books Scotland Autumn 2020 (PDF
available here), New Books Scotland Spring 2020, New Books Scotland Autumn/Winter 2019, New Books Scotland Spring/Summer 2019, New Books Scotland 2018; Autumn/Winter 2017 and Spring/Summer 2017.
About the inaugural programme in 2015
We established a new Publishing Fellowship Programme in 2015.
For the inaugural programme, eight international publishers were
invited to come to Scotland for a week in August to meet Scottish
publishers and agents - and visit the world-class Edinburgh
International Book Festival (see PDF leaflet).
They were chosen by our steering committee based upon their
standing in the publishing community and their previous interest
and links with the industry here.
The Programme took place from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 August
2015, to coincide with the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The eight Fellows visited publishing houses and agents, saw market
presentations, attended match-making events and dinners, and many
more networking opportunities in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the
Highlands over the week. There were opportunities to see a bit of
the country and to spend time at the Edinburgh International Book
Festival (the world's largest book festival) and other festivals in