The network for trade,
training and development
Publishing Scotland is the trade and network body for the book
publishing industry in Scotland, working to promote and protect the
interests of its members, both nationally and internationally.
Parent company of BookSource.
Available to international publishers for the translation of
books by Scottish writers. Apply by 24 January 2020 for round 2
Apply by Friday 24 January 2020 to be one of Publishing
Scotland's International Publishing Fellows 2020. In 2019 ten
senior publishers from around the world visited Scotland in August
to experience a taste of the Scottish book world.
In 2019 Publishing Scotland celebrates forty-five years of
supporting Scottish publishers.
Our new Autumn/Winter 2019 rights publication is available to download as a PDF.
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, translated by Marilyn
Booth from Arabic and published by our member Sandstone Press, is
the winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019.
Publishing Scotland provides support, training, funding and
advocacy for the book publishing sector in Scotland.
Latest jobs and advice on finding a job in publishing
Apply as soon as possible through Inspired Selection for this position in Glasgow. It is a fixed term contract until March 2021, ideally starting January 2020.
UK-based writers are invited to apply for these summer residencies at Cove Park in Argyll & Bute. At least one residency will be awarded to a literary translator of any language into English, based in Scotland. Apply by midnight on Monday 16 December 2019.
Apply for this fulltime Edinburgh based opportunity by 5pm on Friday 3 January 2020.
Apply for this Edinburgh-based position by 5pm on Friday 17 January 2020.
Apply for this fixed-term position (to 31 March 2022) in Edinburgh by noon on Wednesday 22 January 2020.
Professional writers are invited to apply for a month-long writing retreat in France by noon on Wednesday 29 January 2020.
Here are quick links to the answers to some of the questions we
get asked most frequently
You can research publishers and submit your book for
consideration or you can publish it on your own (see Getting
For small publishers and self-publishers especially with just
one book, doing it yourself is sometimes the only option. Read more
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joining, search for publisher members & network
members & catch up on news.
Robbie is an agent at the Kate Nash Literary Agency. He
also supports publishers and authors.
A round-up of the latest awards, nominations, jobs and other
publisher and network member news.
International publishers are invited to apply for funding
support to translate works by Scottish writers.
Book now for our proofreading, copy-editing and writing digital
content courses in 2020.
International publishers are invited to apply for the
International Fellowship Programme in Scotland in August 2020.
Publishing Scotland's distribution service BookSource is one of the UK's
fastest growing distributors.
Visit BooksfromScotland.com our curated online
showcase of thousands of Scottish books.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Saltire Society
Publisher and Emerging Publisher Awards.
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Publishing Scotland is based at Scott House, 10 South St Andrew
Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AZ. Our training also takes place there.
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