Formerly the Scottish Publishing Association, Publishing Scotland is open to all companies and organisations in Scotland who publish books for sale and associate membership is open to organisations whose aims are compatible with the organisation. The Web site has an impressive list of members with contact details for each, including Web and e-mail addresses.
Amazon> and Amazon UK> are the largest on-line bookstore with a comprehensive search function. Books published in the UK which are "out of print" at Amazon in the US can sometimes be obtained from Amazon UK.
Barbour Books> have books on Scottish authors, artists, famous scots, architecture, landscapes or guide books. And if they don't have it they will endeavour to get it for you.
Barrington Stoke is an independent publisher dedicated to creating books that are commissioned, edited and designed to minimise some of the obstacles that can stop struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers really getting hooked by a book.
Belinus Press> is an independent publisher, with a range of E-Books and Internet sites specialising in mythology, Celtic folklore and fairy tale texts, published on the Internet.
Birlinn> (named after a type of sailing ship used in the Western Isles) specialise in books with a Scottish interest from Scottish publishers and feature books on many aspects of Scottish history, landscape and culture.
Black and White Publishing is based in Leith and publish mainly Scottish fiction and non-fiction, particularly Scottish classics and well known authors like John Buchan and Nigel Tranter. They also publish books on food and drink, sport, humour and more, all with a distinctively Scottish flavour. The site offers secure online ordering and all books are sold online at a 25% discount.
Book Depository is the UK's largest dedicated online bookseller offering the largest range of titles in the world, available for dispatch within 48 hours. Althoughy based in Gloucester in England it has an extensive selection of Scottish books and sells its books all over the world at very keen prices.
Scottish publisher Canongate Press.> have their entire booklist on-line. The company specialises on books on Scottish interests and history.
Carn Productions> based in Coatbridge are producing a series of CD-ROMs on Scottish subjects including "Scotland Interactive" with over 700 quality images and a number of screen savers including "Castles of Scotland" and "Highland Games and Band" plus "Scenes of Scotland". The CD-ROMS can be ordered on-line.
Cawdor Book Services> are experts at book supply to libraries of all kinds concentrating on book sourcing and bibliographic expertise to provide catalogue data and professional library servicing.
Dunedin Multimedia> have CD_ROMS covering the Scottish Wars of Independence, Virtual Castle, the Companion to Scottish History and History of the Highland Clans.
Gaelic Books Council> stocks every Gaelic and Gaelic-related book in print which can be ordered on-line via a secure server link. You can browse their catalogue, get details of new titles or find out more about their book club. Plus book extracts, CDs, tapes and videos.
Benny Gillies Books is a secondhand and Antiquarian Book, Map and Print business specialising purely in Scottish material There is an extensive, searchable online database and purchases can be made by secure
Glowworm Books publish a range of children's books (including the "Maisie" and "Balmaha Bears" series) and provide services to schools, authors and the book trade in general.
House of Lochar are a small Scottish publishing company based in the beautiful island of Colonsay in the Inner Hebrides. They stock and sell on-line hard to find and high quality titles and can supply a printed edition of their current catalogue on request.
Identification Technologies Scotland Ltd is a Scottish based company specialising in coding and labelling equipment. Sole UK distributor for the Rea Germany range of quality ink-jet machinery.
Kettillonia> is a publishing firm based in Fife which publishes rare and neglected poetry and diverse prose, predominantly in Scots. Recent authors are Muriel Stuart, Angus Calder, Ellie McDonald and Ian McDonough. The site contains extracts of some of the works available.
Kingsclear Books is a small independent publishing company based in Sydney Australia which publishes pictorial history books, including "Appin the Story of a Macquarie Town", an overview of the history of the township located between Bulli and Campbelltown near Sydney.
Librario is a small Scottish publishing company which uses the latest technology to publish and sell a wide selection of books both to retail shops and on the Internet for world -wide distribution. Libario represents authors who have a passion for their subject but who otherwise may not have found an audience for their books were it not for the company partnership development programme.
Luath Press is based in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh and publishes a wide range of Scottish-realted books. The series of books on major figures in Scottish history (under the umbrella of "On the Trail of...") are particularly recommended.
Mainstream Publishing was established in 1978 and is still wholly owned by its directors. Mainstream is the largest independent publishing company in Scotland, with particular emphasis on biography, history, art, photography, travel, health and sport. Their author list features many prominent names.
Mercat Press> is the publishing arm of James Thin, it specialises in Scottish-interest non-fiction, particularly historical and literary, and reprints of classic Scottish literature. It also incorporates much of the output of the old Aberdeen University Press, and a number of titles formerly published by the Stationery Office.
Merlin Press> is a small partnership which was set up to satisfy the demand for teaching material designed for the teaching of Scots Language. There is Q&A on Scots language and details of the material available.
skoobe.biz (skoobe is eBooks backwards) is a partnership between Metrix Technology and Argyll Publishing where you can browse, sample excerpts, purchase printed books and instantly download eBooks directly to your computer or handheld device from anywhere in the world. They actively support contemporary works with a Scottish flavour and invite Scottish authors to submit their manuscripts to for consideration for conversion to eBooks.
Stenlake Publishing Web site features approximately 200 Scottish local history titles with cover illustrations and content descriptions. All the books feature quality period photographs.
TannerRitchie is a publisher of rare and out of print historical sources and manuscripts, provided digitally in Adobe Reader (pdf) format on CD-ROM. They specialise in British History, especially Tudor and Stuart England, British Colonial history, Medieval history and Scottish medieval and early modern history.
Tatterdemalion Blue Tatterdemalion Blue is a project founded initially to publish the works of John King and also publish " A publisher of books that paint a picture of the inspirational spiritual journey; revealing the beauty that lies within each one of us and the light that is silently guiding us to our true home."
Tea and Sympathy> has a large selection of new, used, and antiquarian books of many categories, including; Arts and Crafts, Biography, Castles, Clans & Tartans, Family History, Cookery & Spirits, Fiction, Poetry, Humor, Language, Legends & Lore, History, Military, Music and Dance, Religion, and, Travel. They have large selections by Stevenson, Scott, Burns, Buchan, Tranter, and others.
Tuckwell Press is a leading publisher of Scottish history, and also publishes biography, architecture, literary history, ethnology, folklore, garden history, politics.
Waterstone's> are a major UK bookseller with stores in Scotland. Like other UK suppliers, they often have more of the Scottish-related books in stock than some other global bookshops.
West Port Books is one of the largest used/second hand book stores in Edinburgh. They also publish a range of reprints on Edinburgh history, some on CDs. They are situated in central Edinburgh, some 600 metres south of Princes St.
Neil Wilson Publishing is an independent publisher established in 1992 to publish books with a Scottish flavour. The company has books on Outdoor Pursuits, including travel, hillwalking and related subjects, Whisky plus food and cookery, as well as Humour. There are also books on history, biography and Scottish fiction.
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