First children’s book for Merchiston Publishing

MSc Publishing students at Edinburgh Napier University, and Merchiston Publishing – the publishing arm of the Scottish Centre for the Book and Edinburgh Napier University – are excited to bring you a new edition of a Scottish classic, The Kelpie’s Pearls.

Students are involved in all stages of the project from choosing the title and identifying the audience to editing the text, marketing the book, and arranging a launch event. They develop key skills needed to work in publishing as well as finding out which area they want to work in.

The books produced by Merchiston Publishing and Msc Publishing students aim to promote the pleasure of reading and, in particular, to play tribute to Scottish authors by bringing their work to new audiences.

Among the most successful projects produced by students have been The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg or The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan.

2011 will see the publication of The Kelpie’s Pearls, by award-winning Scottish writer Mollie Hunter. We are very excited and proud of this project as it will be Merchiston Publishing’s first children’s book. It will be launched within the next few months and distributed to local schools.

You can keep up to date with our progress and learn more about the book and the launch on our website or by joining our Facebook group.

If you want to support us and fancy a pub quiz with great prizes, see our Facebook page for details!

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