Nielsen Seminar comes to Scotland!

Nielsen Book is hosting a Publishing Seminar in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Napier’s Craiglockhart Campus.

Working with Publishing Scotland, MSc Publishing is delighted to host this event and to support our students and publishers by sponsoring free places.

Nielsen is a leading global information & measurement company, providing market research, insights and data about what people watch, listen to & buy. They are an essential part of the publishing industry. www.nielsenbook.co.uk (@nielsenbook)

This is a must attend event for any publisher who wants to learn more about Nielsen’s services and how they can help ensure your books are widely available and easy to discover!

View the agenda here:

http://emarketing.nielsenbook.co.uk/files/amf_nielsen/project_82/Nielsen_PublisherSemiar_ScotlandAgenda_Final_V2.pdf

This is a ‘Free Event’, but you do need to book in advance to reserve your place as space is limited.

A light lunch will be provided for delegates.

We are delighted to host this event – the first of its kind in Scotland!

#NielsenPubSem17

Postgraduate Open Evening, 6 April, from 5.30pm

If you are interested in studying Publishing at Postgraduate level, then come and meet us.

Thursday 6 April, from 5:30–8pm at our Merchiston Campus (EH10 5DT: http://www.napier.ac.uk/about-us/our-location/our-campuses/merchiston)

You will be able to meet academic staff and find more information on course content, module options and opportunities.

Supporting departments will also be on hand to offer guidance on accommodation, fees, etc.

Here is the link to register: http://www.napier.ac.uk/about-us/events/pg-open-evening-6-april-2017

Places on our accredited Publishing programme are competitive and we want ambitious, informed applicants. Come and discover what you need to do to make your application stand out.

Partnership with Blackwell’s Bookshop!

To celebrate Academic Book Week 2017, we have partnered with Blackwell’s Bookshop to blog, tweet and generally make a noise about academic publishing from Edinburgh, Scotland!

Blackwell’s Bookshop on South Bridge is the oldest bookshop in Edinburgh and currently has over 250,000 titles in stock ranging from Scottish Fiction to Medical.

Blackwell’s is already an ally of ours. Jaki (Academic Manager) and Ann (Events & Connect Manager) are frequently on campus, not just selling course books, but actively working with the MSc Publishing programme team to enhance the skills of our Publishing postgrads, and show them what it really means to Publish. A. Book. That. Will. Sell!

So, all this week we will be shouting about the great academic books published and sold here in Scotland including, of course, our own recent publication: Innovations in Learning and Teaching, edited by Christine Penman and Dr Monika Foster, and now on sale in – you guessed it – Blackwell’s, Edinburgh!

Find out more about Innovations in Learning and Teaching

Find out more about Academic Book Week: https://acbookweek.com/

Discover Blackwell’s Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YS

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Innovations in Learning & Teaching – Behind the Scenes

innovationsbook-6Innovations in Learning and Teaching
Edited by Christine Penman and Dr Monika Foster

A pedagogic research publication showing new teaching approaches in higher education. This collection of chapters gives voice to academics from different disciplines across Edinburgh Napier University who have all embarked on a quest to question, challenge, and rethink existing practices. With a focus on student experience, this book tests alternative methods, the recombination of parameters, and the re-organisation of learning environments and curriculum design.


ISBN: 978-0-9576882-8-5
£9.99
Now available from Blackwell’s Bookshop, Edinburgh, or via our online shop


We’d like to introduce you to our senior editors:  Christine Penman and Monika Foster.

Christine Penman
Christine Penman

Christine Penman: Senior Lecturer, Languages Subject Group Leader.
To learn more about Christine Penman, see her staff profile at Edinburgh Napier University’s webpage.

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Dr Monika Foster

Dr Monika Foster: Associate Professor and Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy. To learn more about Dr Monika Foster, see her staff profile at Edinburgh Napier University’s webpage.


Head here to Meet the Contributors…


Monika Foster, Julia Fotheringham, Avril Gray, Kathryn James, Isla Kapasi, Iain Macdonald, Kirsten MacLeod, Myrna MacLeod, Jennifer Murray, Laurence Patterson, Christine Penman, Stephen Robertson, Sarah Sholl, Mabel Victoria, Keith Walker, Brian Webster-Henderson, Richard Whitecross, Rachel Younger

Meet our Publications team:
MSc Publishing students working in our Publishing Lab.
MSc Publishing students working in our Publishing Lab.

Rachel AitkenLaura Borrelli
Justine BottlesJulia Crawford
Michelle DaltonAdam Harris
Kirsty HunterNate A Kunitskaya
Lisa MacKenzieJason O’Neill
Romi Rellum

Head here to Meet our Event/Launch Team…
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Some of the MSc Publishing students in charge of the book launch.

View the Launch Photos

Follow Innovations in Learning and Teaching on Twitter and like us on Facebook

To find out more about the publication of Innovations in Learning and Teaching – or any of our publications – email the Publishing Programme Leader: a.gray@napier.ac.uk

Arusa wins Postgraduate Publisher of the Year!

arusa-qureshi-2Arusa Qureshi has won Postgraduate Publisher of the Year at the recent Scottish Magazine Awards.

Run by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA), the Scottish Magazine Awards is the premier celebration of the talent within Scotland’s vibrant magazine media sector.

PPA Scotland Business Manager, Nikki Simpson, said: “This Award recognises the close ties developed with Edinburgh Napier University, the first UK university to achieve PPA accreditation for a Publishing course.”

The judges said they “expect great things from Arusa and can’t wait to see where the magazine world leads her – and where she leads it!”

Arusa received a Carnegie Cameron Bursary in 2015–16 to complete our MSc Magazine Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University.

Arusa graduated in October 2016 and is already working at The List magazine in Edinburgh.

We are also proud of the other three 2016 Publishing graduates who were shortlisted for the Award: Scott Park (working at Shout Magazine, DC Thomson), Fiona Goodbody (working at Sustrans) and Caoilfhionn Maguire (now working at House of Coco Magazine, and freelance travel writer).

All winners here: http://www.ppa.co.uk/events/scottishmagazineawards2016/winners/

On winning the award Arusa said: “I was thrilled and incredibly grateful to have won the Postgraduate of the Year Award. Being shortlisted alongside such talented people in the industry was a real honour and for that, I owe great thanks to PPA Scotland, the judges and my tutors. I hope that I’ll be able to contribute positively to the magazine publishing industry in the future.”
    – Arusa Qureshi, Postgraduate Publisher of the Year, 2016

Huge congratulations, Arusa!

Leah wins Emerging Publisher of the Year Award!

leah_pictureLeah McDowell has won the Saltire Emerging Publisher of the Year Award!

The award is organised by the Saltire Society, which supports the arts and cultural heritage of Scotland. The Awards are heralded as Scotland’s foremost literary awards.

Leah is a graduate of MSc Publishing and joined Floris Books immediately after graduating, where she is now Design and Production Manager. Floris Books won the Saltire Publisher of the Year Award!
http://www.florisbooks.co.uk/index.php

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