I love all things fashion and beauty, so when the opportunity to spend my placement at Scottish Wedding Directory cropped up, I jumped at the opportunity. While my placement may have involved quite a bit of travel, it was definitely worth it. I spent the first week in the main DC Thomson office in Dundee before heading to Glasgow for my second week to work with the Editor and Online Features Editor.
If you’ve ever been inside the DC Thomson Kingsway office then you know that place is a complete maze, and I definitely got lost on more than one occasion. However, if you look out for the giant Dennis the Menace costume you’ll find the main office for most of the company’s publications. The office has a great atmosphere with so many different types of magazines and newspapers in the one place, from Shout magazine to The People’s Friend. And in one corner you’ll find the Scottish Wedding Directory team.
During my time in Dundee I got to develop my design skills working on fashion spreads and Continue reading “My Placement at Scottish Wedding Directory”
Yesterday we received another visit from our author, Aileen Paterson!
She came in to see how we were getting on and to offer feedback on what we have been working on. We even got to see some of the new illustrations she has done for Maisie and the Night Visitor! All we can say for now is that they look great. Of course, we can’t show you any of them now, but watch this space for more updates from the Maisie team!
That isn’t our only news today… we are proud to announce that Blackwell’s Edinburgh will be exclusively stocking Maisie and the Night Visitor in a limited print run. Until you get your paws on Maisie’s latest book, you can pop into Blackwell’s Edinburgh and pick up some fantastic Maisie merchandise. They have jigsaws, mugs, prints, magnets and really cute Maisie tote bags. Blackwell’s have a long history of stocking the Maisie books and have been incredibly supportive of the project. We are very excited about the opportunity and can’t wait to see our book on the shelves in Blackwell’s.
Next week Maisie and the team are heading to the London Book Fair, so stay tuned for lots more Maisie related news coming soon!
Maisie had an exciting World Book Day last Thursday! She headed over to Blackwell’s in Edinburgh to check out what books she could get with her £1 voucher! If you didn’t know about World Book Day, it is a charity event that happens annually and is sponsored by the National Book Tokens Ltd. The charity allows every child in full-time education in the UK and Ireland to get a book £1 token that they can redeem in local bookstores for a brand new book.
Over 1.2 million children redeemed book tokens last year and this year Maisie was one of them! There were so many books to choose from, Maisie was spoilt for choice! Thanks to the helpful staff at Blackwell’s, Maisie picked her friend Douglas’s book ‘Hello, Hugless Douglas!’ by David Melling. Maisie tweeted all about her fun day over on her twitter page and so did her friends Blackwell’s.
You can still trade your £1 token in at participating bookstores until the 30th of March! For more information about World Book Day check out their website here.