Once again, third-year Publishing students and Merchiston Publishing have undertaken the task of re-releasing a classic novel – this time it’s Willa Muir’s Imagined Corners.
Information on the author, the novel, and the project itself can be found on the student-run blog, available here.
What we’d like is for those of you who are interested to vote on the cover image. Have a look at these covers… Continue reading “Imagined Corners Launch”
Students were captivated by the Guest Lecture given by Alison Baverstock yesterday.
Many of you will already have seen this, but just in case… here’s a fascinating glimpse into the sort of development Penguin is undertaking to exploit the capabilities of the new Apple iPad.
MSc Publishing staff with friends Jim MacNeilage (Copyright Licencing Agency) and Kathy Crawford (PPA Scotland) at yesterday’s sold-out Publishing Scotland’s annual conference at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.
Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs, Scottish Government, delivered the keynote speech. The day-long programme included topical issues affecting the industry today, as well as areas that may impact on publishing in the coming years.
As part of SCOB, Edinburgh Napier University, we were pleased to sponsor the lunch and, as you can see below, the drinks event afterwards was equally enjoyable! As a network member of Publishing Scotland, we are closely engaged with Scotland’s foremost trade association, representing over 80 publishing companies.
It was good to catch up with friends, industry contacts and alumni – our students have a fantastic rate of employment in Scottish publishing, even during this time of recession! In fact, three out of the last four jobs advertised by Edinburgh University Press have been secured by our Publishing students!
A large part of this is due to the Placement module (trimester 2). So as well as catching up with all the major issues affecting the industry, we were also glad to hear glowing reports from our host companies – and, of course, to use the opportunity and our contacts to arrange placements for our current students!
Thanks to Marion (CE of Publishing Scotland and formerly a lecturer on our Publishing programme) and all the team for a really informative and enjoyable day!
Over the past few days the Publishing students and lecturers have been on a retreat to The Burn, a country house set in the spectacular Scottish Highlands. Here are some photos from our fantastic time there…
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