Centenary Edition of JM Barrie’s Peter and Wendy

Final cover for Peter and Wendy
Final cover

This year’s Postgraduate graduation ceremony was particularly exciting for staff and students on MSc Publishing as it also marked the day that copies of Peter and Wendy were distributed to all the students involved in its creation.

Our thanks go to Glasgow printers, Bell and Bain, for printing such a high-quality book and to the Edward Clark Trust for providing the funding. This beautiful new centenary edition of JM Barrie’s well-loved children’s story featuring Peter Pan will now be distributed to children in hospitals across Scotland. Find out more…

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The kelpies have arrived!

They came from a land far-far-away… well actually from Falkirk. Two magnificent 3 metre high Kelpies reared up at Craighouse campus to celebrate our new edition of classic Scottish children’s book, The Kelpie’s Pearls. Written by Mollie Hunter, the novel has been given a fresh lease of life by students on the university’s MSc Publishing course through its Merchiston Publishing imprint.

Hundreds of copies of The Kelpie’s Pearls will now be given free to primary schools in the capital along with teaching materials based on Hunter’s magical tale.

Amanda Fisher, who helped project manage production of the book said: “Promoting literacy and the pleasure of a good read is at the heart of Merchiston Publishing’s remit, and we saw The Kelpie’s Pearls as the perfect book to capture the imaginations of a whole new generation of young Scots.”

Want to see more of the our book launch party.

Turning heads AND pages

Kids and kelpiesTwo giant Kelpies will give a mythical stamp of approval to a student publishing venture today (May 19).

The supernatural water horses reared up at Edinburgh Napier University’s Craighouse campus to help promote a new edition of classic Scottish children’s book, The Kelpie’s Pearls.

Written by Mollie Hunter, the novel has been given a fresh lease of life by students on the university’s MSc Publishing course through its Merchiston Publishing imprint.

View Press Coverage: http://www.thehelix.co.uk/news-and-events/item/turning-heads-and-pages/

Imagined Corners Launch

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”

Thank you!

 

Cover illustration by Cate James

“I wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to receive a copy of The Hound of the Baskervilles for our school library. The students have made a fantastic job of publishing this book.

“I love everything about it from the typography, the layout and the paper to the illustrations and the cover art work – all enhance the book and immediately made me want to start reading it – a testament to the fact that the project was a huge success.”

Wellington School, Ayr

Ed – Thanks for taking the time to contact us. It is great to hear that you like the book so much!