Postgraduate Publishing studies at Edinburgh Napier University. INDUSTRY APPROVED Publishing courses (accredited by the Professional Publishers Association and Creative Skillset). MSc Publishing was the first Publishing programme in the UK to be approved by the Professional Publishers Association. It is one of only two UK courses to be accredited by Creative Skillset. MSc Magazine Publishing is the only course of its kind in Scotland.
Avril Gray, Programme Leader for Postgraduate Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University, said: “The new book will be delivered to children’s hospitals across the UK to bring the magic of Peter Pan to children at a time when they often feel sad or afraid.
“It’s a beautiful edition of a well-loved children’s classic and this donation of 100 copies is a very fitting finale to the celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Peter and Wendy first being published.”
Janice MacKenzie, Chief Nurse, Royal Hospital for Sick Children said: “We are delighted to be the first hospital to benefit from this lovely gift.
“The excitement of Peter and Wendy, pirates and fairies is sure to produce smiles across the hospital, particularly at this time of year when being in hospital is even harder to bear.”
The centenary edition of Peter and Wendy has been published by Merchiston Publishing – the imprint of the Scottish Centre for the Book based at Edinburgh Napier University.
The University now offers two masters in publishing – MSc Magazine Publishing and MSc Publishing. This year MSc Publishing became the first and only publishing course in the UK to be accredited by the Periodicals Training Council.
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…
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.”
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.
“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!