Forgotten Female Writers, 2018

In honour of the centenary of some women getting the vote in the UK, we are proud to reveal some of the new books that we are publishing in 2018.

Mona Caird

Catherine Carswell

Mary Findlater

Violet Jacob

Lorna Moon

Willa Muir

Margaret Oliphant

Felicia Skene

All Scottish, all amazing women, all talented writers. Mostly forgotten.

We are proud to be bringing their work back into the light.

We are also publishing some male writers this year, but we will tell you about them another day…

 

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Projects & Placements, we have the skills you need!

We are now in the third week of the new trimester and things are moving fast!

We have submitted all our book title ideas and are keen to share them with you… soon!

We are also excited to be publishing a full-colour magazine! This will be the all-signing, all-dancing new incarnation of Publishers Inc. The article proposals are undergoing scrutiny as we write and we will be revealing all to you very soon!

But we don’t want to keep you waiting – if you have any relevant placement opportunities, please get in touch NOW.

We are an industry-accredited programme, and we can help you!

 

 

 

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!

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Can You Be a Parent and a Publishing Student?

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That’s lovely, darling. But wouldn’t you rather read a book?

When I applied to do MSc Publishing in June 2016, I had worked in various forms of publishing as a journalist, copywriter and editor, so deciding to study it seemed like the logical next step in my career. However, unlike the average student, I had been out of higher education for seven years and I also had a daughter (the spirited creature here) who had just turned two.

Now that I’m at the end of the second trimester of the course, I have some advice for any parents thinking of making a return to higher education, because I know from when I was researching courses that a lot of the information I read was tailored towards students who didn’t have any dependents.

I was not the first parent to go to university, and I will not be the last. I hope this blog post helps someone thinking of returning to university after a long break, or someone who is thinking of applying for a course for the very first time. Continue reading “Can You Be a Parent and a Publishing Student?”

Choosing A Placement

Applying for a placement is a very important task – for any young person it is vital that they choose something that both strengthens their CV as well as helps them to gain experience in relevant areas; areas which they would like to work in.

I considered all of this as, when investing my time in a placement, it is important that I get experience working with scripts. Therefore I made sure to angle my work in University over the year as well as target my applications to specific placements. For example, my CV is very strong on theatrical experience, from stage management to Dramaturgy, but it is weak on the business side, with most of my experience being administration work. Therefore, when the opportunity to work with Publishing Consultant, Ann Crawford, was offered, I was very excited. I knew this would be a chance to expand my experience in many ways.

Ann has a very well-known and respected reputation in Scotland and when she interviewed me she was not only professional but very kind as well as excited to allow me to gain experience in this area. For someone with Ann’s experience to provide me with such an opportunity is a real confidence booster, and shows other (potential employers) that I am worth taking a risk on. This chance to work with someone with such a wealth of experience is why I felt that working with Ann would be an amazing opportunity for me. While it is early in the process I am very excited to do the work, and get the experience.

For young publishers starting out, it is hard to put into words how much it means when lecturers find us exciting and relevant placements, and the gratitude we feel when experienced professionals put their trust in us.

I am excited to start on my publishing journey – watch this space to see how I get on!

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.

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.

Dr MonikaFoster
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.

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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