The Kelpie’s Pearls

MSc Publishing students at Edinburgh Napier University, and Merchiston Publishing – the publishing arm of the Scottish Centre for the Book at Edinburgh Napier University – are excited to bring you a new edition of a Scottish classic, The Kelpie’s Pearls.

Students are involved in all stages of the project – from choosing the title and identifying the audience, to editing the text, marketing the book, and arranging a launch event. They develop key skills needed to work in publishing as well as finding out which area they want to work in.

kelpie1The books produced by Merchiston Publishing and MSc Publishing students aim to promote the pleasure of reading and, in particular, to play tribute to Scottish authors by bringing their work to new audiences.

Among the most successful projects produced by students have been The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinnerby James Hogg or The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan.

The Kelpie’s Pearls was written by award-winning Scottish writer Mollie Hunter. We are very excited and proud of this project as it will be Merchiston Publishing’s first children’s book. It was launched at a party at Craighouse Campus and distributed to local schools.

You can learn more about the book’s production, the students involved and the launch on our website or by joining our Facebook group.

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