You may have wondered who created this edition of Travel Light. The answer is simple – it is the product of a team of postgraduate students who wanted to bring an undiscovered classic back to life. The project was carried out by the staff and students of MSc Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University in collaboration with the Scottish Centre for the Book (SCOB).
Over the course of the year-long Masters programme the students learned all about the publishing industry, and even had a taste of what it is like to work in this creative and exciting environment. They developed design skills and examined individual companies and their operations to give them a better understanding of the marketplace. For their live book project, the students were given the challenge of re-launching an existing title. The book children will hold in their hands is the end product of that journey.
Travel Light is a wonderful, exciting book. We hope that you will read and re-read it, passing it on to friends with the same sense of excitement. It was unanimously chosen from a shortlist of books. Everyone felt that this book could be as popular as titles such as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. The students also wanted to bring a talented Scottish author to the attention of new generations of Scottish readers.