Welcome, Class of 2018/19! (Be prepared to work hard, with laughs along the way…)

This is a lovely time of year when we have two cohorts of students!

We have our current class of 2017/18, who have just completed their dissertation (and no doubt breathed a huge sigh of relief), and our new class of 2018/19, who are about to join us in September!

For our current students – here are some photos to remind you of the good times.

For our incoming students – be prepared to work hard but, as with any good publishing career, be assured that there will also be many laughs along the way!

We hope you all – current and new – enjoy your time with us!

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Degree Show 2015

Last Thursday night was a milestone for students on the MSc Publishing and MSc Magazine Publishing courses: our degree show finally launched!

Just before opening…

Thursday was a special invite-only event for friends, family and industry professionals. After a gruelleing trimester of intense live projects and academic essays, weeks of preparation and crossing the finish line for our outstanding deadlines, we were thrilled to be able to show off all our hard work and discuss the projects in detail.

All four live projects had their own exhibition space, featuring;

A cheery PubInc2015 team with their tutors… cheers!

Publishers Inc 2015 on the big screen and iPads.

buzz magazine showing off some of their gorgeous spreads with plenty of issues of the free Edinburgh lifestyle magazine to take home.

buzz magazine’s airy exhibition left space for visitors to write their thoughts on the magazine

The Adventures of Martin Rattler, showing off their production, editorial and marketing achievements that went into making a stunning new children’s book.

The Rattler team had an immense body of work to show off!

Walking Masterpiece – a  pioneering collaboration with Polygon, the ebook team displayed some beautiful previews of the rich, exclusive content to be found in the upcoming interactive ebook celebrating  the life and work of Norman MacCaig.

A proud #projectmaccaig team could finally show off their talents after weeks of working on this highly secretive project..!

We’re thrilled to have been featured on STV’s Fountainbridge Show and to have received stunning feedback from so many industry professionals. Thank you to everyone who attended on our opening night and we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.

The MSc Publishing and Magazine Publishing degree show can be found in The Glassroom of Edinburgh Napier University’s Merchiston Campus, EH10 5DT. We are part of the Festival of Creative Industries running until 31 May. For more information, please go to http://edinburghnapierdegreeshow.info/

Lecture – Business Models for E-Publishing

We invite you to attend our forthcoming lecture by Professor Dr Christoph Bläsi, Caledonian Research Foundation Visiting Fellow and Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.

When: Wednesday, 11 June 2014 at 17.00, drinks reception from 18.00
Where: The Glassroom, Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh EH10 5DT
RSVP: a.gray@napier.ac.uk Continue reading “Lecture – Business Models for E-Publishing”

Degree Show Success!

Congratulations to all our postgraduate Publishing students on the best Degree Show launch to date!

On Thursday we celebrated the achievements of all our students with a Private View of their work. We were delighted to welcome industry professionals from across Scotland, and even as far afield as Oxford (Mairi Hamilton joined us from Oxford University Press). We were also honoured by VIP guest Rory MacDonald from Runrig!

However, it is fair to say that Aileen Paterson, author of the Morningside Maisie children’s books, stole the show when our students surprised her with a dragon-shaped cake to celebrate Maisie’s 30th birthday!

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Degree Show Madness!

Following all the madness of last week, posters have been printed, presentation slides have been created and converted for the show. However the biggest task in preparing for our degree show last week had to have been our initial set up of our room for the show. This involved a little volunteer work on Wednesday and some very fashionable choices…

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This lovely looking group was joined by a couple of stragglers who you can see throughout the slideshow. Following a later than average start, we had a day full of painting display boards – which turned out to be quite the challenge but fun because we were rewarded with Cake!

But today is finally the day where we will get to show everyone what we have achieved and the magnitude of the projects that we took on this year!

We really do hope that you can come along and visit sometime as the Degree Show is on until June, so loads of time. Our displays will be in The Glassroom in Edinburgh Napier’s Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road near Morningside.

Take a little look at what we have on show, plus there will be some goodies available from both groups’ displays… not that we are trying to bribe you 😉

Best of luck to everyone today!!