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. (@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:

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!



Publishing Scotland Conference 2015

LogoOn Tuesday 24 February 2015 some of the MSc Publishing students had the chance to attend the annual Publishing Scotland Conference, held at the COSLA Conference Centre Edinburgh.

The day consisted of presentations from various publishing professionals form all areas of the industry, and many tea breaks that gave everyone, not just students, the chance to network.

Chaired by Jenny Brown, from Jenny Brown Associates, the day began. The first guest speaker was Charlie Redmayne, CEO at HarperCollins UK. Charlie discussed how he came to be CEO of such a prolific publishing house. What was interesting is that he never studied publishing, like many of the speakers who came after him. His speech was very motivating and insightful, his best gem of information being “publishing is fundamentally about great editors working with great writers.” Something many of us in the room could take comfort in hearing.

Taking over from Mr Redmayne, Steve Bohnne, UK Research Director at Nielsen Book Resources, took to the floor. Steve shared with us many facts and figures coming from an analysis of the industry over the past year. The majority of these figures were reassuring and meant only good things can continue to happen within publishing. The main point taken from his speech is the fact that print publishing is not declining despite Continue reading “Publishing Scotland Conference 2015”