MSc Publishing – Industry Accredited Postgraduate Degree

Postgraduate Publishing studies at Edinburgh Napier University. INDUSTRY APPROVED Publishing courses. (Classes are online and on campus. Visit for up-to-date information.)

Academic & Professional Links & Industry Connections

Honorary Graduate, J.K. Rowling 2000
Honorary Graduate, J.K. Rowling 2000

We have numerous links to industry bodies, authors, literary festivals, etc. In our 50-year history of excellence in Publishing education, we’ve achieved too many connections to list here. Two highlights are:

Edinburgh Napier University is Academic Partner to the International Magazine Centre.

In 2000, the University was among the first to award J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter books) with an honorary degree:

Other useful links follow (our students have secured placements with some of these organisations as well as others – for a more detailed list of Publishing placement opportunities, please click here).

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers

Association for Publishing Education

The Association of Scottish Literary Agents

An information site and daily news service for the book industry

Booktrust is an independent UK-wide charity dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to enjoy books

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)
The Copyright Licensing Agency works on behalf of authors and publishers, licensing users to copy extracts from books, journals and periodicals and collecting fees for copyright holders

Edinburgh City of Print
Edinburgh is a city built on the production of books. Until the mid-1960s, Edinburgh was the major centre outside London for printing and publishing in the UK.

Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature
Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, pioneer in an international network of UNESCO Creative Cities. MSc Publishing students are closely involved in a number of the City of Literature projects, as well as having the opportunity to undertake a work placement.*

The Edinburgh International Book Festival, the largest and most dynamic literary festival in the world.*

Galley Club
Events and networking for those involved in publishing and book production

Inside Book Publishing
A guide to relevant resources and a blog about book publishing

Independent Publishers Guild

The London Book Fair

Facts and opinions about magazine publishing

The National Library of Scotland
The world’s leading centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. A major European research library, it has collections of world-class importance *

The National Literacy Trust (NLT)
The NLT is a charity set up in 1993 to work in partnership with others to enhance literacy standards in the UK through reading promotions

Publishers Association
The UK trade organization for book, journal and electronic publishers

PPA Scotland
The Professional Publishers Association Scotland (PPA Scotland) represents the magazine industry in Scotland, ranging from consumer magazine publishers to business-to-business data and information providers, customer magazine publishers and smaller independent companies *

Publishing Scotland
Publishing Scotland is the network body for the book publishing industry in Scotland *

Publishing Skills Council
The body responsible for driving forward the skills agenda in publishing

The Scottish Archive of Print & Publishing History Records

Scottish Book Trust
Based in Edinburgh, this is the agency for the promotion of reading, writing and literature in Scotland *

Scottish Poetry Library
The Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, is the place for poetry in Scotland, for the regular reader, the serious student or the casual browser *

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Halfway along Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile, the Centre includes the historic John Knox House, 99-seat Netherbow Theatre and the George Mackay Brown Library, and is the headquarters of the Scottish Storytelling Network

Society of Authors
To protect the rights and further the interests of authors

The Scottish Printing Archival Trust was founded in 1988 with the aims of recording information, instituting research and acquiring material relating to the technological, social, educational and historical development of Scottish printing. SPRAT provides a global network for those interested in the history of the book

The Society of Young Publishers has groups in London, Oxford and Edinburgh

The Writers Museum
Located on the Royal Mile, just down from Edinburgh Castle, the Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson

One thought on “Academic & Professional Links & Industry Connections

  1. We are MSc Publishing students at Edinburgh Napier University. As part of the MSc Publishing programme for 2009/2010, we are publishing Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s best-loved novel, Sunset Song, as both a free paperback book and, for the first time in the UK, a free eBook. Find out more at:

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