About Us

Welcome to the website of Merchiston Publishing,
the in-house publishing imprint based at Edinburgh Napier University.

Merchiston Publishing is the imprint of the Scottish Centre for the Book based at Edinburgh Napier University. The imprint acts as a vehicle for the Centre’s own publications and does not accept unsolicited submissions.

The publications – print, ebook and online – are managed by staff and powered by students on MSc Publishing.

We publish in two areas, find out more by clicking the links below:

1) Scottish Classics

The Scottish Classics series includes three areas of community engagement:

These books are edited, designed, created, published and distributed (donated) to schools, hospitals, prisons and other institutional libraries.

The outreach work being done by the students is an excellent way of showcasing 
their talents as well as bringing Scottish literature to the attention of a whole new generation of readers.
–– Michael Russell MSP, as Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning

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Slideshow: 100 copies of Peter and Wendy to Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) to mark 100th year of book’s publication

The production of many of these titles is supported by charitable trusts and other bodies. Such copies are therefore distributed freely, although a handling charge may apply. To find out more, please email get in touch.


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Slideshow: Treasure Island was launched at a FREE pirate-themed party for children, parents, carers and teachers.

The production of many of these titles is supported by charitable trusts and other bodies. Such copies are therefore distributed freely, although a handling charge may apply. To find out more, please email get in touch.


The Kelpie’s Pearls was launched in the Grand Turmeau Hall, at Edinburgh Napier University with a party!

A family friendly event, there was a variety of activities, including face painting, storytelling and games, as well as refreshments with a keplie theme. As you can see from the photos below, a fantastic time was had by one and all!


2) Books About Books

There are two ongoing series in this area: The Influence of … series highlighting the contribution that key individuals have made to the understanding of publishing, print culture and book history; The Book in … series covering the history of the book in particular European countries or groups of countries.


All our Books

All of our books are edited, designed, printed, published and donated to schools, hospitals and libraries.

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