Emma Dunn

Emma Dunn, MLitt Publishing Studies 2011-2012

December 2nd, 2011 by Emma_Dunn | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Emma Dunn, MLitt Publishing Studies 2011-2012
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I decided to do a degree in publishing after working at Newcastle¬†city library for a number of years. It is a very overused phrase but I’m going to say it anyway – I love books! I always have done from a young age and can’t imagine a better job than deciding what goes into print. I still get excited by bookshops and feel that even though we are moving into a digital age, physical books are more important than ever in a world overrun by digital devices. I am very interested to see how e-books will change the publishing landscape and think that it is an exciting time to be a new publisher.

I looked at a number of different universities before deciding on the University of Stirling. This one by far had the better programme, fantastic staff and the most beautiful campus. I wanted a postgraduate degree that was specific and vocational and that will hopefully lead directly to a career.

I love children’s books and one of the most exciting aspects of the MLitt Publishing Studies is being able to do the publishing project which involves making a publishing dummy using new, or out of copyright work. This gives you the chance to take something you are interested in and be solely responsible for the design, editing, production, and then the¬† marketing, selling and distribution as though it were a real book. I have enjoyed what we have done so far and I am looking forward to the rest of the year.