Newsflash

The weekly newsflash is delivered in class by one student to their peers.

A new era for the 2014 Man Booker Prize?

This week’s newsflash comes from Stationers’ Scholar, Lucy Roberson. Here, she looks at the recent news item which saw the Man Booker Prize widen its eligibility criteria. The winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced on Tuesday 14th October as Richard Flanagan for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North, published




Finnland.Cool. at the Frankfurt Book Fair

‘Finnland.Cool.’ or ‘I never read so many names and words with an umlaut!’ Current student, Nora Henneberg-Sprekeler provides a review of how Finland performed at the Frankfurt Book Fair as the Guest of Honour. I was at the Frankfurt Book Fair – virtually, at least, thanks to social media. I followed Twitter streams and Facebook




Kindle Unlimited: a shaky start for the Netflix of literature

In the second newsflash of the semester, new student Harry Dell looks at the launch of Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited service. Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited got itself into trouble recently after including titles in its Kindle Unlimited against publishers’ wishes. Several publishers found that their requests not to be involved in the service’s launch were ignored,




Print sales are recovering due to a surge in global children’s sales

Recently, The Bookseller reported that print sales are recovering. Here, Course Leader Dr Leah Tether gives her opinion on this, and how it affects the MA Publishing students as our first ‘newsflash’ of the year. Each week, the MA Publishing selects a student to deliver and comment on a short newsflash based on a recent