Other Posts Tagged Amazon

Large Print: First Frontier for Publishers?

Current student, Sean Betts, tells Blurbify about his discovery that large print editions seem, in some cases, to come off the press at a faster rate than the standard print counterpart. I was very much surprised when I received the phone call from my local bookshop to tell me that the book that I had




Bookbub – the Groupon of the ebook world?

MA Publishing student, Imogen Dickens, explores Bookbub – a ‘Groupon-esque’ scheme for discovering e-books in this week’s newsflash. In 2010, Groupon took the country by storm by offering cheap deals on anything from spa days to a meal in a restaurant. Like other consumers, I love a bargain. You log on, choose your deal, print




Novelist Ed Park Leaves Amazon for Penguin

MA Publishing student, Gabrielle Haigh, takes on the task of this week’s newsflash and considers the implications of Ed Park’s departure from Amazon for Penguin as reported by the New York Times. In what appears to have been a bid to gain some literary prestige, Amazon US hired novelist, Ed Park, as a senior editor in




Amazon’s Kindle Scout: What’s The Catch?

This week’s newsflash sees MA Publishing student, Georgina Garrity, take a look at Amazon’s latest enterprise – Kindle Scout. Last week saw the release of Amazon’s Kindle Scout, a new publishing programme that hands readers the “power” to determine whether a book should be published or not. Aspiring authors can now submit their unpublished novels




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,




Amazon: There is only one certainty.

Is Amazon becoming too influential? Jamie Davidson, graduate of the MA Publishing course considers the impact of Amazon on publishing and their recent fallout with Hachette Whatever one’s opinion, there is one truth that no one in trade publishing can deny: Amazon is too important to be ignored. Amazon is the biggest retailer and remains the