Established in 2012 as a division of Discovery Books Ltd, Fiction Express for Schools is an innovative and unique platform for publishing fiction, allowing readers to determine the course of the plot. The ebooks are published in weekly episodes each Friday. Each episode ends with a cliffhanger, and readers are given voting options to decide where the plot should go next. Pupils vote online by 3 pm the following Tuesday. The option with the most votes is then passed to the author who writes the next episode, live and in real time, for Friday publication.
Ludlow Junior School is a medium-sized school with an above-average proportion of disadvantaged pupils. Focused on raising literacy levels, staff introduced various strategies including TA-led intervention groups and restructuring the library to introduce Accelerated Reader. However, the resource that generates the most excitement in the classroom, and which all the pupils want to talk about, is ebook website Fiction Express.