*+-At last week’s London Book Fair, experts from the ed tech publishing community shared key lessons they have learned, including keep it simple and act fast.
*+-Saudi Arabia’s Obeikan is a leader in education publishing, with nearly 3,000 titles, a print operation, as well as 20 bookstores across the country.
*+-UK education startups face the dual challenge of first finding teachers within schools who want their product then hoping the budget exists to adopt it.
*+-UK startup Educake promises an easy-to-use online solution for teachers to set up and grade quizzes and students to provide answers, much of it automated.
*+-HP’s innovations in digital printing allow publishers to reduce costs for printing and inventory management. Find out more on April 13 in London.
*+-The New York Times reports that educational publisher Pearson has been ‘monitoring student media’ to find possible leaks of the company’s tests.
*+-ePubDirect has developed a proprietary digital ebook platform especially for its local primary school, St. Columba’s, in Cork, Ireland.
*+-Amazon has launched a new tool for authors to create and sell digital textbooks. But there are questions about royalty rates on higher priced e-textbooks.
*+-The CEO of Publishing Technology offers his five predictions for academic publishing in 2015, including porous paywalls and the rise of the SAMPC countries.
*+-With Linda Zecher, a former Microsoft executive, at the helm of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher is focused on its core competencies, notably education.