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At ASEAN Ebook Conference, Education Was Top Priority

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At the 2nd ASEAN Ebook Conference, held in Kuala Lumpur, publishers discussed ways to catalyze the regional ebook industry, particularly in education.

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Are Tablets the Solution for Latin American Education?

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The past few years have seen global surge in tablet adoption schools throughout the world, particularly in Latin America, where digital textbooks are taking hold.

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EducaTablet: Latin America’s New Mobile-centric K-12 Content Platform

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EducaTablet has launched a digital-content ecosystem where Latin American students can access textbooks from major publishers, in Spanish and English, online and off.

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Brazil’s Saraiva Evolving Under New Tech-Minded CEO

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Brazil’s Saraiva has brought in a new tech-savvy CEO who is integrating retail and publishing operations, while exploring options in education and tech.

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One Point on Which Jeff Bezos and Scott Turow Agree

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In the film Out of Print, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and author Scott Turow are often adversaries. But they at least come close to agreement on one point.

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AST/Eskmo Owner Snaps Up Russian Education Publisher Drofa

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More consolidation has hit the Russian book market as Oleg Novikov, the owner of AST and Eksmo, has agreed to purchase Drofa, a leading education publisher.

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How YA Books Engender a True Love of Reading in My Students

Tina Yang

Tina Yang tutors children of non-English speaking immigrants and explains how YA novels, rather than classics, have engendered a deeper appreciation for reading.

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Russia to Launch Digital Libraries, Add Ebooks to Schools

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The Russian government plans to fund 50 all-digital libraries, establish a national ebook library and transition schools to ebooks over the next several years.

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Does Literature Need Warning Labels?

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart is listed among the books students might find "distressing."

The Guardian reports that some students are asking for warnings be included on books that contain potentially disturbing subjects like rape and war.

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Literary Snacks: A Story Vending Machine Hits High School

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Beth Kephart reports on a Philadelphia high school that is launching an innovative student-run publishing program that offers YA stories via a vending machine.

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