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Educating Amazon: Brazil Gov’t Seeks Suitors for School Ebooks

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Contrary to many recent press reports Amazon does not have an exclusive deal to distribute digital books to the lucrative Brazilian education market.

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Analytics, Sampling Behind VitalSource’s CourseSmart Buy

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Primary to VitalSource’s acquisition of CourseSmart were the company’s superior analytics and sampling technology, says COO Kent Freeman.

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Can Textbook Nationalization Curb “Profiteering Publishers”?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

Hungary nationalized primary school textbook production to thwart what are viewed as ‘profiteering publishers’; Poland and South Africa are considering similar changes.

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LATin: South America’s Open Education Publishing Project

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Can open source textbooks help students to forgo photocopies in favor of required texts in Latin America? The bold open source LATin project aims to find out.

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Romania’s ReadForward Angles to Be “Facebook for Education”

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Bucharest-based developer Read Forward has produced original ebooks, luxury digital editions of classics and is now moving into education, with fully interactive HTML5 textbooks.

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Brazil at the Digital Tipping Point

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In 2012, global ebook retailers descended on Brazil. This year, the big story is about education and the shift to digital books in schools.

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Denmark’s Schilling Maps the Future of Education Publishing

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Danish publishing consultancy and software solutions provider Schilling’s new White Paper distills the challenges and potential solutions for educational publishers today.

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Reinventing Wiley

Stephen Smith is CEO and president of Wiley

Wiley CEO Stephen Smith says that over 50% of the company’s revenue comes from digital content and services. Prior to his appearance in Frankfurt, Smith discusses the company’s reinvention.

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How Common Core Education Accelerates Publishing Innovation

Roy Kaufman of CCC will be speaking on the Publishing Perspectives stage in Frankfurt this year.

K-12 common core standards for US education are likely to create opportunities and increase demand for high quality nonfiction material, writes Roy Kaufman of CCC.

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Do American Universities Favor “Beach Reads” Overs Classics?

Poor Shakespeare, who is apparently too "inaccessible" to the modern American college student.

A new study from the National Association of Scholars shows US colleges increasingly view anything published before 1990 as ‘inaccessible’ for students.

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