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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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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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Kotobee: Developing Interactive Textbooks in Egypt

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Cairo-based Kotobee, sister company to BookBake, has launched a new tool for developing interactive textbooks in the Arab world.

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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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