‘The world of publishing has evolved one small step and then stopped,’ says a digital entrepreneur, one of three whose Israeli startup is collaborating with the venerable Oxford University Press.
A study in contrasts, Poland’s market is quick to respond to technology even while losing readership. Consultant Marcin Skrabka—who speaks on October 18 as Poland’s visionary in Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: Global Publishing Summit—sees opportunity amid the challenges.
Challenges to the industry in Taiwan are debated, from educational shortcomings to ‘poor adaptation to the digital era among Taiwanese publishers and bookstores.’
A German developer of a multimedia textbook platform will be presenting its work on Frankfurt’s free ‘Wildcard’ stand for October’s trade show.
‘All the key information of the original title but without all the pages’: startup Joosr offers commuters ‘bite-size mobile learning’ in nonfiction.
Russian education publishers are concerned about publisher Prosveshenye, which they say has a monopoly in supplying educational materials to Moscow schools.
With a major Canadian textbook publisher citing a drop from $1 million annually to $100,000, Canada’s review of copyright changes may be welcome next year.
Free distribution of study materials by publishers in Japan is seen as an attempt to influence schools’ choices of textbooks.
Amid reports of serious campus infrastructure challenges, the University of Dar es Salaam is getting a major new library facility with funding and building support from China.
‘Our kids are reading sillier books,’ says an educational leader in Malaysia, where a debate is ongoing about the quality of literature popular with young people.