*+-The South African government has decided to severely restrict purchases of textbooks, undermining a market largely dependent on education sales to the government.
*+-EducaTablet has launched a digital-content ecosystem where Latin American students can access textbooks from major publishers, in Spanish and English, online and off.
*+-Germany’s GRIN, a 14-year-old platform for academic self-publishing, is now offering services to digital-first, trade and international publishers.
*+-The Publishers Forum in Berlin addressed the growing development of digital products like enhanced e-books, digital textbooks, e-book subscriptions.
*+-Demand for UK academic titles is growing and Western bestsellers are hits in the Mid East: just 2 reasons why the UK is the country focus as this week’s ADIBF.
*+-By Dennis Abrams On December 6, Amazon.com signed a deal to acquire over 450 titles of the US children’s trade book business of Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books. Marshall Cavendish is one of the world’s leading educational and consumer publishers and classroom digital solutions providers. It is a list of titles that has been nominated for over 150 industry awards and …
*+-Colombian media reports unhappily that publisher Norma will stop publishing adult fiction, nonfiction and self help to focus on educational publishing.
*+-Ingram’s VitalSource supplies 80,000 digital textbooks in 17 languages to 1.6 million students and faculty at 6,000 campuses in 180 countries.
*+-Is it worth enduring piracy of digital content if it means higher sales overall?
*+-Amazon Kindle launches a textbook rental platform with thousands of titles, cloud storage for notes and highlights.
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