Tanzania has banned private companies from publishing textbooks, citing poor quality. Some stakeholders question the government’s ability to oversee textbook production.
In the UK, the PA opens its ‘Textbook Challenge’ to the educational community, while in the States, PRH backs its people’s PEN memberships.
Purchases of close to 200,000 copies of textbooks in some parts of the Moscow school system are deemed incorrectly influenced by municipal recommendations in favor of one publisher.
In its annual review of Germany’s entertainment media sector, PriceWaterhouseCooper predicts stable revenue from the German book market through 2020.
‘To provide students with critical, analytical and logical skills,’ Mozambique’s education minister says that his revamped approach for the country provides a unified catalog of textbooks.
The Kenyan Publishers Association voices its frustration with Nairobi’s book tax, rare in Africa. Those punished by it, they say, are public school students.
Publishers reportedly are concerned by education ministry plans to buy fewer books for schools, expected to result in the lowest levels of such purchases in five years.
In her appraisal of The Philippines’ book industry challenges, Manila-based literary agent Andrea Pasion-Flores talks of the disparities of retail access to books in various parts of the country.
‘It’s where big ideas take off,’ says the Amazon Inspire slogan. Here publishing experts react to this new marketplace for free educational content.
Russian education publishers are concerned about publisher Prosveshenye, which they say has a monopoly in supplying educational materials to Moscow schools.