Two UK rights experts argue that physical book piracy is often due to lack of availability — so, the more content that can be licensed the better.
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In Russia, a recent tender for school textbooks was so lopsided, with Prosveshcheniye dominating, that several competitors are already announcing lay offs.
Post-Taliban, a nascent publishing industry has emerged in Afghanistan, with hundreds of titles being published in Dari, Pashto, Uzbek and English.
The South African government has decided to severely restrict purchases of textbooks, undermining a market largely dependent on education sales to the government.
Primary to VitalSource’s acquisition of CourseSmart were the company’s superior analytics and sampling technology, says COO Kent Freeman.
Hungary nationalized primary school textbook production to thwart what are viewed as ‘profiteering publishers'; Poland and South Africa are considering similar changes.
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.
In 2012, global ebook retailers descended on Brazil. This year, the big story is about education and the shift to digital books in schools.
Google is getting into the textbook business by selling and renting materials from the top five education publishers in the US. The new service will launch August 8.
A new report from BISG highlights student’s increasing efforts to find alternatives to traditional texts, as well as faculty concerns over costs and value.