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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”?

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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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LATin: South America’s Open Education Publishing Project

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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.

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Brazil at the Digital Tipping Point

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In 2012, global ebook retailers descended on Brazil. This year, the big story is about education and the shift to digital books in schools.

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Google Play Store to Rent and Sell Textbooks

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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.

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New BISG Report: More Students Downloading Unauthorized Content

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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.

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Independent African Publishers Go Global Via App Stores

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South Africa’s Snapplify has been working with a variety of small African publishers to distribute their publications globally through branded apps and websites.

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Ingram Expands Vital Source eTextbooks to the Indian Market

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A new joint venture between B.i. Publications in India and Ingram’s digital textbook platform, VitalSource, will expand access to digital textbooks throughout India.

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Are Students Entitled to Forego Buying Textbooks Because of Price?

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A high percentage of college students don’t buy required textbooks because of their high prices. But if you don’t buy the books, why even attend class?

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Digital Textbooks: Publishers and the Unrealized Promise

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Legacy publishers will say they can’t produce high quality digital textbooks affordably, but that’s not the issue. They don’t want to, says competitor Flat World Knowledge.

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