A government-sponsored program in Poland is bringing digital textbooks to primary, middle and high schools across 14 subjects of the national curriculum.
Illustrated books and textbooks, far more than novels, require more effort produce and updated digital tools are necessary to make that process easier.
HP’s innovations in digital printing allow publishers to reduce costs for printing and inventory management. Find out more on April 13 in London.
Amazon has launched a new tool for authors to create and sell digital textbooks. But there are questions about royalty rates on higher priced e-textbooks.
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.
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.