Finding itself among a handful of European Union nations still with a state-controlled textbook market, Slovakia, says parliament member Branislav Gröhling, must change.
New reporting in the Russian news media say that the educational sector’s large runs and distribution to the provinces help make textbooks attractive to organized crime.
Promising as much as 70-percent savings over ‘the costs of traditional bound print textbooks,’ McGraw-Hill Education is teaming with Barnes & Noble Education. MBS Textbook Exchange and Chegg on an ebook and textbook rental program.
Russian publisher Prosveshchenie accuses Ventana-Graf of wrongfully using its logo on thousands of textbooks—and that those books are therefore ‘counterfeit.’
Private publishers could be shut out of Romania’s schoolbook market in a new law that would name a single textbook publisher for the country.
In a timely partnership for the school year, international publisher McGraw-Hill and ebook-and-print bundler iFlipd pilot a $15-per-week textbook rental.
From Standard Digital: ‘Piracy discourages authors who want to make a contribution to society,’ says Kenya Publishers Association chief David Waweru.
As do many parts of the international marketplace, India’s book retail districts like Delhi’s Nai Sarak face growing competition from online retail.
In an effort to combat counterfeit print textbooks, distributors partner with publishers on a protocol of inspection and alerts.
Tanzania has banned private companies from publishing textbooks, citing poor quality. Some stakeholders question the government’s ability to oversee textbook production.