Charting a five-year downturn in US college students’ spending on course materials, the Association of American Publishers cites a drop in the 2019 fall term.
Two studies from campus research programs indicate that ‘students are taking full advantage of the new, cost-effective options’ from publishers.
A reluctant industry? At Publishers’ Forum in Berlin, a first day of sessions has exposed what some see to be a surprisingly entrenched reluctance to embrace data’s centricity in a new and critical relationship with consumers.
More platform-based, less book-based’ is where Cengage Learning finds its future. And this CEO in educational publishing speaks on April 28 to Berlin’s Publishers’ Forum with real insight into his trade colleagues’ challenges: ‘A novel is a novel is a novel.’
By Edward Nawotka The great thing about students is they pay tens of thousands of dollars per year to — essentially — do little more than read and talk about what they are reading. How much of that translates into traditional book reading these days is up for debate. As today’s lead editorial discusses, education publishers are striving to deliver …