Pandemic-era distance learning has driven up digital course material purchases by students per the Association of American Publishers.
Robert Baensch’s Frankfurt Event Picks: Academic and Education
Publishing consultant Robert Baensch recommends academic publishing events to watch during the 2020 Frankfurter Buchmesse.
US Industry: NPD and StatShot Reports Show Pandemic Summer Progress
In the AAP’s StatShot for June and NPD’s report on the first week of August, US book sales show resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.
AAP Report Finds Students Are Still Spending Less on Course Materials
Amid a boom of options in formats and distribution of course-material options, a third of students’ spending on publishers’ content has evaporated.
Publishers Sign Onto a Coronavirus ‘Education Continuity License’
More than 40 publishers have agreed to CCC’s new license that allows educators to make additional use of copyrighted materials during the coronavirus pandemic.
More Coronavirus Industry Resource Lists: International Home Education
Today’s COVID-19 reference comes from one of the industry’s most internationalized corporations, Copyright Clearance Center: home education.
AAP: US Student Spending on College Materials Down 23 Percent in Fall Semester
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.
Authors Guild Says Cengage Failed to Renegotiate Contracts
The Authors Guild’s new statement sees unsettled business between Cengage Unlimited and authors over the publisher’s new usage-based royalty payments.
Industry Notes: Wattpad Jumps to 80 Million Users, Cengage Sued Again
Wattpad cites a 10-million-person rise in worldwide monthly active users. And Cengage faces another court challenge to its subscription model.
AAP’s Maria Pallante Calls For Industry Input on Trump’s China Tariffs on Books
The Association of American Publishers chief is polling its membership to predict where Donald Trump’s China tariffs on books could do the most damage.