In this week’s publishing conference at the Sharjah International Book Fair, delegates are welcoming an education ministry commitment to local publishers.
A new Penguin Random House site for educators markets curriculum-relevant titles from both the frontlist and backlist. And two programs are providing tens of thousands of Cengage’s new subscription to students.
Netflix acquires comic book publisher Millarworld. Barnes & Noble Education adds positions in Brazil, France, Mexico with Student Brands.
Publishing Perspectives talks to a publisher, an edtech startup founder, and a teacher—from different parts of Europe—about textbooks, today and tomorrow.
When a California State University-Fullerton professor was “reprimanded” for his refusal to use a $180 textbook, a debate ensued over textbook adoption.
Saudi Arabia’s Obeikan is a leader in education publishing, with nearly 3,000 titles, a print operation, as well as 20 bookstores across the country.
UK startup Educake promises an easy-to-use online solution for teachers to set up and grade quizzes and students to provide answers, much of it automated.
When it comes to Open Access publishing, ‘If you are confused, then you are only beginning to understand the problem,’ says CCC’s Christopher Kenneally.
In Russia, a recent tender for school textbooks was so lopsided, with Prosveshcheniye dominating, that several competitors are already announcing lay offs.
Tuomas Kilpi of Finn Lectura talks about educational publishing in Finland and the transition from print to digital learning environments.
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