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Amazon Moves Into Kids Books, Acquires Marshall Cavendish

In Children's by Dennis Abrams

By Dennis Abrams On December 6, Amazon.com signed a deal to acquire over 450 titles of the US children’s trade book business of Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books. Marshall Cavendish is one of the world’s leading educational and consumer publishers and classroom digital solutions providers. It is a list of titles that has been nominated for over 150 industry awards and …

Enhancing E-book Purchases: Consumer Driven Models From the Text Book Industry

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By John Konczal, Global Industry Executive, Sterling Commerce, an IBM Company When the mere act of delivering content digitally isn’t enough, textbook publishers are coming up with new sales models for digital content. Thanks to the emergence of the Kindle and other electronic reading devices, today’s consumer can choose from a multitude of ways to consume content with multiple delivery …

Digitizing Beyond E-books: Optimizing Content Brings New Opportunities says France’s Jouve

In Digital by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Just having e-books won’t cut it anymore. “Many publishers today are still trying to focus on traditional e-books,” said Emmanuel Benoit, Executive VP of Marketing and Corporate Strategy for Jouve. But what is the next step? One of Jouve’s goals for the publishing industry is to help publishers move beyond simply converting their print content into e-books. …

Authoritative, Customizable, Mobile, Digital: Today’s Student’s Demand Flexible, Effective Learning Solutions

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

Editorial by Ron Dunn, President and CEO, Cengage Learning With the proliferation of technology, social media and new work-life demands on students, the higher education learning environment has changed dramatically in recent years. Instructors are often asked to do more with less resources and have little time to search for the best sources of timely, reliable information to enhance their …

Are Digital Learning Solutions Too Convenient for Students?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

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 …