A study commissioned by Ingram finds that students delay or avoid purchasing expensive textbooks. Education publishers respond with digital textbooks.
In Russia, there is a growing demand for English language learning. Russian publisher Prosveshchenie announces a joint venture with Pearson to supply educational material to the market
In an effort to combat counterfeit print textbooks, distributors partner with publishers on a protocol of inspection and alerts.
When a California State University-Fullerton professor was “reprimanded” for his refusal to use a $180 textbook, a debate ensued over textbook adoption.
Education publishers and edtech startups came together at the BISG Higher Education Conference to discuss the challenges of this changing marketplace.
The New York Times reports that educational publisher Pearson has been ‘monitoring student media’ to find possible leaks of the company’s tests.
Pearson and Bertelsmann are in talks over a potential merger of Random House and Penguin, giving them a combined 25% market share in the US and UK.
54 companies make the annual list of the world’s largest publishing companies by revenue, with Pearson sitting on top with $8.4bn. All together equal $68bn.
It has become a common meme in publishing that in 2-3 years we’ll see one of the US Big Six publishers merge with another. Which will it be?
Starting in 2012 Penguin will publish books based on ‘islands’ from the wildly popular Poptropica game site.
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