A new reading community site is partnering with Bowker on metadata, while Ingram’s VitalSource announces its new deal with eCampus in digital coursework.
In the latest of its moves amid East-European educational-sector interests, it proposes taking over publishing and distribution assets in Bulgaria.
Private publishers could be shut out of Romania’s schoolbook market in a new law that would name a single textbook publisher for the country.
In a timely partnership for the school year, international publisher McGraw-Hill and ebook-and-print bundler iFlipd pilot a $15-per-week textbook rental.
Russia’s book piracy problem seems to be getting worse: in a new survey, two out of three respondents say they believe downloading pirated content is legal.
Tested by years of economic struggles, Malaysian publisher Arief Hakim watches for signs of benefit in change. It’s been ‘a perfect storm,’ he says.
From Capital FM Business: Nairobi’s Longhorn Publishers is investing in a new strategy to offer digital textbooks and content for e-learning platforms.
From Standard Digital: ‘Piracy discourages authors who want to make a contribution to society,’ says Kenya Publishers Association chief David Waweru.
Tbilisi’s textbook industry is in crisis because of what the International Publishers Association calls Georgia’s ‘self-defeating’ government policy.
As do many parts of the international marketplace, India’s book retail districts like Delhi’s Nai Sarak face growing competition from online retail.