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Ambitious plans for Apple textbook growth

The Bookseller – 2012-01-30

Publishers launching titles on the new Apple interactive textbook platform [part of the iBooks 2...
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E-Textbooks Should Be Free-Textbooks

Slate – 2012-01-24

The rules of the game dictate that any effort to move into America’s large and lucrative education publishing industry must be swaddled in pieties, and the electronic textbook initiative announced by Apple last week was no exception. Apple, which...
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Panarea Digital Debuts Nearpod For Schools

Publishers Weekly – 2012-01-20

Panarea Digital is an e-book, app, and mobile technology developer with a focus on education. The firm has produced interactive e-books for Barnes & Noble and other companies, but Panarea Digital is now focused on Nearpod, a mobile learning platform...
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Quick Look: iBooks Author

Betanews – 2012-01-20

Apple’s iPad has fairly quickly become a great tool for the workplace and in education and the company’s latest bid to revolutionize the market is with ebooks. Ebooks themselves are nothing new, but the existence of touchscreen devices such as...
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Apple reveals education trifecta: iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U

Betanews – 2012-01-19

At a private event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on Thursday, Apple unveiled its multi-pronged approach for cracking the higher education market with iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U. The result is an environment for creating,...
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Apple unveils iBooks Author, a Mac app for easy interactive e-book authoring

GigaOM – 2012-01-19

Apple's Roger Rosner, Apple VP of productivity software, showed off Apple's new iBooks Author on Thursday at Apple's special media event in NYC. iBooks author is a Mac app that provides tools to help anyone publish interactive digital books,...
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Report: Apple's educational announcement will focus on tools for developing digital textbooks

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-01-19

At a Thursday event in New York, Apple will announce a set of tools that make it easier to publish interactive textbooks and other digital educational content, said two people with knowledge of the announcement, who requested anonymity because they...
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Apple Said to Plan Textbook Push to Bolster IPad Use in Schools

BusinessWeek – 2012-01-18

On Thursday, Apple will announce a set of tools that make it easier to publish interactive textbooks and other digital educational content
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Everything you need to know about e-textbooks before Apple gets involved

Betanews – 2012-01-18

Apple is holding an education-themed event this week, and the usual gamut of unnamed sources and rumor-mongers have come to the consensus that the event will focus on Apple's plans to enter the e-textbook business, and possibly unveil a new...
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Apple may debut 'GarageBand for e-books'

CNN – 2012-01-17

A new report from Ars Technica says Apple is about to unveil a set of tools to create interactive e-books.
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Ebooks and apps innovation exciting publishers despite price concerns

Guardian – 2012-01-13

Companies hope quality will be key weapon against wave of 99p competition on ebook and app storesThe evolution of books into interactive, digital products is far from over, according to Henry Volans, head of digital publishing at Faber & Faber....
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Novelties: Online Textbooks Aim to Make Science Leap From the Page

The New York Times – 2011-12-18

An interactive graphic in “Principles of Biology,” an electronic textbook from Nature Publishing, teaches students about the symptoms of a stroke.
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Pearson to sell FTSE stake for £450m

Guardian – 2011-12-12

Financial Times and Penguin owner Pearson to sell 50% stake in FTSE International group in shift from financial dataPearson is to sell its 50% stake in the FTSE International group to the London Stock Exchange for £450m in cash.The company, owner...
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Interactive ebooks take on fiction novels

GigaOM – 2011-12-07

New transmedia publishing company Chafie Creative Group is trying to breathe life into fiction novels with a new iPad app called Immersedition, which will showcase the written word and storytelling while enhancing it with an array of interactive...
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Online-only News Brands Garner More “Buzz” than Print-Affiliated Counterparts

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-02

Online-only news sites received more—and more positive—online “buzz” than their print-affiliated counterparts in 2011, according to a data-mining tool developed by digital marketing agency Zeta Interactive.
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Publishers need advertisers to value their online readership

Guardian – 2011-11-28

The most sophisticated products, the ones able to deliver engagement and value to advertisers, are being ignoredNewspaper publishers need to quickly solve a troublesome equation. As carbon-based readership keeps dwindling, the growing legion of...
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Andrew Rashbass: 'The biggest reason we're successful is that we are lucky'

Guardian – 2011-11-27

Economist's chief executive explains how a mistake transformed his website and why he is relaxed about losing print salesAndrew Rashbass, the chief executive of the Economist group, starts by putting it down to good fortune. That's not the financial...
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Brand-funded game publisher hires head of sales

Media Week – 2011-11-23

We R Interactive, the social games company, has appointed Mark Wilson as head of sales.
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Ring in the holidays with "A Charlie Brown Christmas" for tablets

Betanews – 2011-11-19

Yesterday I coughed up $6.99 for Loud Crow Interactive's digital pop-up remake of the Charles Schultz holiday classic. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is available for Android and iOS from the Amazon, Apple and Google mobile apps stores -- for...
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Associated Press offers new social media guidelines as it seeks a new social media editor

Editors Weblog – 2011-11-04

The Associated Press' rigorous standards regarding social media just got a little bit tougher. Most news organisations who are serious about advancing their digital strategy already encourage their staff to use social media in connection to their...
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