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Hindustan Times – 2012-02-25

Mumbai University students could lease books for various terms at 20 per cent of their actual cost, service to be set up next academic year
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Why e-Textbooks Could Cost Students

Will Apple's recent attempt to break into the textbook market, and other rapidly evolving e-book distribution models, help to moderate soaring textbook prices? From what I've seen so far, it could do... | PC World – 2012-01-28

E-Textbooks Should Be Free-Textbooks

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... | Slate – 2012-01-24

iBooks 2: Reinventing Textbooks Or Lulu on Steroids?

While the launch of Apple’s iBooks 2, its new multimedia textbook format, and iBooks Author, the free authoring tool Apple has produced to create them, may indeed “reinvent the textbook,” there... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-01-20

Why textbooks of the future are not books

Apple's e-textbook tools and platform announcement wasn't a huge surprise. But what's become more clear after hearing Apple's pitch, which is aimed at K-12 school teachers, school districts,... | GigaOM – 2012-01-20

Report: Apple's educational announcement will focus on tools for developing digital textbooks

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... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-01-19

Everything you need to know about e-textbooks before Apple gets involved

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... | Betanews – 2012-01-18

Novelties: Online Textbooks Aim to Make Science Leap From the Page

An interactive graphic in “Principles of Biology,” an electronic textbook from Nature Publishing, teaches students about the symptoms of a stroke. | The New York Times – 2011-12-18

College kids hate textbooks. Can e-books really help?

It's no secret that most college students aren't crazy about textbooks. But will moving required reading materials to an e-book format really change all that? Recent market research indicates that it... | GigaOM – 2011-07-28

Amazon to rent e-reader textbooks at big discount

Students can get e-books for the Kindle for as much as 80% off the purchase price | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-07-19

E-textbooks are destroying the old publishing business model

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The business model behind textbooks is completely out of step with what the market today wants, according to the head of Nature Publishing's digital textbook initiatives. | Betanews – 2011-07-15

South Korea to replace textbooks with digital by 2015

Written By: Michael Fitzpatrick Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 14:48 South Korea, the world’s most wired nation, has announced it expects to replace all paper text books with electronic... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-04

Inkling Publishes Textbooks for iPads

With his San Francisco startup, Matt MacInnis is making textbooks iPad-friendly—and teaching them tricks that can't be done in print | BusinessWeek – 2011-06-10

E-Textbooks Transforming Publishing Industry

Many students and educators are going digital and dumping traditional school and university textbooks. | The Epoch Times – 2010-03-17

Muslim group calls textbooks discriminatory

Reuters - Muslim activists launched a campaign on Wednesday against a series of educational books that they say promote anti-Islamic sentiment among U.S. school children. | Reuters – 2010-03-17

Textbooks That Professors Can Rewrite Digitally

Macmillan is introducing software that will allow college instructors to edit digital editions of textbooks without consulting the original authors or publisher. | New York Times – 2010-02-22

Flat World Knowledge, Publisher of Open Source Textbooks, Comments on Nomination of Arne Duncan to Secretary of ...

Flat World Knowledge , a publisher of open-source college textbooks, today commented on President-elect Barack Obama's nomination Tuesday of Arne Duncan for Secretary of Education. | PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-12-18

Most Textbooks Should Just Stay On the Shelf

Most people think textbooks are important. Schools that don't have all of theirs might find themselves accused of dereliction of duty. The Washington Post, for instance, was aghast last year that... | Washington Post – 2008-12-15

Massachusetts company specializes in Mandarin textbooks

Aptius Education, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, has struck a partnership with a Beijing university publisher to distribute Mandarin textbooks and educational materials to colleges in the United... | International Herald Tribune – 2008-11-25

Flat World Knowledge, Publisher of Open Source Textbooks, Secures $700,000 in Funding

Flat World Knowledge, a publisher of open-source college textbooks, today announced the completion of a $700,000 funding round, bringing total funding to date to $1.4 million. The new funding was... | PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-10-21

S Korean Govt to Remove Leftist Content From School Textbooks

SEOUL, Sept 22 Asia Pulse - South Korea's government and ruling party are planning to carry out a sweeping revision of middle and high school textbooks this year to rid them of left-leaning content,... | Yahoo! Asia News – 2008-09-22

Interest in E-Textbooks at the College Level Accelerates, Says Simba Information's "College Publishing Market Forecast ...

Although new and used textbooks dominate the higher education instructional materials scene, the rising trend is in multimedia tools -- particularly for homework assistance and assessment, according... | Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-08-21

E-textbooks beyond Apple’s iBooks

Apple’s iBooks got a lot of attention, but there are several other alternatives in the e-textbook space that show promise. For example, the Nature Publishing Group recently launched a new text... | The Washington Post – 2012-02-22

Kindle Fire update brings sharing, 'print replica' textbooks, more to tablet

Amazon has started pushing out an over-the-air update that'll bring a slew of new features to its budget Kindle Fire tablet. Topping the list of upgrades is new sharing functionality that makes it... | Engadget – 2012-03-29

College textbooks: how to spend less this year

College students looking to save money on textbook costs now have a bevy of options, including a new rental program from Amazon. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-09

Amazon outs X-ray for Textbooks, 'smart glossary' for all of your learning needs

Ever wanted Amazon's X-ray for books to play nice with those school publications as well? If so, you're in the luck. The outfit announced today that X-ray for Textbooks will provide a library of... | Engadget – 2012-09-07

Pearson adds to iBookstore textbooks

Pearson has developed a new range of its bestselling textbooks for the iBookstore market in the... | The Bookseller – 2012-10-26

Do School Textbooks Shape National Attitudes? Yes, says Study

A new study conducted in Germany looked at textbooks from 160 countries found an alarming number of instances of idealogical indoctrination and falsehoods. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-06

Content hackathons: the future of textbooks?

As the availability and awareness of open educational resources grows, educators and open-content publishers are experimenting with hackathon-style content collaborations among subject-matter experts... | GigaOM – 2012-11-07

iBooks Author Goes Beyond Textbooks

When iBooks Author, Apple’s multimedia e-book authoring tool, was unveiled in January, it was hailed for how easy it is to use and its ability to create rich, multimedia, and interactive... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-11-09

What is Delaying Widespread Adoption of Digital Textbooks?

It is widely acknowledged that the e-textbook market is yet to fulfill its promise and potential. Why do adoption levels remain so low? | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-21

Should Kids’ Textbooks Avoid the Israeli-Palestinian Relationship?

A study of Palestinian and Israeli textbooks found not bigotry so much as 'lack of information about the religions, culture, economic and daily activities of the other.' | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-06

Digital Textbooks: Publishers and the Unrealized Promise

Legacy publishers will say they can't produce high quality digital textbooks affordably, but that's now the issue. They don't want to, says competitor Flat World Knowledge. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-22

Are Students Entitled to Forego Buying Textbooks Because of Price?

A high percentage of college students don't buy required textbooks because of their high prices. But if you don't buy the books, why even attend class? | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-22

APS to explore e-textbooks initiative

How best to deliver digital textbooks to students and who should do it, will be two key issues up... | The Bookseller – 2013-03-08

The Textbooks Have Eyes: Now E-Books Can Track If You Do Your Homework

Welcome to the future of education where your textbook—and therefore your teacher—knows exactly how much of your homework you did, how, and when.      | The Atlantic Wire – 2013-04-09

Google intros Play Textbooks for purchase and rent

Google is clearly committed to education on mobile devices beyond Play for Education -- it just unveiled Google Play Textbooks, a dedicated category on the Play Store for learning material. The... | Engadget – 2013-07-24

Google adding textbooks to the Play Store

While most people associate Android with text-messages, Google hopes you will think of it in another "text" aspect too -- textbooks. Today, Google announces that it is bringing textbooks to the Play... | Betanews – 2013-07-25

Google Play Store to Rent and Sell Textbooks

Google is getting into the textbook business by selling and renting materials from the top five education publishers in the US. The new service will launch August 8. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-07-25

Textbooks now available through Google Play Books in US, iOS app updated to match

Google promised us that it would offer textbooks through Google Play Books this month, and it's living up to its word. American students can now buy educational titles or rent them for six months,... | Engadget – 2013-08-09

You dropped a book on me: Drones to deliver textbooks

A textbook rental company is trying to mimic the instantaneous speed of e-book delivery for printed books by utilizing civil drones in Sydney, Australia. Imagine the book you need to ace the exam... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-10-15

Could Digital College Textbooks Become Free in the USA?

A U.S. Senate bill proposes to expand the availability free digital textbooks. Is it the future or merely a populist gesture that undermines education publishing? | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-12-02

NY school all-in on trend of all-digital textbooks

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — At Archbishop Stepinac High School, the backpacks got a whole lot lighter this year because nearly every book — from freshman biology to senior calculus — is now... | Boston.com – 2013-12-22

Archbishop Stepinac High converts to digital textbooks

At Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y., the backpacks got a whole lot lighter this year because nearly every book — from freshman biology to senior calculus — is now digital,... | Boston.com – 2013-12-23

Can history textbooks make peace?

Is a shared history book the way to make peace? | BBC – 2014-02-19

Kaplan Goes with Vital Source for E-textbooks

Using the VitalSource Bookshelf platform, students and faculty will have one-click access to e-textbooks within their course environment. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-19

The Next Generation of Custom Textbooks

A number of new developments and new technologies suggest that custom textbook publishing is on the cusp of a boom not seen since the early 1990s. | Publishers Weekly – 2013-12-06

Law Professors Defend Students' Right To Sell Used Textbooks

Responding to a campaign by law professors, a leading legal publisher said on Thursday that its new casebook-publishing program would not threaten students’ ability to buy and sell used... | The Huffington Post – 2014-05-09

Florida legislators seek to give parents say on school textbooks

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The Florida Legislature is likely to pass a bill this week giving parents more influence over school textbook choices, in a move that opponents say is... | Yahoo! News – 2014-04-30

College Students Prefer A Mix of Print and Digital Textbooks

According to a new survey conducted by Hewlett Packard, 78% of college students prefer to use both print and digital textbooks. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-07-08

Gov. Jerry Brown calls for mention of 'significance' of Obama's election in California textbooks

Brown recently signed a law recommending that the state's Instructional Quality Commission 'consider including, and recommending for adoption by the state board, instruction on the election of... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-08-28

Liberals and conservatives both object to new Texas textbooks

A panel of experts commissioned by a liberal advocacy group found passages that claimed segregated schools weren't all that terrible, while conservatives object to content in the textbooks that they... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-09-19

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