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Why e-Textbooks Could Cost Students

PC World – 2012-01-28

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...

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...

iBooks 2: Reinventing Textbooks Or Lulu on Steroids?

Publishers Weekly – 2012-01-20

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...

Why textbooks of the future are not books

GigaOM – 2012-01-20

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,...

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...

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...

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.

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

GigaOM – 2011-07-28

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...

Amazon to rent e-reader textbooks at big discount

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-07-19

Students can get e-books for the Kindle for as much as 80% off the purchase price

E-textbooks are destroying the old publishing business model

Betanews – 2011-07-15

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.

South Korea to replace textbooks with digital by 2015

The Bookseller – 2011-07-04

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...

Inkling Publishes Textbooks for iPads

BusinessWeek – 2011-06-10

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

E-Textbooks Transforming Publishing Industry

The Epoch Times – 2010-03-17

Many students and educators are going digital and dumping traditional school and university textbooks.

Muslim group calls textbooks discriminatory

Reuters – 2010-03-17

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.

Textbooks That Professors Can Rewrite Digitally

New York Times – 2010-02-22

Macmillan is introducing software that will allow college instructors to edit digital editions of textbooks without consulting the original authors or publisher.

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

PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-12-18

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.

Most Textbooks Should Just Stay On the Shelf

Washington Post – 2008-12-15

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...

Massachusetts company specializes in Mandarin textbooks

International Herald Tribune – 2008-11-25

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...

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

PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-10-21

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...

S Korean Govt to Remove Leftist Content From School Textbooks

Yahoo! Asia News – 2008-09-22

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,...

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

Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-08-21

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...

E-textbooks beyond Apple’s iBooks

The Washington Post – 2012-02-22

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...

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

Engadget – 2012-03-29

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...

College textbooks: how to spend less this year

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-09

College students looking to save money on textbook costs now have a bevy of options, including a new rental program from Amazon.

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

Engadget – 2012-09-07

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...

Pearson adds to iBookstore textbooks

The Bookseller – 2012-10-26

Pearson has developed a new range of its bestselling textbooks for the iBookstore market in the...

Do School Textbooks Shape National Attitudes? Yes, says Study

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-06

A new study conducted in Germany looked at textbooks from 160 countries found an alarming number of instances of idealogical indoctrination and falsehoods.

Content hackathons: the future of textbooks?

GigaOM – 2012-11-07

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...

iBooks Author Goes Beyond Textbooks

Publishers Weekly – 2012-11-09

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...

What is Delaying Widespread Adoption of Digital Textbooks?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-21

It is widely acknowledged that the e-textbook market is yet to fulfill its promise and potential. Why do adoption levels remain so low?

Should Kids’ Textbooks Avoid the Israeli-Palestinian Relationship?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-06

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.'

Digital Textbooks: Publishers and the Unrealized Promise

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-22

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.

Are Students Entitled to Forego Buying Textbooks Because of Price?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-22

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?

APS to explore e-textbooks initiative

The Bookseller – 2013-03-08

How best to deliver digital textbooks to students and who should do it, will be two key issues up...

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

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-04-09

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.     

Google intros Play Textbooks for purchase and rent

Engadget – 2013-07-24

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...

Google adding textbooks to the Play Store

Betanews – 2013-07-25

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...

Google Play Store to Rent and Sell Textbooks

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-07-25

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.

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

Engadget – 2013-08-09

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,...

You dropped a book on me: Drones to deliver textbooks

Los Angeles Times – 2013-10-15

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...

Could Digital College Textbooks Become Free in the USA?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-12-02

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?

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

Boston.com – 2013-12-22

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...

Archbishop Stepinac High converts to digital textbooks

Boston.com – 2013-12-23

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,...

Can history textbooks make peace?

BBC – 2014-02-19

Is a shared history book the way to make peace?

Kaplan Goes with Vital Source for E-textbooks

Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-19

Using the VitalSource Bookshelf platform, students and faculty will have one-click access to e-textbooks within their course environment.

The Next Generation of Custom Textbooks

Publishers Weekly – 2013-12-06

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.

Law Professors Defend Students' Right To Sell Used Textbooks

The Huffington Post – 2014-05-09

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...

Florida legislators seek to give parents say on school textbooks

Yahoo! News – 2014-04-30

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...

College Students Prefer A Mix of Print and Digital Textbooks

Publishers Weekly – 2014-07-08

According to a new survey conducted by Hewlett Packard, 78% of college students prefer to use both print and digital textbooks.

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

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-08-28

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...

Liberals and conservatives both object to new Texas textbooks

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-09-19

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...

Much-debated Texas textbooks fail to draw the 'yes' votes needed for approval

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-11-20

After a long, contentious battle, the Texas Board of Education has not been able to get the votes it needs to approve a hotly debated new set of textbooks.

'Neglect of textbooks' harming English education system

The Bookseller – 2014-11-21

A new policy paper from the Cambridge Assessment Group has warned that the neglect of textbooks in our education system and publishing is one of the reasons that England has been overtaken by other...

Publishers tussle with Gibb over textbooks

The Bookseller – 2014-11-22

Schools reform minister Nick Gibb has told publishers that England has "once again" fallen behind in the production of world-class textbooks, saying that a critical policy paper issued by Tim Oates...

Reinventing Book Printing: The Next Generation of Custom Textbooks

Publishers Weekly – 2014-11-21

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.

Venezuelan Textbooks Teach Math, Science, Socialism

The Huffington Post – 2015-01-07

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Students here study math by calculating the benefits of government land takeovers. They practice English by reciting where late President Hugo Chavez was born and learn...

UMass Amherst will source textbooks from Amazon

GigaOM – 2015-01-14

Starting next year, students at UMass Amherst will get their text books not from a campus bookstore but from Amazon.com. The news was reported Tuesday in The Boston Globe.  Under a 5-year…

Pigs won’t fly in textbooks: OUP tells authors not to mention pork

The Guardian – 2015-01-14

Guidelines for writers have come to light telling them to avoid mention of anything which might offend overseas marketsStringent guidelines from educational publishers, that warn textbook authors off...

Free online textbooks from top school

BBC – 2015-01-19

A leading private school offers revision help by publishing free online textbooks to cover an entire exam course.

Shanghai Maths textbooks from Collins

The Bookseller – 2015-02-04

Collins Learning will publish a new a series of maths textbooks for use in UK schools, Shanghai Maths, based on the system used in China. Last autumn, schools minister Nick Gibb controversially...

Making Digital Proofreading Easier for Illustrated Books, Textbooks

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-04-03

Illustrated books and textbooks, far more than novels, require more effort produce and updated digital tools are necessary to make that process easier. The post Making Digital Proofreading Easier for...

In Poland, the Market for Digital Textbooks Expands

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-06-02

A government-sponsored program in Poland is bringing digital textbooks to primary, middle and high schools across 14 subjects of the national curriculum. The post In Poland, the Market for Digital...

College Textbooks: Do You Get What You Pay For?

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-08

The age-old expression "you get what you pay for" is often used to explain away the skyrocketing cost of textbooks. Sure, prices may top $200 per book and the value may drop to pennies by the end of...

A high school heroine has South Koreans fighting over history textbooks

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-08

One of the most fondly remembered historical figures in South Korea was not a ruler or military commander but a diminutive high school girl who took on an empire. In 1919, at the age of 18, Yu...

Textbooks Promote Myth of "De Facto" Segregation

The Huffington Post – 2016-01-12

After attending a presentation on the history of housing segregation and race, parent Wendy Jacobson decided to see what her son's AP history textbook had to say on the matter. She had learned, as...

Turning the Next Page in Textbooks

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-02-11

Publishing Perspectives talks to a publisher, an edtech startup founder, and a teacher—from different parts of Europe—about textbooks, today and tomorrow. The post Turning the Next Page in...

Reb.us: Hugh McGuire on Riddling Out Open Textbooks

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-02-23

Publishing entrepreneur Hugh McGuire says he and his associates are ready to try to work out a pathway to true open textbooks on the Open Web, and he calls his concept Reb.us. The post Reb.us: Hugh...

Textbooks 'central' to reducing teacher workloads

The Bookseller – 2016-03-31

Textbooks are central to minimising the strain put on teachers, a government report has found.

Blackwell's helps charity fund textbooks for lower-income students

The Bookseller – 2016-11-09

Exeter-based charity Reading List Foundation, in conjunction with Blackwell's, has reached the "major milestone" of providing scholarships to 16 students from lower-income households across England.

Tanzania’s Ban on Privately Published Textbooks Triggers Controversy

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-12-08

Tanzania has banned private companies from publishing textbooks, citing poor quality. Some stakeholders question the government's ability to oversee textbook production. The post Tanzania’s Ban...

Three Publishers, Two Distributors: Combatting Counterfeit Print Textbooks

Publishing Perspectives – 2017-03-03

In an effort to combat counterfeit print textbooks, distributors partner with publishers on a protocol of inspection and alerts. The post Three Publishers, Two Distributors: Combatting Counterfeit...

Bloomsbury signs up to new 'Spotify for textbooks'

The Bookseller – 2017-07-05

A new company which describes itself as “Spotify for textbooks” has signed up more than 7,000 titles from Bloomsbury.

Poet Ko Un erased from Korean textbooks after sexual harassment claims

The Guardian – 2018-03-02

The 84-year-old Nobel favourite ‘flatly denies charges of habitual misconduct’, writing in a statement that he had ‘done nothing which might bring shame on my wife or myself’Korea’s most...

Publishers rewrite the narrative on print textbooks

The Bookseller – 2018-06-15

Print sales in the schools sector are at an all-time high but bookselling is not without its challenges in such a buoyant market.  

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