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Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy

The New York Times • By DAVID STREITFELD • August 25, 2012 TODD RUTHERFORD was 7 years old when he first understood the nature of supply and demand. He was with a bunch of other boys, one of whom showed off a copy of Playboy to giggles and intense interest. Todd bought the magazine for […]

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Kobo and Independent Bookstores Join Forces to Expand eReading Across the U.S.

American Booksellers Association • August 29, 2012 Kobo, a leader in eReading with over 10 million registered users worldwide, and the American Booksellers Association (ABA) today announced a new partnership to bring Kobo’s world-class eReading platform to independent bookstores across the United States.  By partnering with the nearly 2,000 ABA-member stores, Kobo continues its successful […]

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Students Find E-Textbooks ‘Clumsy’ and Don’t Use Their Interactive Features

The Chronicle of Higher Education • August 22, 2012 • By Angela Chen Several universities have recently tried a new model for delivering textbooks in hopes of saving students money: requiring purchase of e-textbooks and charging students a materials fee to cover the costs. A recent report on some of those pilot projects, however, shows […]

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McGraw-Hill Education Acquires Key Curriculum, Publisher of Sketchpad®, World’s Leading Software for Teaching Mathematics

Acquisition strengthens McGraw-Hill Education’s position as a leader in dynamic math education technology and expands company offerings that address Common Core State Standards NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (MHP), today announced the acquisition of Key Curriculum, a privately held developer of mathematics learning technology […]

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New BISG Policy Statement Endorses EPUB 3

BISG • August 6, 2012 Board New York, NY (August 6, 2012) — The Book Industry Study Group (BISG), a leading U.S.-based trade association representing the entire book supply chain, announced today the publication of a new Policy Statement endorsing EPUB 3 as the accepted and preferred standard for representing, packaging, and encoding structured and […]

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Ingram Makes Color Print-On-Demand More Economical

Publishers Weekly • By Todd Allen • Aug 09, 2012 Ingram Content Group has announced a new “standard color” pricing model for print-on-demand technology that has reduced costs by roughly two-thirds, making color POD an economical publishing option for the first time. Achieved through advancements in inkjet technology, the price drop means that a greater […]

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'San Francisco Chronicle' Launches E-books Only Section

Publishers Weekly • Aug 03, 2012 Starting this Sunday, the “Books” section of the San Francisco Chronicle will publish The E-Reader, a monthly column devoted to e-books. The E-Reader will be written by Liz Colville, who, in addition to being a regular reviewer for the “Books” section, has written for Bookforum, New York Magazine and […]

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