Education

Carmen Sandiego Returns: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Character's First-Ever IOS App
November 19, 2015 at 2:54 pm

NEW YORK—November 19, 2015—Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the return of the iconic Carmen Sandiego brand, with the first-ever app for iPad and iPhone. The launch of Carmen Sandiego Returns also marks the 30th anniversary of the mysterious character, adored by millions of children and nostalgic adults alike. Featuring a glamorous…

Facing Risks on All Fronts, Pearson Boss Battles to Raise Grades
November 19, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Pearson boss John Fallon faces a daunting task to arrest the decline of the world's biggest education publisher as it battles growing political and economic strife. Fallon has endured a rough ride since he took over in 2013, with a string of profit warnings marking his tenure, in an abrupt end to the steady growth…

Pearson Taps Dreamworks CTO for Board of Directors
November 18, 2015 at 2:56 pm

It’s no secret that Pearson wants to dive deeper into technology-based solutions in the education space and reduce its reliance on print. Pearson’s latest appointment to its board of directors confirms that mission and indicates an ongoing commitment to technology development. Lincoln Wallen, CTO of Dreamworks Animation, will join Pearson’s board as an independent, non-executive…

The Ever-Growing EdTech Market
November 18, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Every few months, a new study claims that gadgets in the classroom don’t improve learning—but that hasn’t stopped the educational technology market’s steady upward climb. The edtech market totaled $8.38 billion in the 2012-13 academic year, the most recent year the Education Technology Industry Network has such information available. That number is up from $7.9…

What is a Publisher Now? Hélène Dennery, Managing Director for Pearson in Western Europe
November 18, 2015 at 2:45 pm

In this latest "What Is A Publisher Now?" interview we’re joined by Hélène Dennery, Pearson’s Managing Director for Western Europe and one of the continent’s most senior education publishers. Hélène’s interview follows her appearance on Publishing Technology’s "What Is A Publisher Now?" panel event at Frankfurt Book Fair, where we brought together a group of…

Trade Publishers See First Sales Growth of 2015
November 10, 2015 at 2:44 pm

According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP), July was a strong month for trade publishers. In its Monthly StatShot report, the AAP reported that sales grew .3% in the trade market from January to July 2015 -- the first increase in trade sales this year. Driving that growth were double-digit increases in adult, children/YA,…

Press Release: Global Publisher Macmillan Education Partners with Blinklearning to Build Next Generation Digital Products
November 10, 2015 at 2:24 pm

MADRID—November 10, 2015—Macmillan Education, a leading global publisher of English Language Teaching (ELT) and school curriculum materials, and Blinklearning, a company at the forefront of educational technologies, today announced a global partnership. Macmillan Education, widely recognized for its innovative publishing and award-winning materials over the last 170 years, will enhance its next-generation digital services by…

Barnes & Noble May Be Worth Twice its Current Value, Reports Barron's
October 28, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Barnes & Noble Education Inc., which was spun off from Barnes & Noble Inc. in August, rose 5.4 percent after Barron’s said the college-bookstore chain could be worth twice its current market value. The chain of about 725 stores has a “near-monopoly” position on the campuses where it operates, Barron’s said. And the Basking Ridge,…

Press Release: Macmillan Higher Education & Macmillan New Ventures to Become Single Unit
October 27, 2015 at 1:49 pm

NEW YORK—October 23, 2015—Macmillan Higher Education and Macmillan New Ventures announced today that the companies will unify as a singular education unit under the new brand, Macmillan Learning, as of January 1, 2016. The move unites two premier education companies within Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (HPG)—Macmillan Higher Education, which include the renowned publishing imprints of Bedford/St.…

Big Money, Quiet Storm – The Silent Revolution in Education Publishing
October 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm

On the face of it, not much has changed in education publishing over the years. Major textbook publishers are still the world’s most profitable publishers. The top five players still have an 85 percent stake in an industry that is worth a dizzying estimated $14bn a year in the US alone. While nobody can contest…