Publishing Technologies and Solutions

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…

Video: Printing Equipment Manufacturers Discuss Digital Printing Technology of the Future
November 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm

At last week’s Digital Book Printing Conference a panel of leading digital printing equipment manufacturers told a room full of publishers and printers what their companies are working on to continue to enhance digital printing technology for the industry. The panel included representatives from Ricoh, Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, and Xerox. Watch the video below to…

myON Tackles K-12 Literacy Issues with Personalized Reading Platform
October 15, 2015 at 11:52 am

Despite advancements in technology and access to information, literacy remains a huge issue in K-12 schools throughout the world. “Reading achievement is persistently low,” says Todd Brekhus, president of myON™. “Only 35% of all fourth graders, 36% of eighth graders and, 38% of twelfth graders read proficiently.” To help students overcome these literacy challenges, myON,…

Be Inspired By Online Media When Designing Digital Books
September 15, 2015 at 1:02 pm

As book publishers adapt to a world where both print and digital editions are desirable to readers, it is important for us to focus on formatting the content in a way that best suits how it is being read. But what readers, authors, publishers, and retailers often forget...

Big Ideas & Uncovering the Truisms of Publishing
September 15, 2015 at 12:21 pm

I like big ideas. I particularly like them as opposed to predictions. Predictions tend to be specific and are usually wrong. Big ideas are like a friendly guide showing us the way, never allowing us to wander too far off the path. They stand true to the test of time. I have two theorems that…

News Corp.'s Amplify Education Experiment: What Went Wrong?
August 18, 2015 at 4:01 pm

News Corp. is putting its Amplify electronic learning platform and curriculum up for sale because the new school year selling season flopped and the rush to digital tools never materialized. Was the demise due to educational institutions' reluctance to change or fatal flaws with Amplify? Amplify, a News Corp. business unit that aimed to reinvent…

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires Ebook and Technology Assets from MeeGenius
August 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt made significant strides in its direct-to-consumer strategy yesterday with the acquisition of ebook and technology assets from the ebook subscription service MeeGenius. MeeGenius offers a library of 700 picture books geared toward young readers up to 8 years old. The acquisition increases HMH's digital content for young readers and establishes a direct…

ALA San Francisco in Review
July 7, 2015

To coincide with the conference, ALA released its own National Policy Agenda for Libraries, developed by an advisory committee of major library organizations. The two major thrusts of the document, which provides a framework for advocacy, are around capacity building and advancing the public interest. Under the rubric of the first come the core areas of library impact (and outcome measurement): education and learning, employment and entrepreneurship, health and wellness, government information services (which includes providing access to the social safety net), heritage and history.