On Demand Books the company behind the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), has announced it will register the EBM network of over 7 million (and growing) paperback titles with Google Merchant Center. As a result, all EBM titles will become available for discovery and purchase via the Google Books website and the Google "Shopping" feature.
Just in time for the back-to-school season, iPad interactive textbook publisher Inkling has secured $17 million in Series B funding from investors including Tenaya Capital, Pearson Education, Jafco Ventures and Sequoia Capital.
Inkling works with textbook publishers to rebuild existing textbooks for the iPad, incorporating search, quizzes, note-sharing, audio and video other interactive features. Students can preview free sample chapters and can also buy textbooks by the chapter, starting at $2.99, through Inkling’s store.
In the news this week has been a call by activist investors to break up media giant McGraw-Hill into four parts, spinning off its education and media divisions, as well as the two business arms of Standard & Poor's.
The McGraw-Hill Companies today reported diluted earnings per share of $0.68 for the 2nd quarter of 2011, an 11.9% increase compared to the same period last year.
The ASHP today announced the launch of a new online platform for making available its popular educational titles in eBook format.
Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that Vital Source has grown its e-textbook offering with the acquisition of VPG Integrated Media.
McGraw-Hill Professional announces the launch of the McGraw-Hill eBook LibraryTM, a state-of-the-art platform delivering unparalleled access
Here's a look at some specific companies in varying industry segments and where they stand on the e-book sales spectrum.
(Press Release) Jeff Shelstad, CEO and Co-Founder of Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of free and open college textbooks for students worldwide, will present a case study on his company's bold approach to disrupting the $8 billion U.S. college textbook market, at the Publishing Business Conference & Expo, on April 4, in New York City.