E-Books and Interactive Publishing

Follett Digital Resources Signs Ten More Publishers to eBook Distribution Agreements
June 22, 2009

McHenry, IL -- June 22, 2009 -- Follett Digital Resources, a member of the Follett Corporation family of companies, today announced that ten additional publishers have signed major eBook distribution agreements with the company. With these agreements, a total of more than 52,500 K-12 and public library titles are now available for purchase online through…

Six Lessons on E-Textbooks
June 8, 2009

An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on an experiment conducted last year by Northwest Missouri State University in which the school provided a Sony Reader to every incoming student.

'The Dog Ate My Homework' Just Doesn’t Fly Anymore
June 1, 2009

Who hasn’t tried the excuse, “My dog ate my homework,” on a teacher? Success with that excuse now is nearly impossible, according to experts in educational book publishing. So much of what teachers currently do involves digital materials and tools that, short of a network failure or computer glitch, a student would be hard-pressed to come up with a similar excuse.

How to Adapt to the Shifting Market
June 1, 2009

"We’ve almost become accustomed to an uninterrupted flow of bad news,” said Michael Healy, executive director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) at the organization’s sixth-annual Making Information Pay event, held May 7 at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium in New York City. Falling sales, shrinking margins, closing bookstores and job losses are among the negatives facing the industry, noted Healy.