(Press Release) PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011—HP Inkjet Web Presses produced 1.46 billion letter-size pages in the 2010 calendar year, printing for some of the world's leading book manufacturing, print fulfillment and commercial printing businesses.
FT Press, an imprint of Pearson, announced today the availability of over 200 titles on Apple’s iBookstore, with more to follow. The iBookstore is accessible via the free iBooks app in the App Store, and available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Last week, I was fortunate enough to moderate a meeting of the Bookbinder's Guild of New York (now renamed as the Book Industry Guild of New York), billed as "The Changing Role of Production."
For the fall semester, California State University (CSU) has launched a pilot program to license digital course content for select courses from five educational publishers: Bedford, Freeman & Worth (BFW) Publishing Group, Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill Education, Pearson and John Wiley & Sons Inc. According to CSU, the program "promises students will pay the lowest price available for the licensed, digital version of their course materials that are interactive and engaging."
Around the very same time that BusinessWeek reported that "E-Book Readers Bomb on College Campuses"—referring to negative feedback from students on Amazon's test program where it distributed the Kindle DX to select classes at seven universities—Osman Rashid and Babur Habib, co-founders of the new Kno e-reading device, were premiering the e-reader, which the co-founders say is perfect for the textbook market, at the 2010 D Conference, D8 (by All Things Digtal).
Self-publishing and online services, e-books, and digital demand printing are joined into a new and powerful sector that is transforming the industry. For industry professionals whose career satisfactions and livelihoods are bonded to the future of the book, this new sector offers a wild ride and a venturesome future.
(Press Release) New York, NY, May 12, 2010 — Pearson today announced a publishing agreement with Franklin Covey Co. and The New York Times bestselling author, Sean Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make, to create a new title, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students, as a college textbook and multimedia courseware. The content is scheduled to be available to the higher education market in late Spring 2011.
On the one hand, Penguin (PSO) has many reasons to feel good right now. A preliminary first-quarter earnings report released by its parent company, Pearson, pointed to the Big Six book publisher's "good start to the year" in the U.S. and the U.K., and noted that "growth in demand for eBooks also remains very strong." Meanwhile, Penguin and Apple (AAPL) have begun what appears to be a beautiful friendship, and other online retailers appear to be ready to sell the company's e-books again after a protracted delay.
The Publishing Business Conference & Expo (PBC) today announced a roster of speakers for the 2010 show, highlighted by top executives from publishing companies including HarperCollins, Oxford University Press, Springer Science + Business Media, Pearson and DailyLit