While there have been major advancements in digital printing and inkjet technology, there are still some barriers to widespread adoption among publishers. The most notable is perhaps book publishers’ fear of using the zero-inventory model that complements a short-run, digital printing strategy. Publishers don’t want to lose control over distribution and fear lost revenue from…
Pearson has become the latest blue-chip company to increase its venture investments, committing $50m to education start-ups in Africa and Asia. The world's largest education company by revenues, which owns the Financial Times, is expanding a fund it set up in 2012 with $15m to invest in companies focused on improving low-cost private education.
Many media and telecoms groups, including Sky, the pay-television company, and publisher Reed Elsevier, are opting for venture investments in an attempt to increase innovation and growth. Bertelsmann, the family-owned German media group, has committed at least $100m to education start-ups.
Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), an industry leader in organizing and converting content into digital formats, announced today its collaboration with Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, as their new partner in a multi-year conversion initiative to enrich and enhance content on the Scopus database.
EPUB3, the most advanced eBook format, will provide readers with a more immersive, multi-media eBook experience Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, will move its new eBooks to EPUB3, becoming the first major STM publisher to commit to the latest, most advanced eBook format available.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of open access journal: Colloid and Interface Science Communications (COLCOM).
Reed Elsevier, which competes with Thomson Reuters, is moving more of its content to digital platforms, where data can be more easily organised, searched and analysed.
Its risk solutions business, which provides data to clients in financial services, achieved underlying revenue growth of 8 percent last year, driven by a strong take-up of new products by the insurance industry.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and technology publisher O'Reilly Media today announced that O'Reilly will distribute many of Elsevier's academic, research-focused ebooks. This expands the depth of ebooks available from O'Reilly in areas such as computer security and networking, and includes leading imprints such as Morgan Kaufmann, Syngress, Academic Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, Newnes, and Elsevier with more than 1,200 individual titles.
LexisNexis® Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that a large selection of its legal eBooks are now available in the Amazon® Kindle® Store. Additionally, LexisNexis® eBooks on Kindle or through Kindle reading apps are also accessible through the recently launched LexisNexis® Digital Library solution.
The European Union, which controls one of the world’s largest science budgets, said on Tuesday it would give free access to all research funded by European taxpayers, in a move that could hit the profits of scientific publishers such as Reed Elsevier, Wiley and Springer.
Plans by the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to release for free and to a wider audience articles usually held by expensive academic journals would benefit innovation, but would force publishers, which currently generate about $8bn in revenues, to revolutionise their business models, analysts said.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers Inc. has formed an agreement with a majority of its creditors to eliminate $3.1 billion of debt, marking the publisher's latest effort to tackle a heavy debt load in the face of weak textbook demand.
The company plans to reorganize through a prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, an effort it hopes to complete by the end of next month.
The Wall Street Journal reported in March that Houghton had hired restructuring advisers for help reworking its finances, citing people familiar with the matter.