Executives from across the education sector of book publishing gathered Wednesday, Feb. 9 at The Yale Club in New York City for Book Industry Study Group's (BISG) first "Making Information Pay for Higher Education" event. A range of speakers addressed challenges familiar to many publishers, including determining what consumers want in a print-digital integrated world and how to deliver it to them, as well as issues specific to the education sector, such as the ongoing debate over textbook pricing.
A keynote interview about the anticipated launch of Google's "Google Editions" digital book program kicked off the Publishing Business Virtual Conference & Expo.
I had the honor of interviewing keynote speaker Mark Nelson, Strategic Partner Manager for Google, for the Publishing Business Virtual Conference today.
Mark Nelson, Strategic Partner Manager at Google, will be interviewed during a special keynote event.
Open-source college textbook publisher Flat World Knowledge has announced agreements with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers and NACS Media Solutions (NMS) to distribute its textbooks to more than 3,000 college bookstores in their respective networks for the 2010 fall semester.