Takeaways from 2018 Instructional Materials Adoption Can Inform Expectations in 2019

Takeaways from 2018 Instructional Materials Adoption Can Inform Expectations in 2019

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may have thrown a curve ball into publishers’ plans for success in the Florida math adoption in 2018, but he also may have done the industry a favor by smoothing out the adoption opportunity over more years, disrupting the peaks and valleys cycle that has plagued the industry for decades.


Publishers and Institutions Give Inclusive Access a Try

Publishers and Institutions Give Inclusive Access a Try

Colleges and universities and publishers and bookstores are looking to address the changing course materials needs of college students and faculty.


Threats to Copyright Protections Seen As “Existential”

Threats to Copyright Protections Seen As “Existential”

Many individual nations and trade groups around the world are examining their copyright laws, so the issues are constantly being debated and negotiated.


Panel: Europe’s Open Access Plan S Unlikely to Sway U.S. Policy

Panel: Europe’s Open Access Plan S Unlikely to Sway U.S. Policy

A coalition of European national research institutes’ bold plan to divert the researchers it funds away from publishing results in journals that collect subscription fees would face a tougher path in the U.S. — this was the consensus of a law and policy panel assembled by the Association of American Publishers at its annual professional and scholarly publishers conference.


After a Rough 2018, Big Tech Now Under the Microscope

After a Rough 2018, Big Tech Now Under the Microscope

In many ways 2018 was the year big tech finally took it on the chin. Publishers who have wrestled with big tech’s influence on their business for years took notice.


K12 Inc. Investments Point to Interest in Digital Learning and Workforce Readiness

K12 Inc. Investments Point to Interest in Digital Learning and Workforce Readiness

K12 Inc., manager of virtual schools and provider of online learning resources, in August made a $9 million investment in STEM Premier to help grow the online community that links current and future workforce talent with organizational recruiting needs in a variety of career fields.


Five Reasons Why Publishing Science for Profit Endures

Five Reasons Why Publishing Science for Profit Endures

Elsevier, Springer Nature, John Wiley & Sons and Informa have fended off the advent of preprint article repositories, open access journals, funder mandates, boycotts and big deal library subscription cancellations.

Here are five reasons why these leading companies continue to endure...


Reducing the Cost of College Course Materials

Reducing the Cost of College Course Materials

Higher education publishers and distributors are ramping up their efforts to change the way college students acquire and access course materials, increasingly with the support of institutions and faculty.


Artificial Intelligence Set for Big Role in Scientific & Technical Publishing

Artificial Intelligence Set for Big Role in Scientific & Technical Publishing

Intelligent technology one day becoming ubiquitous, leaving us all jobless and at the mercy of machines, is a notion deeply rooted in science fiction for most people. But truth is sometimes stranger than science fiction.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Builds Executive Team

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt appointed new executives in October who will report directly to president and CEO Jack Lynch.