Did You Know...Open Access Book Publishing Edition

Enjoy this fast fact from Simba Information’s report, "Open Access Book Publishing 2020-2024"


Cost of Open Access Book Publishing Goes Under the Microscope

Cost of Open Access Book Publishing Goes Under the Microscope

No lunch is free, but OA’s price tag has some losing their appetite


Simba Expects K-12 Industry to See Some--but Low--Growth by 2023

Simba Expects K-12 Industry to See Some--but Low--Growth by 2023

This blog is based on the new Simba Information report "Publishing for the PreK-12 Market, 2020-2021"


The Changing World of College Course Materials

The Changing World of College Course Materials

In 2019, it seemed that disruption in the higher education space accelerated. Among the headlines was the potential merger of two of the largest traditional publishers of course materials—Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education—as they seek to improve their chances of surviving the disruption and forging a viable path forward in the changing market.


Are College Course Materials Publishers Paying the Price for Changing Strategies?

Are College Course Materials Publishers Paying the Price for Changing Strategies?

Simba Information examines trends surrounding college course materials publishers.


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.