E-Textbook Start-Up RedShelf Snags Former Macmillan Exec

Related: Inside the New World of Higher Education Publishing at Digital Book World 2015 [Press Release] RedShelf Cements Position in Digital Textbook Space and Hires Tom Scotty, former Macmillan Higher Ed Exec, as COO New data from RedShelf reveals eTextbook …

Follett Names Todd Litzsinger Chairman of the Board

[Press Release] FOLLETT CORPORATION NAMES TODD LITZSINGER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Follett Corporation today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has named Todd Litzsinger Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Litzsinger succeeds Steve Waichler, who held the role on …

Free of Trade Publishing Assets, Wiley Closes Fiscal Year Flat

Newly denuded of trade publishing assets, Wiley closed its fiscal year essentially flat. While digital products like learning management systems helped digital in the education division grow to 30% of overall revenue, e-textbooks grew very slowly as students and professors …

Students, Professors Still Not Yet Ready for Digital Textbooks

The e-textbook “revolution” is still waiting to start. Students and professors are still not adopting the use of digital textbooks in any great numbers, according to the latest data from Bowker Market Research, presented today in a Digital Book World webcast. Further, the percentage of students who are using them has remained flat over the past few semesters.

U Press Challenge: Profit or Perish

Sometime in the 1930’s a wag coined the phrase “Publish or perish” to characterize the imperative for professors to publish their papers and books as often as possible. Implicit in the motto is the obscurity that faces academics whose literary …