Transformation of Textbook Publishing in the Digital Age

June 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

Rob Reynolds, from the Xplana blog has a great piece on the transformation of textbook publishing.  Rob discusses the history and context of textbook publishing, current business models, product types on the market today, and challenges and strategies for the success of digital textbook adoption (and sales).  It’s a great overview, I highly recommend it.

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Digital Textbooks, Open Content, Critical Literacies

April 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

The Xplanation Daily Research Update by Rob Reynolds featured digital textbooks and open content on April 28, 2010.  Some interesting things going on in Florida.

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U. S. Digital Textbook Sales To Rise Dramatically

April 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

There is an interesting article by Rob Reynolds from the Xplanation blog analyzing the future of digital textbook sales.  With a current market share of 1%, digital textbook sales are projected to have 18% market share by 2014, according to Reynolds.  He summarizes the influences and trends for this change as such: Within the general […]

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