Publishing Industry

Publishing Industry
Jan 27, 2020
Contingent Magazine had a lot of doubters when it debuted 12 months ago. But it's still going strong and earning a reputation as a place where historians can engage the public with the ideas that have always interested them.
Jul 30, 2019
Concerned about limited purchasing options and potential price increases, students and consumer groups challenge the proposed merger of two major textbook publishers.

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CourseSmart, the e-textbook provider backed by the academic publishing industry, is acquired by the platform Vital Source.
University Press of Kentucky is giving free e-books to readers who purchase hard copies.
Are college and university presses better off than they were four (or six) years ago? Joseph Esposito assesses the changing environment.
As the Obama administration continues to hash out its open access policy for federal research, California weighs its own for state-funded research and development.
Supreme Court rules against textbook publisher's effort to prevent resale of cheaper imported textbooks.
Open education advocates launch Lumen Learning, which aims to help institutions replace expensive textbooks with open-source solutions.
Following a lawsuit from major textbook publishers, a Boston company rewrites its "textbook replacement" material and asks judge for breathing room.
White House order jump-starts the process and even wins support from publishers.
Supporters of university libraries are worried by the Justice Department's unexpected interest in filing a brief in the battle over e-reserves.
After a successful pilot, JSTOR is launching its Register & Read program, which lets anyone read up to three articles from 1,200 of its journals every two weeks in exchange for demographic information.
Amherst College starts publishing unit that will feature peer review and close editing -- while also making all books digital and free.
OpenStax College, an open-access textbook publisher, introduces its first offering through iTunes -- and hopes the $4.99 charge will allow students to benefit from extras and the business model to grow.

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"New Models for Educational Materials" is Inside Higher Ed's new on-demand compilation of articles. You may download a copy free, here.

On Wednesday, April 18, Inside Higher Ed's editors presented a free webcast to discuss the themes of the booklet. You may view a recording of the webcast here.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Cengage.

Archive

October 1, 2014

New daily online magazine from the digital archive seeks to be "where news meets its scholarly match."

September 2, 2014

U. of Colorado at Boulder cuts costs by subscribing to an ebook service over buying print books, but some faculty members complain of an inferior product.

August 28, 2014

The drive for open educational resources is unlikely to take hold without more commercial support and incentives for faculty members and other stakeholders, Brian Jacobs argues.

August 13, 2014

The day of world domination by the ebook is at hand! Well, maybe. Scott McLemee checks out a more sober assessment.

July 17, 2014

Self-publishing is still rare for academics. But a few scholars are trying it out.

June 4, 2014

After 19 years as an auxiliary of the Stanford University Libraries, the technology company HighWire Press spins off.

March 4, 2014

CourseSmart, the e-textbook provider backed by the academic publishing industry, is acquired by the platform Vital Source.

November 5, 2013

University Press of Kentucky is giving free e-books to readers who purchase hard copies.

June 21, 2013

Are college and university presses better off than they were four (or six) years ago? Joseph Esposito assesses the changing environment.

April 29, 2013

As the Obama administration continues to hash out its open access policy for federal research, California weighs its own for state-funded research and development.

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