Fri, 24/05/2013 - 15:34
The Office of Fair Trading has cleared the acquisition of Nelson Thornes by Oxford University Press after a four-month investigation.
OUP announced in January it had bought educational publisher Nelson Thornes from parent company Infinitas Learning for an undisclosed sum. At the time, estimates suggested that the two companies...
Fri, 24/05/2013 - 08:28
Nelson Thornes is to launch a suite of GCSE resources for the iPad, created with iBooks author software, before the next academic year.
NT said that the new initiative, which follows its recently-launched textbooks for iPad, will offer “a huge breadth of dynamic content covering the core GCSE subjects”. The materials will...
Thu, 23/05/2013 - 09:30
Pearson has revealed “significant changes” to its organisational structure and appointed a new leadership team in a bid to accelerate its advances into digital learning, education services and emerging markets.
The changes will be implemented to capitalise on “significant growth opportunities” in those three...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 14:16
Macmillan Education has announced a global partnership with personalised learning specialists Knewton to produce a new generation of digital English Language teaching materials.
The publisher's Knewton-enhanced materials will become available to students in 2015 and will offer "a fully adaptive experience, featuring real-time...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:10
Bloomsbury has reported an "excellent performance" for the year ended 28th February, with an increase in profit before tax of 16% to £9.8m for the year, with e-book sales jumping by 61% to £9.1m over the period.
The publisher also reported a slight increase in turnover, up 1% to £98.5m, compared to £...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 14:15
Cengage Learning has said it is seeking to negotiate with creditors on a restructuring plan and may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of the turnaround.
The publisher reported an operating loss of $2.77bn for the three months ending March 31st, compared to a loss of $12.3m the previous year. Sales rose 4.8% to $353.4m....
Wed, 08/05/2013 - 16:00
Five academic publishers are trialling a pilot programme with the US-based Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider Coursera.
Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, Oxford University Press, Sage and Wiley are experimenting with offering Coursera students versions of their e-textbooks, delivered via a DRM-protected e-reader...
Tue, 07/05/2013 - 09:26
The implications of Open Access for libraries will be debated in Westminster at an event hosted by the Libraries All-Party Parliamentary Group.
The date of the debate has yet to be confirmed, but it will include MPs and representatives from the library, publishing, university and academic fields.
Annie Mauger, chief...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 09:30
WH Smith is soon to open a new store in Cardiff University Union selling a small book range of 20 bestsellers, The Bookseller can reveal.
The store will take over the former campus shop and sell university-branded clothing as well as confectionery, lunch options, basic food like milk and bread and a small selection of books...
Wed, 24/04/2013 - 09:00
John Simpson, chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary [pictured left] will retire in October after 37 years at the publication.
Simpson was promoted to chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary in 1993 and 60,000 new words and meanings have been added to the dictionary under his leadership. The team...