Tuesday, January 22, 2013

5 Academic Publishing Trends to Watch in 2013

George Lossius forecasts a year of significant change for academic publishing, including more consolidation, improved digital textbooks and the rise of mobile.
It is widely acknowledged that the e-textbook market is yet to fulfill its promise and potential. Why do adoption levels remain so low?
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More News from Publishing Perspectives:
Laura Hazard Owen sums up the problem with book discovery like this: It doesn’t really work. She offers several solutions gleaned from Digital Book World 2013.
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BiblioTech, the USA’s first book-less library, is set to open later this fall in San Antonio, Texas and will offer 50 ereaders for loan, along with tablets and computers.
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From the Archives:
Digital has disrupted scholarly publishing too, according to the 4th ALPSP International conference, organized by the Association of Learned and Professional Scholarly Publishers.
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