Solar Energy International Chooses Pearson for Professional Textbook Series

Solar Energy International (SEI), a leading provider of technical training in solar, wind, water power and natural building technologies, has selected Pearson to create a new professional textbook series available in print and eBook formats, Pearson announced today.

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Tech Start-Up to Help College Bookstores Increase Revenues and Enhance Higher Education Affordability for Students, an educational technology platform that partners with college bookstores to increase their revenues and to enhance higher education affordability for students, officially launched today at the CAMEX Campus Market Expo 2012 in the Salt Palace.

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Apple Dives Into Textbook Game

On January 19, Apple held a much-hyped education event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City where the company revealed its move into the textbook distribution market with the release of the iBooks 2 and iBooks Author apps.

Notable for its higher ed implications, iBooks Author is available as a free download from the Mac App Store and lets anyone with a Mac create iBooks textbooks and publish them to Apple’s iBookstore. Education technology experts weigh in on how this could change how professors disseminate information.

California State U To Trade Ad Campaign For Cheaper Textbooks

An ad campaign for a certain textbook publisher will appear on California State University campuses this spring in the form of memos to faculty, notices in student newspapers, and posters at bookstore counters.

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Big Savings for U.S. Students in Open-Source Book Program

Students worried about the rising cost of college textbooks are about to get a break. Connexions, an initiative at Rice University in Houston devoted to producing textbooks using open-source materials, will produce free textbooks for five of the most-attended subjects in American colleges.

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Textbook Publishers Prep For The E-Future

Textbook publishers sign on with Apple to take advantage of iPad

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BYU Bookstore Lays Off 29 Employees

Facing financial losses, the BYU Bookstore laid off 29 employees on Friday, said Carri Jenkins, a Brigham Young University spokeswoman.

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