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Ingram acquires etextbook platform CourseSmart 

5 March 2014

In the US, Ingram Content Group’s Vital Source Technologies business has acquired the assets of CourseSmart, an etextbook platform founded by Macmillan, Cengage, John Wiley, McGraw-Hill Education and Pearson in...

OUP Australia titles to be sold internationally 

19 February 2014

Books published by Oxford University Press Australia are now being licensed in international territories by the rights team at OUP UK, reports the Bookseller. Anne-Marie Hansen, head of rights at OUP UK,...

Saffin appointed Macmillan Education MD 

17 January 2014

Peter Saffin has been appointed as the new managing director of Macmillan Education Australia. Saffin has been promoted from his previous role as general manager of secondary at Macmillan Education...

More publishers join Copyright Agency’s LearningField 

19 September 2013

Cengage Learning, Helleman Books and PCS Publications have signed up to the Copyright Agency’s LearningField etextbook subscription service for secondary schools. The Copyright Agency said in a statement this week...

NZ educational publisher Learning Media to close 

5 September 2013

New Zealand educational publisher Learning Media will close within coming months. The board of Learning Media said in a statement on 4 September that the government-owned company will be ‘wound...

CourseSmart offers flat-fee etextbook rentals 

23 August 2013

In the US, digital course material provider CourseSmart has launched a subscription pack that allow students to rent six etextbooks for a flat fee of US$200 (A$222), considerably less than...

Edify appointed Pearson distributor in New Zealand 

22 July 2013

Edify, a new distribution company founded by former managing director of Pearson New Zealand Adrian Keane, will take over the sales and distribution of Pearson’s educational products in New Zealand in...

Pearson to close NZ education business

12 June 2013

Pearson has announced that it will close its educational publishing business in New Zealand by the end of August. Pearson Australia and New Zealand CEO David Barnett said in a...