I’m quoted in this piece by Josh Keller in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education regarding the investment in Inkling by Pearson and McGraw-Hill.
“Pearson and McGraw-Hill announced on Wednesday that they will take a minority stake in Inkling. The move is seen as a major endorsement from the publishing industry of the electronic-textbook start-up.
Inkling offers existing print textbooks in a multimedia-rich format designed for the iPad. The company now offers only 14 titles, but officials said it plans to make 100 available by the end of the year.
Despite the explosion of the wider e-book market and high hopes among publishers for the future of e-textbooks, colleges and their students have yet to adopt them in large numbers.”