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Morning Links — Proofreading tips for self-publishers
February 27, 2013 | 9:15 am

proofreading Ten Proofreading Tips for Self-Publishers (Media Shift) McGraw-Hill Digital Learning Tools Released for Canadian Students (Good e-Reader) Buy a Nook HD+, Get a $50 Gift Card (The Digital Reader) How Some Authors Buy Spots on Bestseller Lists (Media Bistro) Kindle Daily Deals: Dead Asleep by Jaime Freveletti (and 3 others)  ...

McGraw-Hill: We don’t need no education publishers
November 30, 2012 | 12:21 pm

  By Andy Richardson, CEO of Influential Software It’s a case of another week, another publishing takeover. This week, McGraw-Hill announced that it was offloading its education publishing business, though this time not to another publisher. The private equity arm of investment firm Apollo Global Management will take control of the textbook publisher, which has undershot its revenue targets in seven of the last eight quarters and has been on the market for a year. Apollo’s decision to invest nearly $2.5 billion in the company is a signal that the money men believe there’s still a lot of profit to be made from educational publishing. What’s less clear, however, is...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 27, 2012 | 9:08 am

A Call for Fair eBook Pricing- Site-Based Pricing Has Small Schools Over-Charged (The Digital Shift) Barnes & Noble Launches Nook for Android and iOS in UK (Digital Book World) McGraw-Hill Sells Off Education Unit for 2.5B (GigaOM) Bookboard Beta Introduces 300 Children's Titles (Good E-Reader) Kindle Daily Deal: Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon & A Dragon Moves In by Lisa Falkenstern  ...

McGraw-Hill Exec: Tech will make us rethink age grouping in schools
September 28, 2012 | 9:41 am

classroomHere's an interesting article quoting a publishing exec who thinks technology will make us rethink age grouping in schools and organize them instead by competency. The executive, Jeff Livingston, points to online platforms like Khan Academy and Coursera as examples of technological innovation that allow students to progress and learn at their own pace. From the article: "In a virtual roundtable with reporters, he said, 'What does it mean to be a 9th grader or 10th grader beyond being a certain age? … It doesn’t make sense that all the 15-year-olds are in this grade and all the 16-year-olds are in that...

McGraw-Hill Creates iPad Edition of the World’s Most Influential Medical Textbook
January 23, 2012 | 10:06 am

Harrison med covef From the press release: McGraw-Hill today announced the launch of Harrison's for the iPad, the digital edition of the world's most influential medical textbook, Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, created exclusively for the world's most sought after tablet computer, the Apple iPad. Harrison's for the iPad was developed in partnership with Inkling, creators of the pre-eminent interactive content platform for the iPad. It leverages the mobility, rich media, and processing power of the iPad to enliven its content, improve speed of reference, and expand the learning experience for clinicians and medical students alike. The iPad's state-of-the-art platform and...

McGraw-Hill formally launches ebook library for libraries
May 12, 2011 | 3:42 pm

Screen shot 2011 05 12 at 3 42 11 PM From a M-H News Release: McGraw-Hill Professional announces the launch of the McGraw-Hill eBook Library,www.MHeBookLibrary.com, a state-of-the-art platform delivering unparalleled access to the publisher’s premium content for institutions around the world.  Responding to librarians’ and patrons’ evolving digital information needs, McGraw-Hill has taken the revolutionary step of providing unlimited concurrent usage to the digital library so patrons can access high-quality curated content from world-renowned authorities. A powerful online resource, the McGraw-Hill eBook Library provides more than 1,000 titles in collections that are continuously updated with new eBooks.  Users can access hundreds of thousands of pages of content from authors who are leaders...

Select McGraw-Hill educational math apps free until 4/16
April 15, 2011 | 11:23 am

Mcgraw hill41511 Found this at the Unofficial Apple Weblog.  Evidently its been going on all week, but during the conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics the following apps will be free: Everyday Mathematics Addition Top-It: 0 to 10 basic addition and number comparison game Everyday Mathematics Subtraction Top-It: 0 to 10, 2-digit subtraction and number comparison game Everyday Mathematics Name That Number: Computation and order of operations game Everyday Mathematics Monster Squeeze: Octopus monster-themed number comparison and recognition game Everyday Mathematics Equivalent Fractions: Fraction flashcard game Everyday Mathematics Tric-Trac: one or two-player addition game Everyday Mathematics Beat the Computer:...

McGraw-Hill Create: customized ebooks for the classroom
April 14, 2011 | 9:11 am

Images From CNBC: The McGraw-Hill Create platform enables instructors to easily customize digital content for their courses, combining their own course-specific materials with a range of other resources. Instructors have instant access to a vast library of McGraw-Hill resources to develop instructional materials adapted specifically to the needs of local markets. At Create's core is a Google-like search engine functionality that enables professors to immediately pull from a wide range of quality content, including 4,000 McGraw-Hill textbooks, 5,500 articles, 11,000 literature, philosophy and humanities readings, and 25,000 business case studies from prominent providers...

Publishing Business Conference: Are we authors? curators? or technologists?
April 4, 2011 | 11:50 am

Publishing businessDavid Aldea, Strategic Consultant, Digital Transformation/Digital Innovation, The McGraw-Hill Cos. We are becoming more connected and less private, and seem to be OK with that. Over 70% of world's population have mobile phones and in US 90% of population have phones and 85% of children have phones. Apple has sold over 60 million iPhones with an ereader built in. 87% of people with ereaders have incomes of over 100K; largest demographic is between 35 and 54. Market for ereaders in 2010 was about $460M. New demographic, called young people, is saying I want what I want,...

5 E-Book Trends That Will Change the Future of Publishing
December 28, 2010 | 11:14 am

download.jpegPhilip Ruppel, the president of McGraw-Hill Professional, has an article with the above name in Mashable today. His 5 trends are: 1. Enhanced ebooks are coming and will only get better; 2. The device war is nearly over; 3. The $9.99 ebook won't last forever Amazon popularized the $9.99 price point for best-seller trade titles, driving the widespread consumer adoption of the Kindle and consumption of e-books. This has caused confusion among many consumers who simply think every e-book should be $9.99 or less. But the majority of titles offered on Amazon are priced above $9.99, especially those with unique interactive features. For...

Textbook companies to partner with ScrollMotion to put content on iPad
February 2, 2010 | 9:05 pm

scrollmotion Now we know what McGraw-Hill’s CEO was talking about when he leaked that the iPad existed and would support his company’s textbooks. As mentioned by Engadget, the Wall Street Journal reports that a number of textbook publishers including McGraw-Hill are partnering with e-book app company ScrollMotion to put their content on the iPad. (We previously reported on ScrollMotion’s appbook format, and McGraw-Hill and ScrollMotion teaming up to put content on the iPhone.) The Journal suggested that possible use in schools might have been one of the considerations during the iPad’s development stages. However, it will face competition...

iPad quick link roundup
January 28, 2010 | 9:55 am

ipad A few iPad quick-links: Remember how McGraw-Hill’s CEO blithely leaked about his company’s involvement with the iPad last night? Insiders tell VentureBeat that as a result, any mention of his company was entirely dropped from the iPad’s launch today. If true, not a great surprise. You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind, you don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger, and you don’t leak on a Steve Jobs launch presentation. And speaking of Jobs’s launch presentation, Engadget reports that you can now watch it streamed in its entirety. Granted, it has been pretty much “spoiled”...