Friday 24 April 2015, Amsterdam
The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Digital Education Publishing Market: Cengage Learning Inc., Hachette Livre SA, Macmillan Publishers Ltd., McGraw-Hill Education and Pearson plc
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Cambridge University Press, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford University Press, Springer Science+Business Media and Thomson Reuters.
The report said: “One key trend emerging in this market is a change in value propositions. With digitization of textbooks, the role of traditional print publishing will change in the coming years; publishers will no longer enjoy a competition-free environment, which broadens the market for new entrants such as small-scale companies and self-publishers.”
According to the report, digital education publishing offers device portability and reading convenience. Students, especially in the K-12 and Post-secondary segments, do not have to carry bulky textbooks. . E-readers, tablets and other devices provide easy access to the same content as in a print book.
Further, the report states that one of the biggest challenges that the market faces is the threat from free books available online. Most of the publications available are for the Education industry, primarily catering to the Post-secondary Education segment.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.