- Copyright Page
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Publishing History
- Copyright and Publishing: Symbiosis in the Digital Environment
- Publishing and Society
- Publishing and Culture: The Alchemy of Ideas
- Publishing and Information
- Networks: From Text to Hypertext, from Publishing to Sharing, from Single Author to Collaborative Production
- Publishing and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Economics of Publishing
- The Strategy of Publishing
- Globalization and Publishing
- Curation in Publishing: Curatorial Paradigms, Filtering, and the Structure of Editorial Choice
- Trade Publishing
- Academic Publishing
- Educational Publishing: How It Works: Primary and Secondary Education Publishing
- Organizational Structures in Publishing
- Book Design
- Publishing and Technology
- Marketing for Publishing
- The Future of Publishing: Eight Thought Experiments
Abstract and Keywords
In the first part of this chapter, we will briefly outline the main characteristics of educational publishing that are common in the majority of developed and developing countries. In the second part, we will demonstrate how, in different countries, some of these common characteristics have been modified in accordance with different prevalent values as well as different educational systems. We will also discuss how digitization has changed educational publishing and why ‘the logic of the classroom’ has led to the digitization of educational materials moving slower than expected by digital pundits. We will examine how these changes have affected trade publishing as well as how the skills and competencies of educational publishers differ from the skills and competencies inherent in trade publishing.
Miha Kovač is Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies at the University of Ljubljana. Before joining academia, he worked as a publisher for the two biggest Slovene publishing houses and was a consultant to textbook publishers in a variety of Central and East European countries. He is the author of more than fifty articles and four books on book publishing.
Mojca K. Šebart is Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Ljubljana. Her research topics include preschool and family education, authority, moral education, multicultural and Roma education, citizenship education, classroom and school culture, assessment in education, and textbooks. She is author and co-author of several books and numerous articles published in internationally recognized journals.
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