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The world's education publisher, Pearson, has said it will phase out printed textbooks. It has taken a to make all of its learning "digital first". Pearson said the future of the industry is in e-books and digital . Pearson CEO John Fallon explained more about the company's future . He told the BBC: "We are now over the digital tipping . Over half our annual revenues come from digital sales, so we've decided, a bit like in other industries like newspapers or music or in broadcast, that it is to flick the switch in how we primarily make and create our products." He added: "I am confident and excited about this."

Pearson said a huge of digital books is that they can be updated, which means teachers will always have to the latest versions of textbooks. Mr Fallon said Pearson would stop its business model of revising printed course books every three years. He said this has dominated the industry for over four and is now past its use-by date. Fallon said: "We learn by engaging and sharing with , and a digital environment enables you to do that in a much more way." He added the digital books will appeal to the "Netflix and Spotify ". Textbook writers are worried they will earn less from their books as digital products are sold on a subscription .

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