Gap Fill - Textbooks - Level 5


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The world's largest publisher will phase out printed textbooks. Pearson has decided to make all its resources "digital first". It said the industry's is in e-books and digital services. Pearson CEO John Fallon told the BBC: "We are now over the digital point. Over half our revenues come from digital sales, so we've in other like newspapers or music or in , that it is time to flick the switch in how we make and create our products." He said: "I am increasingly confident and about this."

Pearson said a big of e-books is they can be updated. This means teachers will always have to the latest versions. Mr Fallon said Pearson would end its business of revising printed course books every three years. This model has dominated the for over four . Fallon said a digital environment enables learning in "a much more way". He added the e-books will appeal to the "Netflix and Spotify ". Textbook writers are worried they will earn less as digital are sold on a subscription .

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