e-Textbooks: Driving the Future of Education


Publishers in the textbook market today face an unprecedented array of challenges as more universities and K12 schools adopt laptop programs. This session provides an overview of this familiar terrain and presents a possible solution to all of these problems: e-textbooks from VitalSource.

E-books from VitalSource provide publishers with a secure, portable, highly interactive platform for delivering content along with flexible business and pricing models publishers need to effectively meet a variety of market demands.

William Chesser

Ingram Digital Group

William Chesser came to
VitalSource in January 1997 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill School of Education where he was working as Assistant Director of a
nationwide K-12 reform project. He has received a B.A. in English from the
University of North Carolina and a M.A. in English from North Carolina
Central University.

Matt Harris

Ingram Digital Group

Matt Harris
joined VitalSource in March 2000 from Fence Creek Publishing, LLC, where he
was Co-Founder and Publisher. Fence Creek specializes in publishing books
and material for medical education. Prior to Fence Creek, Matt had been
Senior Medical Editor at W.B. Saunders. He has received a B.A. in History
from Gettysburg College and a M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.


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  • Ingram Industries

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  • Cold Fusion Entertainment

Gold Sponsor

  • Copyright Clearance Center

Silver Sponsors

  • Accenture
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Antenna House
  • Appingo
  • Bookbank
  • codeMantra
  • Connotate
  • HCL Technologies
  • Innodata Isogen, Inc.
  • itechne
  • LibreDigital
  • Lulu
  • Malloy
  • Mark Logic
  • Media Services Group
  • Microsoft Live Search Books
  • Near-Time
  • Qoop
  • RSuite
  • Value Chain International

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  • Publishers Weekly

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