In 2010, a group of German publishers agreed to establish a common platform for the production and distribution of digital textbooks. The publishers aimed for the common, nationwide solution for easy production of high quality interactive textbooks and their delivery to schools and students. Over 80 publishers, competing on a daily basis in a very mature market, agreed to start the project led by the German Association of Publishers.
Since the very onset in 2010, Young Digital Planet has been approached as a preferred supplier of the technology: digital books authoring tools and the distribution platform. The idea of the solution required thoughtful market research and analyses as well as well-judged deployment and implementation. After the Proof of Concept Phase in the selected German schools, the system proved to operate successfully and the idea of using electronic textbooks confirmed its usefulness among teachers and students.
The selection of Young Digital Planet as a vendor was based on the company’s technical know-how demonstrated in its proprietary technology for creating and distributing interactive publications. Services and constant development of the technology brought additional value by YDP.
Young Digital Planet owns the technology used in the project and will be offering the Digital Books platform to publishers worldwide. The international premiere of the new technology product is planned for the London Bookfair 2012.
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German Association of Publishers at Didacta 2012, presenting the Digital Schulbücher
About Young Digital Planet
Young Digital Planet is one of the world’s leading educational eContent publishers and eLearning technology providers with a strong global presence. Since 1990, Young Digital Planet has been at the forefront of new technologies developing a range of educational learning solutions and services that meet evolving needs of customers in the publishing, educational and governmental sectors. Young Digital Planet is part of the Strategic Business Unit Sanoma Learning.