Pearson woes deepen over UK ebook price row
"The beleaguered education giant Pearson faces a crisis in its British universities business after it imposed steep price rises on academic libraries. A string of leading universities have stopped buying the FTSE 100 company’s teaching materials in a row over charges for ebooks, The Daily Telegraph has learned. Some top institutions, including Imperial College London, have gone so far as to seek to purge all Pearson materials from their courses, according to publishing industry sources. The price hikes have prompted Britain’s leading academic library bodies, the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) and Research Libraries UK, to write to Pearson chief executive John Fallon to appeal for a reverse in policy ..."