The book business has seen a boom in recent years as new generations of parents and students have embraced online learning.
In the past, it was difficult for students to access textbooks because publishers and libraries typically had a monopoly on access to textbooks, but now publishers have begun to open up their supply chain to the online market.
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Stephen Miller, the CEO of Amazon Book Publishing, said that he was optimistic that his company could expand its online bookstore business to include more than just textbooks.
Miller said he would be open to a partnership with Pearson for textbooks.
It seems that the Pearson-Amazon partnership has sparked a flurry of interest from publishers in the online-book business.
Publishers are eager to partner with an online company that is open to their customers and wants to compete with publishers that have closed stores and have no store at all.
It’s an enticing opportunity for publishers, especially if the online store can become a reliable source of books for students, said Daniela Vazquez, a research fellow at the Center for Education and Business Research in Boston.
For instance, a recent survey of publishers found that 76% of the respondents would consider partnering with Pearson.
A large portion of the survey’s respondents said that they were interested in partnering with Amazon for a new online book store.
That suggests that the online book industry is looking for an opportunity to grow and grow, and it’s one that many publishers have found in recent months.
Amazon Booking is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, a division of Amazon Corporation.