That takeaway, which will impact education publishers as well science texts, was a notable point. Gray, speaking at the O'Reilly Media Tools of Change for Publishing conference in New York City, said outlined what could be the future of educational texts.
In a nutshell: think apps, not textbooks.
Gray is also co-founder of Touch Press, a fledgling publishing company. The idea is to meld storytelling and learning with interactivity.
"We're not a textbook company. What we produce is enrichment products that kids will actually check out," Gray said. "I don't think there's a future in paying for ordinary textbooks. No one will pay for simple textbooks. People will pay for interactivity."
If Gray is right, there will be a lot of upheaval in the academic publishing market.
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