11 Top Social Science and Humanities Publishers

Social science and humanities (SSH) publishing encompasses a broad range of subject areas, from anthropology and religion to music and philosophy. Types of media include print and electronic books and journals, as well as online services and databases.

Simba Information, a leading authority for market intelligence and forecasts in the media and publishing industry, recently released Global Social Science & Humanities Publishing 2016-2020. Using a combination of secondary research and competitor interviews, the report identifies eleven leading SSH publishers from around the world. Read on to learn more about the publishers that made the list.
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8 Edtech Startups to Watch

New education technology companies have entered the market and are attracting millions of dollars in funding from venture capitalists. In different ways, these companies are working to provide innovative solutions to on-going problems in education.

To learn more, check out the eight education tech companies listed below. The startups highlighted in this article are less than seven years old and have all been profiled in the Ed Tech Startup Dashboard Q3 2015 by Simba Information, a leading provider of market research and analysis.

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The Demand for Digital Instructional Materials

As schools gradually shift away from print products and move to innovative, technology-based formats, a new digital evolution is occurring in the classroom. In the U.S., growth in the number of schools, implementation of modern technological devices, and new standards and tests are all major factors contributing to the increasing demand for digital instructional materials. 

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Scholarly & Professional E-Books Outgrow More Fashionable Trade Cousins

Mention the market for e-books and most folks flash to a vision of fashion-forward urbanites wielding the latest reading device or tablet while sipping a latte in the park.

Newspapers, magazines and bloggers love to discuss consumer e-books—it’s sexier, more connected to leisure, art, culture and how people read these days—but it is not the heart and soul of the e-book market.

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Tech Start-Ups Challenging the Status Quo in Educational Publishing

The educational publishing industry traditionally has been dominated by the large textbook publishers and a few large instructional software providers. However, that has shifted. New technology companies are sprouting, changing and challenging traditional ways of providing education in schools and colleges. Investors are paying attention and pouring millions of dollars into ed tech startups in the hopes of a huge return.

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Projected 2015 Trends in the Education Industry

The K-12 and higher education publishing industry got its digital sea legs in motion in 2014, and that digital momentum is expected to continue to power growth in 2015. With the digital migration solidly under way, publishers are looking for continued growth in revenue from digital products and continued decline in the portion of their revenue generated by print. Simba Information projects the combined K-12 and higher education industry will reach $16.56 billion in 2015, up 4.7% from 2014.

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How the K-12 Education Market is Changing

Schools have clearly changed in the last decade. Classrooms, the way students are learning and interacting, and learning devices are not what they used to be. With technology becoming a prominent force for our education systems, spending for education has increased. With the market size increasing 8% from the 2012-13 to 2013-14 school year to $20.9 million, many tax payers are wondering where funds are being directed.

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Projected 2014 Trends in the Education Industry

Coming off a rebound year in 2013, particularly in the K-12 school market, educational publishers and providers of instructional materials are expected to see respectable growth throughout 2014 in the K-12 segment and more stability in the higher education segment with the total industry reaching $14.5 billion in 2014, up 9% from 2013. 

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