Jason Wilson

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Is college such a rocky place that the digital textbook’s seed can find no purchase?

September 5, 2014

From the NYT this week, Surviving Battle With Amazon, Entrepreneur Picks New Fight: Q. Are paper textbooks going away? A. Digital did come to trade, but in textbooks there’s been very little movement. We are deploying technology into as many campuses as we possibly can on the back of physical books. When the time comes, we will [...]

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Repurposing & Customer Insights

August 27, 2014

Some posts worth sharing on the legal publishing front: Robert McKay, Ever Cuddled an Aardvark? Ever Studied Zymurgy? (Jan. 2, 2014): “The point was made to me recently by a knowledgeable executive in one of the big professional publishers that for the most part they believe they have all the content they need and are [...]

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Casetext: A challenge for lawyers, law professors, law librarians, and law students.

July 28, 2014

I have no dog in this hunt, but after fucking around with Casetext for a little while I think we have the opportunity to exploit the platform for some interesting discussions regarding the law and legal research. As the ever-connected Bob Ambrogi pointed out today, Casetext has added “Communities” to it’s crowdsourced website of California, [...]

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Saying goodbye to a friend and colleague.

July 9, 2014

Last week, we lost a dear friend and colleague of over 16 years, Jeffrey Hunter. The circumstances of his passing and the effect that it has had on our company family cannot be conveyed in words because it isn’t something to read about, only to be told. Jeff was fantastically original, and I mean that [...]

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Holy crap! We made an Internet thing.

June 12, 2014

Well, it’s a done deal now. Jones McClure Publishing has officially released most of it’s Texas content online in a new platform called “O’Connor’s Online.” After several years of hard work, we’ve finally gotten into the content as a service game. There are so many words I could write about this process and my thoughts [...]

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The Aspen Casebook Controversy: A publisher’s perspective

June 9, 2014

So, last month the shit hit the fan when WoltersKluwer’s Aspen imprint announced a new program for law school casebooks called “Connected Casebook.” Under the program (as announced at the beginning of May), a student would receive: A new, bound version of the casebook, which can be marked-up, highlighted, and kept through the length of [...]

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Remember Law Genius? No? That’s okay, the guy behind the idea is now out at Rap Genius.

May 27, 2014

Well, it comes as no surprise to me, but this past weekend saw the quick dismissal of Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam from the company after a series of tasteless annotations to Elliot Rodger’s (the young man behind the mass killings at University of California, Santa Barbara last week) manifesto. You might remember Moghadam from a couple [...]

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The Power of One Tweet

May 7, 2014

As I watch (and participate in) the Twitterfall of the #SingforNicole campaign to get One Direction to dedicate a single song at a single concert in honor of a truly devoted fan who lost her life to a disease whose original name predates the band members’ birthdays, I can’t help but think about the power [...]

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