Top 20 Leading Textbook Publishers

Sometimes, your school, including your assignments, defines the textbooks you should read. Some professors may insist that you study from specific textbook publishers or accredited authors relevant to the subject or class they’re presenting.

This guide will show you the top leading educational book publishers to help you in your studies.

We understand how textbooks can be expensive. So if you get a chance to earn some money back, you should take it. With that said, here are the top 20 best textbook publishers. 


Why media literacy is a shared responsibility to history and the future

When it comes to outlining the mission of libraries, few people in history have the authority of steel magnate and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, who funded the establishment of over 2500 public libraries around the world. The single largest investor in public libraries in US history, Carnegie donated much of his vast fortune to science, education, and peace efforts. In the early 1900s, Carnegie’s view was that “there is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library…”

For those who love books, libraries are sacred places. Once inside, we are surrounded by an infinity of words and inspiring ideas that span millennia; a veritable sea of knowledge waiting to be absorbed. For roughly 2,800 years, subject matter has been systematically organized for intellectual benefit. Whether stone tablets, papyrus, or the digital ones and zeroes you’re experiencing now, scholars, students, and the curious public have trusted libraries to safeguard texts both sacred and irreverent.

Libraries may enjoy a long, rich history but they are anything but archaic. While some readers still prefer physically locating a title and the satisfying sensation of flipping its paper pages, libraries are increasingly offering more digital options for consuming content.

Last year PressReader saw over 23 million library patrons read more than a billion articles from nearly 70 million newspaper and magazine issues.


Libraries are also playing much larger and essential roles for their patrons and visitors these days. They have become community gathering places, learning centers, lecture halls, and sanctuaries as the world collectively endures COVID-19. With more people staying at home during the pandemic, continued library access has huge and important impact. In these times of economic uncertainty, libraries ensure citizens stay connected to health updates and potentially life-saving information. […]

How publishers and libraries support a sustainable future for journalism together

So, if journalism’s role is to be the fourth estate in a democratic society and libraries are equally essential for a democratic society, shouldn’t media companies and libraries work together? Together they’ll achieve the same goal: freedom of the press and access to the trusted sources that matter. 

A word’s meaning and its ability to inspire can often be limited, open to interpretation, and manipulation. As readers seeking trustworthy opinions and concepts, who can we rely on to communicate factual ideas, and support a sustainable future for journalism in our digital age? The answer involves a partnership, one that safeguards against misinformation, allows access to information for everyone, and ensures those hungry for empowering knowledge are never starved for truth. At PressReader, we believe those partners are publishers and libraries. 

Co-pilots on a mission

Assuming, as we all do, that quality content deserves compensation, what is the mission of journalism today?  According to the American Press Institute, journalism’s mission is to “provide citizens with the information they need to make the best possible decisions about their lives, their communities, their societies, and their governments.”  

The News Media Association in the UK adds that it plays a vital role in a democratic society, and in 1841, Thomas Carlyle called it the “fourth estate”.

“Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important for all.

Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian and essayist

Now, let’s review the mission of libraries.

In the early 1900s, Andrew Carnegie called free public libraries “the cradle of democracy.” Later, in 1941, President Roosevelt said libraries were “essential to the functioning  of a democratic society.”

Today, the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) states that a library’s purpose is to give everyone the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop.  And it explicitly includes people neglected by “economic logic.”

So, if journalism’s role is to be the fourth estate in a democratic society and libraries are equally essential for a democratic society, shouldn’t media companies and libraries work together? Together they’ll achieve the same goal: freedom of the press and access to the trusted sources that matter. 

Fact-based journalism is under attack 

Over the past few years, press freedom and democratic access to quality, trusted journalism has deteriorated. With greater frequency, those who should be accountable in government and society live outside the media ecosystem entirely, reaching billions of people with whatever lies and propaganda they want to spread through social media and other digital channels. […]

PressReader helps local publishers reach an international library audience

PressReader is passionate about including niche and community publications in its all-you-can-consume platform. We’re rooting for homegrown content and local publications, and we’re pushing to share them with global audiences, because we believe these independent and regional voices matter.  

For libraries, the inclusion of local publishers on PressReader is essential, too. Librarians are continuously striving to curate a diverse publication list that keeps their patrons informed of the local news and current events that matter most to them. With PressReader, they can gain access to top-tier publications, small news outlets and everything in between, all while supporting publishers of every size. After all, quality journalism must be paid for so that it continues to be produced.[…]

The international library: how libraries differ in these 3 countries

With this in mind, we’ve put together an overview of how libraries differ in Canada, New Zealand and the United States: three of the countries where we have library partnerships.

At PressReader, we talk a lot about the importance and value of variety. For instance, if people access content from different places and sources, they have a better chance of developing strong media literacy skills, fostering empathy and broadening their perspectives. 

This same principle also applies to library leaders that want to enhance their library’s offerings and better serve their communities. With insight into how different types of libraries provide meaningful resources to their patrons, library leaders can make more informed decisions — knowing what works and what doesn’t — and have a pool of resources they can tap into for inspiration […]

Health and Wellbeing Zones launched in Merton’s libraries

An innovative new project to help improve residents’ health and wellbeing via our public libraries launched last week. More than 700 people, including local GPs, councillors and the Mayor, attended the launch of the new Health and Wellbeing Zones at Morden Library. The zones are now available in all seven of Merton libraries, as part of the MindSpace project.

The Health & Wellbeing Zones will give residents access to vital information, exclusive online content, and tech gadgets to help improve their wellbeing. An increased range of health events have also been organised, including exercise classes, yoga and weight management classes to name just a few.[…]

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