Lê Hoàng Hải, deputy general director of Việt Nam Education Publishing House. Lê Hoàng Hải, deputy general director of Việt Nam Education Publishing House, talks with Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper about the printing and distribution plan for textbooks ahead of the 2019-2020 academic year In 2018, there was a shortage of textbooks in some localities after authorities lowered print orders to avoid collecting too much inventory ahead of the implementation of the new first grade curriculum next year. What has the publishing house done to avoid shortages? In order to overcome the textbook shortage, we have established a hotline to receive feedback from parents and students. This year is the final year of the current educational programme for first graders, so the publishing house has decided to provide local distributors with 1 per cent of the inventory of textbooks [for first graders] to ensure the shortage … [Read more...] about Publisher fights textbook shortage
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VietNamNet Bridge - The Education Publishing House has finally stated that it will not raise textbook prices for the 2019-2020 academic year. At first, the Education Publishing House announced that the textbook price would increase by 30 percent but then changed its mind. Analysts believe that the final decision was made following intervention by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) which sent an urgent dispatch to the publishing house. The Education Publishing House has complained about losses from textbook publication for many years. It has had to pay more for its workforce, printing house and transportation, but has not received financial support from the state. Parents have been warned that the publishing house will try to raise textbook prices, sooner or later. RELATED NEWS New policy may make it more difficult to control textbook market Price of textbooks to remain same for 2018-19 school year Mai Chi … [Read more...] about Education Publishing House will not raise textbook prices
Education Publishing House: is it making a profit or taking a loss? The controversy continues. VietNamNet Bridge - The Education Publishing House (EPH) reported that it incurs a loss of VND40 billion each year in printing and distributing textbooks. Publishing is carried out in accordance with the Education and Publishing Laws However, its financial report shows that it makes a profit of VND150 billion, though textbooks account for 60 percent of revenue. In principle, textbooks, after being compiled and edited, must get approval from an inspection team before they are signed into publishing by Minister of Education and Training The content of textbooks must not be amended without the education ministry’s approval. The content of textbooks has remained unchanged since 2002-2008, when the textbooks were first published. US$1=VND22,000 RELATED NEWS New policy may make it more difficult to control textbook market Is there a new battle for textbook market share? Kim Chi … [Read more...] about Education Publishing House: is it making a profit or taking a loss? The controversy continues.
The Gioi (World) Publishing House and its partner Dinh Ti Books Company have recalled all picture books titled “Wow! Amazing Secrets for students,” after many readers spotted them carrying the bogus map. The nine-dash line is something conjured up by China to lay bogus claim to huge swathes of the East Sea, also known as the South China Sea. The line violates Vietnam’s sovereignty over its waters, including two archipelagoes. The book, published in March last year, includes 12 volumes dedicated to secondary and high school students. However, many parents found one of its volumes containing the controversial nine-dash line. Doan Tran Lam, editor-in-chief of the publishing house, admitted to the mistake and asked its partner to withdraw all the distributed books nationwide and refund customers. “The book conveyed good messages for students but it included an “extremely tiny” illustrative map with the controversial nine-dash line, and editors and … [Read more...] about Vietnam publishing house recalls picture books with bogus Chinese map
The Hanoitimes - The book offers details of a Vietnamese deadly battle with China in the South China Sea, which Vietnam calls the East Sea. Fortis, a US publishing house has bought the rights to translate into English and publish worldwide a Vietnamese book titled "Gac Ma-Immortal Circle". The Vietnamese book "Gac Ma-Immortal Circle" The book retells a battle in 1988, in which 64 Vietnamese navy soldiers died during their fight against Chinese invasion, to defend Vietnam’s Gac Ma (Johnson South) reef in Spratly Islands. James Zumwalt, an internationally acclaimed US author and former Vietnam War veteran, represented the US-based publishing house at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City last Sunday to discuss the deal. All the revenue from the deal would be used to support families of the battle's veterans and fallen soldiers. 10,000 copies of the book were sold ten days after its first publication last month while the second edition was released with 20,000 … [Read more...] about US publishing house buys rights to Vietnamese book on Gac Ma battle