UK a smart bet for Pearson as schools look to digital future

The Pearson stand at BETT

Mark Piesing looks at the opportunities and challenges for Pearson in the UK market.

Check out my first piece for The Bookseller by clicking on the link here (subscription required) for the online version or here for the print version in all its glory.


How Publishers Can Boost the Value of Intellectual Property


What if the value of a publisher’s IP isn’t just content but organizational, too? A key consultant says publishers need a reproducible process as much as creativity.

Check out my recent hit piece for the New York based Publishing Perspectives in full below or click here to read the original.

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Written by me: my favourite articles of 2016.


Over the last twelve months I have written about fifty stories  on mostly science and technology for brands like BBC Future, The Economist,  i newspaper and Publishing Perspectives.

Here are some of my favourites from those that have so far appeared online in no particular order…

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The aerial tankers that helped shrink the globe and are shaping its future


Aerial refuelling has been enthusiastically embraced by air forces around the world since the 1950s. Will we now see airliners refuelled the same way?

Read my latest piece for BBC Future in full below or by following this link.

“When I spent time on alert when the Cold War was on, I had to spend a week underground in a bunker,” says Chris Hoctor, former crew member of a United States Air Force refuelling tanker aircraft and author of Voices from an Old Warrior, recalling his time in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) in the 1980s.

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