Jakarta’s ebook policy misses target by a mile

From the Jakarta Post:

Poor planning and a weak digital culture are being blamed for the failure of the government’s e-book program, now in its second year, in growing its readership among students in Jakarta.

Several students and teachers told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday, the second day of the new school term, that they were not even aware of the existence of the Rp 20 billion (US$2.2 million) government
program.

...The policy was initially aimed at countering high book prices by turning to the digital world to make books more affordable and accessible to more students.

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