The new head of an electronic publishing trade group has vowed to promote the growth of eBooks in schools.

Nicholas Bogaty, founder of the online intellectual property marketplace, was tapped to head the Open eBook Forum in April. Bogaty became the third executive director in the four-year history of the group, which aims to establish common specifications for electronic publishing.

By bringing aboard an industry pioneer as its new leader, the forum also intends to jump-start a movement that has been slow to catch on so far among consumers.


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