Recently the launch of Innova Press was announced. The Press will have offices in London and Reading, while it is a joint venture by three powerful Chinese companies. The largest foreign languages publisher in China has partered with the largest non-state language training provider China as well as a successful online learning provider to create this new press. Innova will create ELT and CLT (that is Chinese Language Teaching) materials for the global market.
Richard Peacock, formerly the man in charge at Garnet Education, is the president of the press and had the following to say:
We are indeed privileged to be working with such influential and cutting-edge partners. As I believe the Chinese saying goes, all things are difficult before they are easy, and the coming year or two will involve a lot of hard work and many challenges. But with the support and good will of our partners, we are confident that we will achieve our goal of becoming a leading and truly innovative international publisher.
Innova, as the name would suggest, is committed to innovating language learning materials. We can expect titles to become available in 2018 and you can bet that English Central will bring them to you.
In the meantime, if you have an answer to the question “Why does the world need a new ELT Publisher?,” send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.