SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg today announced it is significantly expanding its digital offering, adding more e-textbooks and digital content to its emerging social education platform. In addition to textbook rentals, Chegg has rapidly enhanced its services, offering a fully integrated experience with innovative digital services, including homework help, course selection and class notes. As leading education publishers choose Chegg to distribute their digital offering, Chegg will now have one of the most comprehensive textbook libraries offering millions of textbooks titles, including e-textbooks by the end of the year.
"Our goal is to connect students to the resources and tools they need to help make them be more successful throughout their academic life," said Dan Rosensweig, president and CEO at Chegg. "With the growing adoption of e-readers and tablets, Chegg is fulfilling its promise to students by providing them with the content they need in the formats they want- and with help from our publisher partners - at a price they can afford."
Unlike any other e-textbook offering, Chegg is able to ensure students have every major textbook title college students need. Partners include but are not limited to: Cengage Learning, Elsevier, F.A. Davis, Macmillan, McFarland, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, Rowman & Littlefield, Taylor and Francis, and Wiley.
Students who download the e-textbooks from Chegg will have an enhanced reading experience, complete with a one-click subject navigation. They will also be able to do all the things students have done for years with physical books, like highlighting, but with the added benefit of taking notes and searching directly in the book. Additionally, the e-textbook offering will include a "read while you wait" tool, where students can access their textbooks online while they wait for their hardcopy textbook to arrive.
To learn more about Chegg's e-textbook and digital content visit http://www.chegg.com/etextbooks/.
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students on more than 7,000 campuses nationwide use Chegg 365 days a year for: Homework help, Course selection, Note taking, Textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. As a part of the company's philanthropic efforts, Chegg is dedicated to its Chegg For Good program, where it does good for education, the environment and various communities. Since its founding in 2007, Chegg's growth has made it one of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups. From starting as a purely textbook rental company to evolving into the education network, Chegg is disrupting (and enhancing) education for millions of students. For more information, visit www.chegg.com/.