NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AcademicPub™, which since its April 2011 launch has been leading a revolution in how course content is assembled and distributed to college students, today announced it has reached the significant milestone of signing 100 publisher partners for its widely available educator platform.
And, in a first for AcademicPub, the higher education unit of SharedBook Inc. will provide Kendall Hunt Publishing Company with a "white label" custom publishing solution, enabling the venerable Dubuque, Iowa firm to offer its content with multiple sales and fulfillment options.
Both announcements were made by Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of SharedBook Inc.
A newly inked AcademicPub partnership with Elsevier, along with recently signed deals with ASTD (American Society for Training and Development), Berghahn Books, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, IOP Publishing and University Press of Florida bring the six-month-old publishing platform to the 100 mark in publisher partners, a complete list of which is available here.
"Our research has shown that higher education instructors are as concerned as students with the high costs inherent in traditional textbooks," said Vanderlip. "Now faculty members have a way to address that problem, by utilizing our proprietary technology to gain access to more than 2 million units of high-quality, copyright-cleared content, and then to assemble, compose, price and deliver that content in e-book and/or print format."
In its push to market earlier this year, AcademicPub also learned that some publishers might prefer to enhance the availability of their content through a custom platform. This led to today's related announcement, a "white label" arrangement with industry stalwart Kendall Hunt.
"The Kendall Hunt Custom Publishing Solutions Program was already one of the best in the business, and I am confident that it will be greatly enhanced by this new partnership with us," said Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of AcademicPub parent SharedBook Inc.
AcademicPub, SharedBook Inc.'s technology platform for higher education, assembles, composes, prices and delivers custom textbooks - in e-book and/or print format. AcademicPub allows for immediate creation and inclusion of copyright-cleared content from anywhere, such as web articles, self-generated lectures or from the AcademicPub Content Library. Digital or print distribution generates a fast and easy way for educators to provide an engaging educational experience, with lower prices and up-to-the-minute materials for students. More information and free registration for faculty is available at www.academicpub.com. Headquartered in New York since 2004, SharedBook Inc. is privately held and can be found at www.sharedbook.com.