CUSTOM PUBLISHING TAKES HOLD IN HIGHER ED MARKET AS EIGHT NEW CONTENT PROVIDERS SIGN WITH ACADEMICPUB
New York, NY, June 5, 2012 -
The world of academic publishing continued to tip toward a custom future as eight more top content providers, including four with noteworthy nursing and medical content, signed deals with AcademicPub™, the leading provider of custom books - print and digital - to the higher education market.
Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of AcademicPub parent SharedBook Inc., made the announcement.
Providers of nursing and medical content, recognized globally for their high quality, are: F.A. Davis, Jones & Bartlett Learning (a division of Ascend Learning), SEEd Medical Publishers, and Thieme Medical Publishers. Other new AcademicPub publishing partners are: Brill Publishing, Broadview Press, Cornell University Press, and University of Toronto Press.
Launched in April 2011, AcademicPub now partners with 140 publishers whose content is available in chapters in the AcademicPub content library, which now houses more than 3 million units of material for use in college and university courses. A complete list of publishers in the AcademicPub Content Library may be found here.
"The academic market is dynamically changing," said Vanderlip. "We help publishers to stay ahead of the digital curve, and it is gratifying that so many valued publishing partners have chosen to work with us in the past 12 months. Together, we are moving expeditiously to load their high-quality content onto our platform, which serves more higher education instructors each and every week."
Vanderlip elaborated that a confluence of forces - rising textbook costs, the growth of e-readers and the push across disciplines for more current and relevant course materials - has led to the exponential growth of AcademicPub publishing partnerships, as well as an explosion in the "chunks" or units of content made available for its easy-to-use platform.
AcademicPub, Sharedbook Inc's technology platform for higher education, assembles, composes, prices and delivers custom textbooks - in eBook 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.
Contact for AcademicPub:
James A. Boyle
Boyle Public Affairs