New York, NY, November 6, 2012 - Liza Murphy, an accomplished publishing professional with global sales and marketing experience in the academic, educational and reference arenas, today was named Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development for AcademicPub, a leading provider of custom books - print and digital - for the higher education community.

The announcement was made by Caroline Vanderlip, CEO, SharedBook Inc., to whom Murphy reports.

"Since our launch 18 months ago, AcademicPub has been putting the pieces in place to build a successful long-term business," said Vanderlip. "With thousands of professors registered and almost a hundred schools now offering custom versions of the real time course builder, we are poised to extend our growing reach on college and university campuses across North America. Now we have Liza Murphy on board to drive our sales team to make that happen, and I couldn't be more pleased."

Murphy joins AcademicPub from Cambridge University Press, where she served for more than eight years as Director, Sales and Marketing, Americas, with responsibility for sales and marketing of Cambridge's academic and professional books in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, and Latin America.

From 1995 - 2004, Murphy held senior roles at Oxford University Press, USA, including Vice President and Director of Sales, where she was responsible for U.S. off-campus sales, and for international and special markets. Previously, Murphy was Vice President, International Marketing at Simon & Schuster International Group, where she managed distribution of Prentice Hall titles and marketing information worldwide, and organized global publishing forums.

Murphy began her publishing career as Director of Marketing Services for Maxwell Macmillan International, where she rose in two years to Assistant Vice President. A recipient of a B.A. in Advertising from San Jose State University, Murphy also completed a graduate course in International Business Development at Ashridge Business School in the United Kingdom. Murphy lives in Brooklyn, NY and often speaks at New York University publishing conferences.

About AcademicPub
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 Headquartered in New York since 2004, SharedBook Inc. is privately held and can be found at

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