Friday, October 28, 2011

End of Day Links for October 28th, 2011

A roundup of things from around the web this week that we considered interesting:

Sherly Nussbaum-Beach gives a rigorous defense of just that, rigor.

Ideas for how to overcome socio-economic issues involved with Bringing Your Own Device (BYOD) from The Innovative Educator.

The CITE notes a new survey on Academic ebooks from the University of California Libraries.

A. Graham Down asks Do Students Need Depth More than Breadth?

Drew Olanoff at The Next Web says that The Future of Education Lies in Technology.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Twitter Roundup for October 26th, 2011

A roundup of some of our favorite #highered tweets as of late:

Journals, blogs &social media maximize impact by increasing ‘academic footprint’ 

I have said this for quite awhile. Digital Literacy is the Bedrock for Lifelong Learning

Will there be a day while I'm still a student that I could have all my textbooks on an iPad?

Colleges Use Custom Textbooks to Cut Overall Student Expenses: Students across the nation have been expressing t...

Books vs. Internet: Whose Information Is More Accurate? | Publishing Perspectives

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

End of Day Links for 10/20/11 (AcademicPub and Custom Books Edition)

We found a number of recent blog posts this week from around the web talking about the future of textbooks. Unsurprisingly, and happily, they all mention AcademicPub and the power of custom course book creation:

I Know, They Made You Take This Class marvels at the idea of custom textbooks for $15 and asks about students and books compiled by instructors.

DDD/JOURNAL notes that AcademicPub could be a great way to create "school or regional specific textbooks" that adhere to the new Common Core in k12.

Joel Gehman says that the recent story in the Chronicle of Higher Education caught his eye.

PROVisions believes it's time for college professors to rejoice.

Test Drive Grade School Online announces that custom textbooks are the next textbook revolution.

Finally, Baltimore Fishbowl asks if textbooks can get cheaper by going digital.*

*(Answer: Yes!)

As always, be sure to keep up with us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn for updates on what we're up to and news from around the world of education.

Friday, October 14, 2011

End of Day Links, 10/14/11 Resources for Faculty Edition

Advice from around the web that could be helpful to professors:

Communications and Higher Education has a great list of resources for junior faculty members at her blog.

College Ready Writing talks about work-life balance.

NEXT further discusses time management.

Faculty Focus has a feature on student engagement in the college classroom

FemaleScienceProfessor suggests encouraging your students to complain early and often if they are unhappy with class.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our Content Library

Perhaps you saw the recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that featured AcademicPub in a discussion of digital tools that are helping make textbooks more affordable?

Ready to be even more excited about the platform?

Well, did you know that Academic Pub's Content Library features:
  • Over 100 Publishers Including:
    • Cambridge University Press
    • Elsevier
    • Princeton University Press
    • Taylor & Francis
    • American Institute of Physics
  • More than two million pieces of content available.
  • Content search by Title, Discipline, Topics, Author, Provider, or Industry.
  • Real-time copyright clearance.
  • Real-time, transparent pricing
  • The ability to combine with materials from anywhere such as web articles and lecture notes.
Interested? Visit us today.

For a full list of content providers click here.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

AcademicPub Now Has Over 100 Publishing Partners


Higher Education Unit of SharedBook Inc. Adds Elsevier to Content Library, 
Signs "White Label" Deal with Kendall Hunt

New York, NY, October 12, 2011 - 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.

About AcademicPub

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


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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Twitter Round Up for October 5th, 2011

The best parts of our twitter output for our blog readers from the past few days:

Follow our stream directly on Twitter @AcademicPub

Why do some people learn faster?
Can Apple Products Pave the Way for Personal Learning?
How will academic journal publishers respond to open access?  
discusses how many scholarly conferences to go to a year