Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Platform Release for November 29th, 2011

We just released a new version of our custom course-book building platform!

Most excitingly, our new "share" feature allows collaboration, peer review, and staff engagement/assistance as you prepare your course materials. Assembling the perfect book for you class just got easier with this update:

Peers can review your custom book.

• You can send and receive feedback to and from your colleagues and staff to customize your book perfectly.

• Your colleagues within your university can edit a copy of your book and adopt it for their own course.

We have also upgraded our preview page, allowing you a more comprehensive view of full information regarding prices and charges, allowing you to keep costs low for your students. So, as always, you can commit and distribute your book to your students, in digital or print, in just a few clicks.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

New Content for 11/22/11: Zombies, Facebook, and Debt

What do Zombies and Facebook have in common? Well, for one, we have great new texts about both of them. Here are some recent additions to our Content Library:

Debtor Nation (Princeton University Press, 2011, ISBN 9781400838400) by Louis Hyman, PhD: According to the publisher, Dr. Hyman's book is a "nuanced history of consumer credit practices in the United States [that] shows how little loans became big business"

Andrew Allentuck of the Financial Post calls this title "an elegantly crafted historical analysis of how consumer credit grew to a colossus, Debtor Nation is compelling reading. As a well-documented financial analysis, Debtor Nation exposes the weak underside of lenders' balance sheets."

Facebook in 2011 (Stanford Graduate School of Business case study, 2011): 
A comprehensive case study on where Facebook currently stands, where it has come from, and where it might be going. A must read and a piece that would fit in nicely in many marketing, business, or social media classes.

Theories of International Politics and Zombies (Princeton University Press, 2011, ISBN 9781400837984) by Daniel W. Drezner Ph.d: 
The author of The Sanctions Paradox and All Politics is Global has written an introductory text for international relations with a wicked twist; how would the various international organizations, governments, the UN and more would react if the world was overrun by zombies.

Scott McLemee of Inside HigherEd says that "Besides offering a condensed and accessible survey of how various schools of international-relations theory would respond, he reviews the implications of a zombie crisis for a nation's internal politics and its psychosocial impact. He also considers the role of standard bureaucratic dynamics on managing the effects of relentless insurgency by the living dead. While a quick and entertaining read, Theories of International Politics and Zombies is a useful introductory textbook on public policy--as well as a definitive monograph for the field of zombie studies."


As always, you can mix and match the above titles with any of other thousands of pieces of content from over one hundred different publishers in our library. Click here for more information on our content library and free registration information.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Textbook Roundup for November 16th, 2011

Some articles from around the web that have caught our eye recently:

Dr. Justin Marquis talks about the difference between "custom" textbooks and custom textbooks.

Richard Byrne points to an open math supplement, which reminded us that one of the benefits of using a custom text is that you can choose your own supplements from anywhere on the internet (or even create your own).

Nelly DeSa, a student, writes about the Textbook Pinch.

And finally Ken Ronkowitz at Serendipity35 asks if your students are buying the textbook...

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Monday, November 7, 2011

AcademicPub Poll

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

AcademicPub Survey

We have a short survey up that we'd love you take, you needn't be a registered user to answer it...

(Note: Survey updated on 11/3/11)