Monday, January 30, 2012

We're going to the 2012 AAPT Winter Meeting in Ontario, California!

February 4th-8th, 2012
Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA
2012 AAPT Winter Meeting
Booth #216

Attending:
Angela Battle 

For more information about the conference click here.

For more information about AcademicPub click here.

Fair Use or Foul?

A handy guide to staying on the right side of copyright clearance is available here: http://academicpub.sharedbook.com/academicpub/pdf/Fair-Use-or-Foulv.pdf

What are your experiences with copyright clearance? Is there anything in this document that you didn't know or expect?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Feature Update for January 24th

Hi everybody, we wanted to share the news with you about an exciting and oft-requested new feature for AcademicPub: multiple adds.

You no longer have to add each article separately, you can now easily add multiple relevant articles to your coursepacks, making combining chapters, articles, and cases more efficient than ever.


But wait, there's more! We've added a number of new cover options.

We now offer a number of discipline-specific templates (the cover photo in front of the new backgrounds may be changed to suit the needs of your course), here are a few samples:



In addition you can use our updated solid color cover options for your book:




And it gets even better, we'll soon be rolling out faceted search and PowerPoint compatibility!

Ready to assemble the right custom course materials for you class? With our new features combined with over 100 publishers and 2 million pieces of content, there's no excuse not to!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

AcademicPub's Custom Solution Now Deployable for Publishers


"White-Label" Offering Enables Every Academic Publisher - No Matter Its Size - to Offer State-of-the-Art Solution within Days, Five Publishers Now In Program


New York, NY, January 18, 2012 - AcademicPub™, the leading provider of custom books - print and digital - for higher education, today announced four additional "white-label" agreements with academic publishers who serve the college and university market, enabling these publishing partners to provide multiple options for sales and fulfillment to their customers.

Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of AcademicPub parent, SharedBook Inc, made the announcement.

Attracted by AcademicPub's custom branding choices, pricing control capability, print or e-book fulfillment and specialized work-flow support, three premier units of Taylor & Francis - CRC Press, a publisher of scientific and technical work; Garland Science, a specialist in developing life-science textbooks; and Routledge, a 160-year-old provider of quality academic books and journals for the humanities and social sciences - today signed white-label deals with the higher education unit of SharedBook Inc.

Lynne Rienner, known for its cutting-edge scholarly books, textbooks and journals in politics, social sciences and the humanities, is also white-labelling the AcademicPub platform, effective Feb 1.

At the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair, AcademicPub announced its first white-label deal with Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, a partnership now successfully in operation.

"Custom publishing in higher education has until now been dominated by the handful of large companies who can afford internal software development and who can outlast their own very slow time to market," said Vanderlip. "Our white-label solution is a game changer. Within a few weeks, we can cost effectively make any publisher's content available through a custom platform. This capability turns old business models on their head and saves real money, which ultimately inures to the benefit of both the publishers and the students they are serving."

Added Vanderlip: "Our message to faculty members has always been simple: your book, your way. Their response to us has also been straightforward: we want lower prices and up-to-the-minute materials for our students. With our white-label capability gaining traction, the stage is set for rapid adoption of our offering. Professors can now marry their own materials with a specific publisher's content, and with material from the Web writ large, making it faster and easier for them to prepare and to teach."

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

Contact:
James A. Boyle
Boyle Public Affairs
jim@boylepublicaffairs.com
(571) 213-3979

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Think of the Possibilities...




Are you ready to discover the perfect blend of custom course materials for your class? Visit us on the web.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

As Trend Toward Disaggregated Content Builds, Progress Accelerates For AcademicPub


Higher Ed Unit of SharedBook Inc. Secures More Partners for AcademicPub Content Library

New York, NY, January 10, 2012 - AcademicPub™, a dynamic online platform that enables college professors to create custom print or e-books quickly and cost effectively, today announced 22 additional partnerships with trusted publishing partners, accelerating in the New Year the progress it has made since launch.

Feeding a burgeoning collection of disaggregated content from the world's most prominent academic publishers, AcademicPub revealed publishing partnerships with houses on both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from Routledge in the United Kingdom to many of the most prestigious university presses in the United States and abroad.

The announcement was made by Caroline Vanderlip, CEO, SharedBook Inc., parent company of AcademicPub.

"With a seven-year track record of success serving the consumer custom book market, it is exciting to see our proprietary technology solution embraced by the academic publishing community and the institutions we collectively serve," said Vanderlip. "In the end, it's the student who benefits by being able to purchase the highest quality, copyright-cleared materials at the lowest possible price."

Launched in April 2011 with less than 20 academic publisher partners, the AcademicPub Content Library has grown nearly sixfold in only nine months, bumping that number to 111 in these early days of 2012. AcademicPub today unveiled publishing partnerships including: Brookings Institution Press, Columbia CaseWorks of Columbia Business School, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Georgetown University Press, GlobalData, J. Ross Publishers, Liverpool University Press, Morgan & Claypool, New Academic Science, New York University Press, Princeton Architectural Press, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Transaction Publishers, University of California Press, University of Chicago Press, University of Iowa Press, University of Virginia Press, University Press of Kentucky, Wilfred Laurier University Press, and Yale University Press.

Two prestigious imprints from UK-based Taylor & Francis Group have also been added to the AcademicPub Content Library. They are 160-year-old Routledge, with notable titles in the humanities and social sciences; and Psychology Press, a widely respected publisher of academic psychology books and journals. A complete list of publishing partners in the AcademicPub Content Library may be found here.

The AcademicPub Content Library, allows professors to search and select from more than two million units of copyright-cleared articles, textbook chapters, scholarly research and cases for use in their custom course packs that are dynamically created by the AcademicPub service.

In addition, other components of the AcademicPub Content Library include The Textbook Collection, which contains chapters from structured textbooks in multiple disciplines; The Scholar Collection, through which professors and researchers can add their independently authored materials to the Content Library and set the royalty payments they would like to receive; and The Open Educational Resource Collection, which provides easy access to publicly available sources such as Connexions or material from the U.S. Government.

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

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Our Booth at ASSA 2012!

We're having such a great time, come by and visit Angela Battle (abattle@sharedbook.com) at Booth #306 to learn more about custom course pack creation and how you can build the perfect textbook for your class from a library of 2 million pieces of content plus real time copyright clearance.



Can't make it to Chicago? Check us out on the web. 

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