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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