Thursday, September 20, 2012

We're going to eBook U!

eBook U
Thomas Jefferson University
Hamilton Building
4th Floor Lobby
Philadelphia, PA
Monday, September 24, 2012
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.


Paul Palumbo

Rachel Gutson

More information on AcademicPub is available here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

We've Launched the AcademicPub Co-Op

Disruptive New Platform Allows Institutions to Retain and Leverage Intellectual Capital.

New York, NY, September 19, 2012 - AcademicPub™, the leading provider of custom course packs - print and digital - for the higher education market, today launched AcademicPub Co-Op™, introducing AcademicPub users to scalable content repositories within institutions and across disciplines, featuring course materials produced and contributed by faculty members. The announcement was made by Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of AcademicPub parent SharedBook Inc.

"AcademicPub Co-Op encourages professors to both submit course materials to - and peruse materials selected by - peers in their discipline, allowing universities to build and retain intellectual capital in a meaningful way," said Vanderlip. "This greater choice for educators will lead to more focused, quality content at lower cost for students." 

A growing number of faculty members are already creating custom course packs through AcademicPub. The new AcademicPub Co-Op allows professors to display and present their books to peers, primarily for the benefit of others at their institution, but also for instructors at schools worldwide. Faculty members in all disciplines can see what peers are offering students, and in effect can benefit from the collective expertise of the AcademicPub community of scholars and faculty members.

"AcademicPub Co-Op allows the professor who is searching for "best of" content for his course to see what a peer in that discipline has already created, and enable a seamless, copyright-cleared adoption of that material, either in whole or in part," explained Vanderlip. "For instance, a self-published, starter book could be created by one professor and then adopted or iterated by others."

Vanderlip added that institutions also benefit from AcademicPub Co-Op, as it will enable the creation of an archive of current course materials and help to empower department heads actively looking for alternate textbook options.

An AcademicPub Co-Op webinar will be held on September 24, 2012 from 2PM - 3PM EDT.

Register here.

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

Contact Info:

James A. Boyle
Boyle Public Affairs

Friday, September 14, 2012

Why Students Should Care About AcademicPub

AcademicPub Keeps Costs Down

We know that textbook costs are a big issue. That’s why we keep costs low, lower than any other provider in fact.

  • No markup on items from our content library.
  • No manual copyright research, so those costs aren’t passed through to you.
  • A live running total lets your instructor manage, piece by piece, the total price of your course pack.

AcademicPub Keeps Your Backpack from Weighing You Down

When your professor uses AcademicPub they’re often reducing what would be three, four, even five books into one, saving both you and your wallet from the strain usually associated with textbooks.

AcademicPub Offers a Variety of Features

From our own iPad Reader to the Student Bookshelf , we are continuously making the experience great for students. We get it, you want to read how you want, where you want, and at a price that you’re comfortable with it. That’s what we want too.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Add Supplemental Material To Your Course

Do you want to add supplemental material to your course?

It's not too late to give your students exactly what they need.

Last Minute Additions:

lecture/class notes
study guides
lab manuals
articles from NYT, WSJ, The Economist & more


Students get lower-priced, up-to-the-minute custom materials and educators get a fast, easy way to expand educational horizons.