Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SharedBook Named "Cool Vendor" By Leading Analyst Firm

New York, NY, May 28, 2013 - SharedBook Inc.'s AcademicPub™, a technology platform for education that supports the instant selection and delivery of copyright-cleared content for both digital and printed course packs, today announced that the company has been named one of the four "Cool Vendors" in the Cool Vendors in Education1 report by Gartner, Inc.

Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of SharedBook, said, "Our inclusion in Gartner's Cool Vendors in Education report is an affirmation of the changing publishing landscape that's moving towards atomized, re-mixable, high quality, and affordable text, image and interactive content for professors, students, and universities and we're proud to be at the forefront of that movement."

In only its second year of operation, AcademicPub is working with 4,000 professors around the globe who are looking for engaging, multi-publisher content that is streamlined to their courses. They are selecting from the 8 million piece AcademicPub Content Library, the largest library of "chunked" content in the world.

About AcademicPub

AcademicPub is SharedBook Inc.'s technology platform for higher education. With a few clicks of a mouse, an instructor can assemble, compose, price and deliver custom books - in eBook and/or print format. AcademicPub allows for immediate creation and inclusion of copyright-cleared content from anywhere, such as web articles, third party content, self-generated lectures or from the 8 million-plus units of cleared material provided by the 240 publishers in the AcademicPub Content Library. The dual benefit is 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 Info

James A. Boyle
Boyle Public Affairs

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1. Gartner "Cool Vendors in Education, 2013" by Jan-Martin Lowendahl, Allen Weiner, Marti Harris, Bill Rust, May 1, 2013.


Monday, May 20, 2013

We're looking for Additional Summer Interns in NYC

We are looking for Marketing Interns who are passionate about higher education, educational technology, lowering the cost of textbooks, and publishing.

About SharedBook, Inc:

Located in the downtown New York City, SharedBook is a technology company that enables academic, corporate and consumer partners to dynamically produce personalized and customized books and documents. Please visit us at www.AcademicPub.com and www.SharedBook.com.

Internship Summary:

We are currently recruiting for candidates to join our team as a Marketing Intern. As an intern, you will get hands on experience with e-marketing, traditional marketing, social marketing, market research, analytics, sales support and customer service, - among other day-to-day administrative activities.

The chosen intern will have the opportunity to collaborate with key team members who are working on AcademicPub – an exciting new product that is lowering the cost of text books for students while making it easier for professors and bookstores to put together appropriate course materials.

  • Learning how to understand and helping to prepare analytics reports.
  • Learning and being involved in copyright clearance efforts.
  • Assisting with the official company blog as well as potentially researching and writing short articles on educational technology and higher education for ancillary blogs.
  • Assisting in market research.
  • Helping to organize database and lead generation efforts.
  • Learning about marketing e-mails.
  • Learning about and assisting in content management from time to time.
  • Sitting in on meetings regarding website and product design.
  • Assist in social media efforts.
Qualifications & Experience:
  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a 2 or 4-year college.
  • Would also consider highly qualified high school seniors.
  • Computer skills: MS Excel, Microsoft Office applications, Word 2007 required, experience with Blogger, Wordpress, Google Analytics, Twitter (as well as tools such as Tweet Deck and Sprout Social), and other social media preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized, efficient and results oriented.
  • Strong professional, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work on projects autonomously.

Interns will receive a nominal stipend including transportation reimbursement.

Hours: 6-12 a week, flexible.


If you are self-motivated, confident and want to get real hands-on experience from skilled and knowledgeable professionals in the educational technology field, please respond, with AcademicPub Marketing Intern as the subject, with a cover letter and your resume to intern (at) sharedbook.com

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

AcademicPub Announces Upgraded Features!

We have just released a newer, easier to use, and completely revamped version of our Book Preview process. 

Exciting features include being able to navigate by table of contents, viewing your preview in one-up or two-page up mode, thumbnail previews of each page and the ability to now enjoy this dynamic preview of your course materials on any device, including iPads and iPhones.

Additionally we've revamped and made zooming more powerful and easier, just click the little magnifying glass and use your scroll wheel to zoom in or out while scrolling over text:

We're also excited to announce Citable Tables of Contents, making it simpler for your students to know what to cite when writing papers:

And we've revised our project details tool bar and contents arrangement tools to make them more useful than ever:

Ready to try it out and produce the best custom course materials for your class? Register today.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

We attended the International Congress on Medieval Studies!

We'll be at the:

International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, 2013


Kerry Cahill
Sales Director

We hope you stopped by for a demonstration of the new AcademicPub Medieval Studies Special Collection.