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

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


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