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Jonathan Shar

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CFO's Explain Why College Textbook and Course Materials Sales Continue To Decline

Two years ago, Akademos published the first comprehensive survey of college CFOs regarding the future of textbooks and college bookstore services  and in an exclusive webinar held on April 29, released the highlights of the eagerly anticipated 2015 follow-up study

In both surveys, participants were asked to estimate the trend line in their bookstore's textbook sales over the past 3 years.

In the latest survey, 91% of respondents indicated textbook and course materials sales have been flat or down over the past three years and in just two years there was a 36% increase in CFOs reporting declines of more than 10%. 
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Webinar Materials: College CFO Survey on Textbook & Bookstore Services

Yesterday we were joined by Robert Pignatello, SVP Finance and Administration at CUNY’s John Jay College and John Squires, CEO of Akademos for an informative and lively 2015 College CFO Survey on Textbook Affordability and Bookstore Services Webinar. If you were unable to join us for this discussion, please request the presentation and recording of the session today.

The feedback from attendees has been extremely positive. Most participants found the survey results and commentary on the trends and future of textbook services extremely relevant and informative.

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Georgia Military College Lowers Textbook Costs with Akademos

With the goal of providing more affordable access to education for all students, Georgia Military College’s Online Campus partners with Akademos to launch an online bookstore aimed at delivering significant discounts on course materials.

We are pleased to announce that Georgia Military College Online Campus, a public-independent educational institution comprised of a junior college and a separate preparatory school, has joined our list of partner schools. 
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The Declining Trend in College Textbook Sales

In the begining of 2013, Akademos published the first comprehensive survey of college CFOs regarding the future of college bookstore 

College Textbook Sales Trend Line

services.  One question participants were asked was to estimate the trend line in their bookstore's textbook sales over the past 3 years and 83% of respondents indicated that textbook sales have been flat or down per the chart below.

See how the opinion of CFOs throughout the country has now changed when Akademos reveals its first look at the recently completed follow-up study on the trends and future of college bookstore services during our live webinar.

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The Changing Role of the College Bookstore

The college bookstore services landscape has been radically transformed over
the last few years as students, faculty and administrators are2012-2013_Primary_Role_of_the_Bookstore increasingly concerned about the escalating costs of textbooks. Colleges are now searching for new solutions to lower costs and support their core mission of educating students.

In the begining of 2013, Akademos published the first comprehensive survey of college CFOs regarding the future of bookstore services. One question participants were asked to address was their opinion on the primary role of the bookstoreOverwhelmingly, College CFO's (80% of them) chose providing textbooks as the bookstore's central objective.

CUNY’s Medgar Evers College Selects Akademos' Online Bookstore Solution

Medgar Evers chooses Akademos to improve student success and increase Medgar Evers College Selects Akademos to Reduce Textbook Costs for Studentstextbook affordability, becoming the second City University of New York
(CUNY) institution to partner with Akademos.

Akademos announced today that City University of New York’s (CUNY) Medgar Evers College has joined its rapidly growing list of partner schools.

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