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Nicole Cimo

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Akademos Partners with CUNY’s Queens College to Deliver Innovative Online Bookstore Services

New partnership will increase the availability of lower-priced used and rental textbooks, resulting in lower cost course materials for Queens College students. Image result for queens college

Akademos, Inc., a leader in providing online bookstore services for colleges and universities, announced today that Queens College has joined its rapidly growing list of partner schools. Queens College becomes the fourth City University of New York (CUNY) institution, along with John Jay College, CUNY School of Law and Medgar Evers College, to adopt the Akademos value-based bookstore solution.  

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Life University Launches Akademos Online College Bookstore Solution

Georgia’s Life University partners with Akademos to deliver students significant discounts on course materials and to streamline textbook adoption for faculty and administrators. Image result for life university

We are pleased to announce that Life Universitya thriving University rooted in innovation and purpose with the largest single-campus Doctor of Chiropractic program in the world, has joined our growing list of partner institutions.Starting this month, Life University students can shop for textbooks and course materials in the format of their choice across new, used, rental or eBook options and place orders anytime, anywhere through an institution-branded, mobile optimized eCommerce platform. 

Webinar Materials Available: New Hybrid College Bookstore Model

Last week we were joined by Derrick Singleton, VP of Operations and Sustainability of Berea College, and John Squires, CEO of Akademos for an informative webinar highlighting The New Hybrid College Bookstore Model. If you were unable to join us for this discussion, we wanted to make the presentation and recording of the session availabl at no cost by clicking here

The feedback from attendees has been extremely positive. Participants found the discussion to be highly informative, relevant and engaging.

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New Webinar: The New Hybrid College Bookstore Model

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for a new webinar featuring an interactive discussion and live case study on the hybrid college bookstore model.New Webinar Hybrid College Bookstore Model

This live webinar is on Tuesday, October 13 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET and will feature:

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The Need For a New Approach in College Textbook Services

Since 1978, college textbook prices have grown 945%, increasing 3.5X times faster than the Consumer Price Index. 

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Administrators, faculty, and students are increasingly concerned about the escalating cost of textbooks. Colleges are now searching for new solutions to lower costs and support their core mission of educating students.

Recent studies have shown that many students are opting not to buy textbooks for at least one of their courses due to these high prices, leading to students being less prepared for class, and negatively impacting their academic performance. Left unchecked, these factors may undermine the fundamental mission of many colleges and universities.

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