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Akademos & Presentation College Launch Online Bookstore Offering Affordable Textbooks

Hybrid bookstore model enables Presentation to offer low-cost textbooks online and a wider selection of merchandise on campus 

Akademos has partnered with Presentation College to launch an online bookstore Image result for presentation collegewebsite giving students access to a vast selection of low-cost textbooks along with a convenient, personalized and fast ordering experience. Presentation College, named to the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service, is an independent Catholic institution based in South Dakota with a focus on the education of health care professionals.

Akademos & Lancaster County Career & Tech Center Reduce Textbook Costs

Akademos online bookstore solution enables students across multiple campuses to conveniently purchase low-cost textbooks Image result for Lancaster County Career & Tech Center

Akademos and Lancaster County Career & Technology Center (LCCTC) have launched an online bookstore enabling LCCTC students at multiple campuses to purchase low-cost course materials anytime, anywhere. LCCTC, based in Southeastern Pennsylvania, was named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

Students in LCCTC programs including Agriscience, Information  Technology, Culinary Arts and other areas can now shop for textbooks in new, used, rental and eBook formats on any device using a custom-branded version of the mobile-optimized Akademos online bookstore. Students save an average of 60% off the list price of their course materials using Akademos’ exclusive marketplace of over 100 million new and used textbooks.

New Hybrid Bookstore Model to be Featured at NACUBO Annual Meeting

If you’re attending the NACUBO 2016 Annual Meeting in Montréal and improving textbook affordability is important to your institution, don’t miss our interactive panel discussion, The New Hybrid College Bookstore Model, on Sunday, July 17 at 2:00pmImage result for NACUBO

Mark Virello, CFO, Labouré College and Derrick Singleton, VP of Operations & Sustainability, Berea College will join John Squires, CEO of Akademos to share how combining a school-sanctioned website with an on-campus shop selling high-margin merchandise and services can:

  • Successfully reduce textbook costs, improve bookstore sales & increase student satisfaction
  • Provide the flexibility required to transition to new digital learning platforms & materials
  • Win back students by applying advanced technology best practices

RedShelf & Akademos Partner to Deliver Affordable Digital Course Materials

Partnership will provide eLearning content to students at over 120 colleges and universities nationwide Redshelf & Akademos Partner To Deliver Affordable Digital Course Materials

Starting this July, RedShelf, one of the fastest-growing distributors of eTextbooks in the U.S., will distribute digital course materials through Akademos. A new strategic partnership between the two companies will offer students state-of-the-art digital materials at prices that are up to 60% lower than the cost of printed course materials.

Akademos’ customized, online college bookstore solutions support over 120 colleges and universities nationwide. In 2015, Akademos saved students over $11 million in textbook and course materials costs, furthering its mission to meet the increasing demand for affordable and accessible course materials.

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Kansas City University Selects Akademos to Operate Online Bookstore

Akademos online college bookstore solution will provide students with an unrivaled selection of course materials at the lowest possible cost

Image result for kansas city universityAkademos announced today that it has partnered with Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) to lower textbook costs and provide students with expanded course material options. KCU is the largest medical school in Missouri and the 12th largest in the United States.

Starting July 2016, KCU students can shop for textbooks in new, used, rental & eBook formats on any device using a custom-branded version of the mobile-optimized Akademos online college bookstore. Students save an average of 60% off the list price of their textbooks and course  materials using Akademos’ exclusive marketplace. The online storefront will become KCU’s exclusive school-sanctioned bookstore. The campus store will sell items including spirit wear, snacks & general merchandise.

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Price & Convenience: Keys to Growing Your Textbook Sales

Growing numbers of college students are abandoning the campus bookstore and purchasing textbooks from less expensive third-party websites - but it’s not only price that’s driving them away.College Textbook Affordability

A recent survey conducted by Akademos on college student textbook purchasing and bookstore services reveals that “convenience” also plays a very influential role in where students decide to purchase textbooks and course materials, with 58% of students citing it as a critical factor affecting where they buy or rent

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