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Ferrum College Selects Akademos for New Online Bookstore Service

Unique platform and marketplace will lower textbook prices for students and provide actionable insights and data to support student success  

ferrum-nrmlFerrum College has selected Akademos as its online bookstore service provider to help students obtain significant savings on course materials. The College, founded in 1913, offers nationally recognized bachelor’s degree programs ranging from business and environmental science to teacher education and criminal justice.  Ferrum College will launch its online bookstore beginning Fall Semester 2018.

Lawrence University Partners with Akademos to address Textbook Affordability

New online bookstore will provide advanced tools and actionable data to the institution to support student success     Lawrence U Logo

Lawrence University has selected Akademos as its new online bookstore provider to address textbook affordability for students. The institution, a liberal arts college and conservatory of music, serves 1,500 students each year, from nearly every state and 50 countries – all committed to a rigorous and challenging educational experience. The University will launch its new online bookstore this summer in support of its Fall Term 2018.

North Central College Selects Akademos for New Online Bookstore Service

Unique platform and marketplace will provide students with personalized service and affordable course materials, and the College with data and tools to support student success  North Central Logo

North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, has selected Akademos as its online bookstore provider to help students obtain significant savings on course materials, a wider selection of textbook formats and payment options, and a best-in-class personalized ordering experience. The College plans to launch its online bookstore in the fall of 2018.

Cengage and Akademos Partner on Cengage Unlimited Subscriptions

Agreement extends options for affordable course materials to students at 120+ Akademos Partner institutions  CengageUnlimited_LogoFile_Primary_FullColor

Today, we're pleased to announce a new partnership to distribute and market Cengage Unlimited
through Akademos' online bookstore technology.

Cengage Unlimited is a first-of-its-kind subscription that gives students access to all of the company's digital higher education materials. This includes more than 22,000 products – across 70 disciplines and more than 675 courses—for $119.99 a semester, no matter how many Cengage materials they use. Students using the digital platforms also have the option of free print rentals, paying only a $7.99 shipping fee.  

In addition to distributing Cengage Unlimited, an innovative co-marketing agreement will leverage Akademos' strengths in ecommerce and our deep relationships with partner institutions, to identify eligible students and illustrate the value of the subscription based on enrollment and course materials pricing information. This embedded virtual bookstore experience will ensure that every student from all of our participating institutions is aware of Cengage Unlimited's value, supporting a continuing drive to ensure affordability of course materials for students. 

"As we continue to build momentum with Cengage Unlimited, our partnership with Akademos will open access to more learners while also delivering targeted information about Cengage Unlimited to help today's students understand their digital options," said Todd Markson, Chief Strategy Officer, Cengage. "The truly embedded experience within the student purchase path will ensure students make the right, affordable choice and will get access to their courses and a wide array of high quality materials."

"We are pleased to be working with Cengage to offer this creative subscription product to the colleges and universities we serve," said John Squires, CEO, Akademos.  "Our Course Materials Platform (CMP)™ is uniquely positioned to advance innovative ideas like Cengage Unlimited. Its advanced targeting capabilities, along with our student marketing expertise, will allow us to highlight the Unlimited offering to faculty and their students who will benefit the most from its value." 

Contact us to learn more about how our partnership can benefit your institution. 

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