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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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New Addition to the Akademos Team

As schools throughout the country focus more on textbook affordability and student success, we are pleased to announce the addition of Joe Diggins to the Akademos team.  As Senior Regional Sales Manager, Joe will focus on providing support and consultation to schools in the Western United States to help meet the rapid growth in conversations we are having with administrators about innovative bookstore solutions.

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Akademos Awards Nine Textbook Scholarships

Akademos, Inc., has recognized nine students at colleges across the country for their creativity in this year’s Akademos/TextbookX Textbook Scholarship Contest. The first place winner, two runner-up winners, and six honorable mention winners all received a textbook scholarship to apply towards course materials for fall 2014.

To participate in the contest, students posed with their favorite book and submitted their self-taken photos with a creative caption to the TextbookX Facebook page.  After uploading their#BookShelfie —a play on the word “bookshelf” and the social media “selfie” trend— students encouraged friends and family to vote for their entry.

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TextbookX Launches Second Annual Scholarship Contest

TextbookX, the Akademos direct-to-student ecommerce platform, is pleased to announce its second annual textbook scholarship photo contest.

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Laboure College's use of Akademos Virtual Bookstore Featured in Business Officer Magazine

A recently published article in the May issue of Business Officer Magazine (“Livening Up the Shelves,” by Apryl Motley) profiles three institutions who have found innovative content delivery methods — online and on campus — to stock their bookstore shelves:

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Ed Tech Friends in Open Places: OERs Plan to Reduce Textbook Costs

We received a visit from Akademos founder and chairman of the board Brian Jacobs today!

As noted previously on our blog, Brian left Akademos to start a new company focused on Open Educational Resources called panOpen. panOpen was selected to be part of the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator program and has been busy building an OER platform for a list of new client schools. To sign up for panOpen's OER pilot program, visit them at

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