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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.

New eBook Available: The Future of Course Materials is Now

Akademos Exclusive Resource Reveals Use of Digital Course Materials at a Tipping Point Across Colleges and Universities 


 New Course Materials Platform (CMP) presented as a solution to help institutions thriveThe Future of Course Materials is Now eBook
in a dynamic and rapidly changing 
textbook and bookstore services marketplace

As the costs of college textbooks and course materials continue to rise, colleges and university leaders play a pivotal role in ensuring that they are developing the best resources to provide affordable, convenient and impactful solutions for their students. Today, we announced the release of an exciting new eBook, The Future of Course Materials is Now, which reveals that the use of digital course materials and services on college campuses is at a tipping point – and this accelerating trend towards digital course materials provides a clear path for educators to satisfy the demands of students today and provide valuable services that improve instruction and student success in the future.  

Meredith College Partners with Akademos To Deliver Significant Savings on Textbooks & Course Materials

The Akademos virtual bookstore platform will drive textbook affordability by offeringmeredith_logo-1.png students a vast selection of low-cost options & enabling faculty to easily evaluate and adopt course materials.

Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of online college bookstore solutions, announced today that Meredith College has joined its rapidly-growing list of partner institutions. 

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New Akademos Survey Highlights Growing Demand for Enhanced Tools & Services To Better Support Textbook Affordability and Digital Course Materials

2017 President, Provost & Academic Leadership White Paper provides valuable 2017 President, Provost and Academic Leadership Survey on Textbooks, Course Materials and Bookstore Servicesinsights and best practices for addressing the rapidly changing textbook and course materials marketplace.

Today, Akademos, Inc. announced the release of its latest proprietary research survey and White Paper on textbooks, course materials and bookstore services. The findings of the 2017 President, Provost and Academic Leadership Survey on Textbooks, Course Materials & Bookstore Services provide unique insights into the obstacles colleges and universities face to reducing textbook and course material costs and highlights some of the best practices implemented across institutions to address them.

Why Students Continue To Leave The College Bookstore

Survey data highlights an 8-point increase in students shopping outside Akademos CFO Survey Data - Students Leaving The Bookstore
school-sanctioned bookstore since 2013 

Data from the 2017 College CFO Survey on Course Materials and Bookstore Services reveals that nearly half (46%) of survey participants reported that their students abandoned their school-sanctioned bookstore to shop elsewhere for course materials in 2017 – an 8-point increase since 2013’s CFO Survey results.

New Webinar: City Colleges of Chicago’s formula for decreasing textbook prices & increasing student success

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Register for our new webinar revealing City Colleges of Chicago's formula for decreasing textbook prices and increasing student success – revolutionizing the course material adoption process.

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