Jonathan Shar

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New White Paper: Reducing Textbook Costs Through an Online Bookstore

Institutions that have taken action are starting to see positive results in saving students money, improving bookstore utilization, and increasing student satisfaction.

Over the past three decades college textbook prices have grown 812%, increasing three times faster than the Consumer Price Index . Administrators, faculty, students, and parents 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.  
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February 12, 2015 | by Jonathan Shar | in Partnerships

Akademos To Operate Northwestern College Online Bookstore

Northwestern College partners with Akademos to deliver low-cost materials to students. 

We are happy to welcome Northwestern College to our list of partner schools. Northwestern College is a private, regionally accredited degree-granting institution with two campuses and an online program serving the greater Chicago area.
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February 11, 2015 | by Jonathan Shar | in Webinars & Events, Bookstore Sales

Webinar Materials: Win Back Students & Recapture Bookstore Sales

Yesterday, we were joined by Jaye Lynn Bergers from Davenport University for a lively and informative Webinar, How Your Bookstore Can Reduce Textbook Costs and Win Back Students. If you were unable to join this Webinar, we wanted to make the presentation and recording of the session available for you to download free by clicking here.

The feedback from attendees has been extremely positive. Most found hearing how other institutions are quickly implementing solutions that prioritize the success of its students by driving down the cost of textbooks to be extremely relevant and informative. In this Webinar, we took a behind-the-scenes look at Davenport University's approach to winning back students & recapturing sales.
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Webinar: How Your College Bookstore Can Reduce Textbook Costs

 If you are searching for lower cost textbook and class material options for your students, don’t miss this interactive case study webinar.How Your College Bookstore Can Win Back Students and Recapture Sales

Davenport University was faced with declining student satisfaction over textbook buying and prices, leading to material declines in their school sanctioned bookstore utilization and sales. Today, through a new lower cost textbook solution, Davenport has saved students over
$1.8 million
, increased its bookstore utilization, optimized the physical store footprint, and dramatically increased student satisfaction. 

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January 28, 2015 | by Jonathan Shar | in Webinars & Events

Webinar Registration: How Your Bookstore Can Win Back Students & Recapture Sales

Register for our new webinar on February 10, 2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET. This live interactive session is relevant to all higher education administrators looking to increase student satisfaction and explore options for lowering textbook and course materials costs.

This session will feature:

  • Jaye Lynn Bergers, Director of Procurement & Retail Services, Davenport University
  • Geoffrey Katz, Vice President of Program Management, Akademos Inc.

Webinar Summary: Two years ago Davenport University was faced with declining student satisfaction over high textbook costs and purchasing behavior. This dissatisfaction was the leading indicator of what became material declines in bookstore utilization and sales.

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Reducing Textbook Costs Webinar Materials Available 

In case you were interested but unable to attend yesterday’s How to Implement an Online College Bookstore & Reduce Textbook Costs Webinar, we wanted to make the presentation and recording available for you.

The feedback from attendees has been extremely positive. Most found hearing about how other institutions are quickly implementing virtual textbook and course materials solutions extremely relevant and informative.

Topics discussedby Akademos and Johny Jay College include:

  • How to identify the growing & significant problems of textbook costs for students
  • The formation of a textbook savings committee
  • Different solutions researched and selection criteria
  • How the solution was quickly implemented and integrated
  • Key outcomes and results (including saving students over $150,000 in the fall term alone)
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