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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.

“Joining forces with RedShelf significantly expands our selection of low-cost educational materials while providing students with an exceptional digital reading experience,” stated John Squires, Chief Executive Officer of Akademos. “This partnership allows us to enhance support for our partner schools as more and more students make the transition from printed to
electronic materials.”

By using RedShelf’s clean, cloud-based eReader platform, students will have access to a database of over 300,000 eTextbook titles through Akademos’ online college bookstore and marketplace services. The eReader will also provide eLearning tools including highlighting, flashcards and search and define to enhance the student learning experience.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Akademos to reduce the cost of course materials, enhance the teaching and learning experiences for faculty and students, and make digital content more accessible,” commented Greg Fenton, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of RedShelf.

RedShelf’s shift from print to digital textbooks and rapid expansion in the marketplace can be seen through its partnerships with over 430 college bookstores worldwide.

“Creating software that keeps students focused on content, pedagogy and learning is helping to elevate the eTextbook experience on campuses across the country,” Fenton added. “This important partnership with Akademos allows us to reach even more students and continue to work towards our shared mission of providing affordable course materials to students everywhere.”

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Written by Lauren LaFronz

Content Writer & Corporate Editor, Akademos

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