Easy Discovery of Textbooks with Faculty Peer Reviews from a Comprehensive Library of Learning Materials
Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 18, 2012
Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced today that it has launched the Akademos Textbook Adoption Tool, which is the most comprehensive online portal for faculty to choose textbooks based on quality and value.
With the cost of textbooks skyrocketing and many students choosing to forgo their book purchases, the Akademos Textbook Adoption Tool aims to reduce textbook costs by allowing faculty to access and compare textbooks across 3,600 subjects and 2 million books.
Open Road Integrated Media has teamed with Italian publishing giant Mondadori to digitize, distribute and market English-language e-book versions of titles from Mondadori’s catalogue. Mondadori is Open Road’s first foreign publishing partner and kicks off the company’s international publishing partner program. “Open Road is committed to working with international publishers to bring works from foreign countries to a wider audience than they have ever had before,” said Open Road cofounder Jane Friedman. “We are excited to build on the success we have enjoyed with our American partners and to start our international publishing program with Mondadori.” The announcement was made today at the London Book Fair.