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Cengage Announces Plan to Offer eTextbook Option within Cengage Unlimited

New eTextbook Option Builds on Success of the Cengage Unlimited Subscription Service

Students to Have Unlimited Access to More Than 14,000 eTextbooks, Tutoring, Test Prep and College Success/Career Support for $69.99 a Semester

BOSTON—January 14, 2020 –Cengage today announced that it will offer an eTextbook option within Cengage Unlimited, giving students access to more than 14,000 ebooks, study tools and more for $69.99 a semester. Available in August 2020, Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks will also include free access to college success and career support, including activities in resume-building, financial literacy and time management.

“While I’m encouraged that college affordability remains an important part of the national economic debate, the reality is that paying for college is about more than tuition,” said Michael E. Hansen, CEO, Cengage.  “New models like Cengage Unlimited, the industry’s first all-access subscription for textbooks and course materials, are making an impact, yet too many students still face obstacles when trying to access and pay for college.

“That’s why we will be offering students an eTextbook option within Cengage Unlimited.  It is designed to support students who need additional options that fit their learning needs and budgets, yet don’t need a full Cengage Unlimited subscription that includes online homework access codes.  And it’s accessed via the subscription model that students have overwhelmingly embraced in other areas of their lives,” Hansen continued.

In addition to the ebooks and other tools, those who prefer print can order up to four print textbook rentals for $7.99 each with free shipping. Students may upgrade to a full Cengage Unlimited subscription that includes online homework access codes/courseware.

Since commercial availability in August 2018, Cengage Unlimited has seen rapid adoption by students and colleges, with more than two million subscriptions sold.  Students have saved $125 million using the subscription to date.  These savings are expected to grow to $160 million by the end of the current school year.

A survey conducted by Morning Consult found that after tuition, paying for textbooks and course materials is the biggest source of financial stress for students.  In addition, almost three-quarters of students prefer access to ownership when it comes to their learning materials.

“We work very closely with faculty to understand what they and their students need.  And overwhelmingly what we’ve heard is that they want a variety of options for their students,” said Fernando Bleichmar, EVP and General Manager of Higher Education and Skills, Cengage. “While some companies are limiting format and access options, Cengage is expanding them.  We will continue to be the partner that delivers what our customers want.”

Starting this month, students can also access all of their Cengage etextbooks offline via the free Cengage Mobile App. Available on iOS and Android devices, the app provides offline e-reader capabilities, allowing students to download entire eTextbooks to their smartphone.  Once downloaded, students can highlight, make notes, search and bookmark the reading material, regardless of whether they are connected to the internet or working offline.  In addition to e-reader capabilities, the Cengage Mobile app provides organizational tools, study materials and push notifications to help students stay on track.

Students can see which courses use Cengage at their institution via an interactive Savings Map.

For more information about Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks, visit: www.cengage.com/unlimited/etextbooks.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contact
Kristina Massari
Cengage
203-965-8694
kristina.massari@cengage.com

 

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It’s Crunch Time – 3 Last Minute Tips for Saving on Textbook Costs this Semester

It’s officially time for school. Whether starting your freshman year, senior year or even entering grad school, the start of a new college semester brings about anxiety – especially when it comes to expenses. After tuition, buying textbooks is the largest financial stressor facing students, with the average annual cost for course materials varying from $400 to upwards of $1,000.

The good news is, students today have more options than ever when it comes to learning materials. And these choices can directly lead to cost savings.

With most colleges back to the academic grind this week, what steps can you take to save?

Ask the professor.
We’ve all had it happen – the syllabus is missing the textbook edition, or there is a misprinted title, or it is unclear what readings are required versus recommended. Take the time to check in with the instructor for recommendations on where to buy the book, options for rental or insight into digital versions that might be more cost effective. An added benefit to this step is that it puts you on the instructor’s radar, leaving a positive impression that you are engaged in the course from the start.

Consider how you learn best.
College is not a one-size-fits-all system. Today, textbooks and course materials are available in a variety of print and digital formats – at varying price points. While cost savings is often one goal, it’s also important to ensure you are using the course materials and tools that are going to best help you succeed in a given class – otherwise, what’s the point? Give weight to your personal learning style, and also, what you know about the individual courses from friends who may have taken the course previously. Consider whether a physical book helps you retain information better than an eBook, or if a digital version that includes personalized quizzes and check-ins could help give you a boost.

Do some late night cramming.
If you’ve found yourself in denial about the start of a new school year, it’s worth doing an early semester cramming session to research the materials needed for each of your courses.

Consider your choices in format and delivery model – from print and digital, to rental and subscription. There are more options now than you might think, and it’s important you find the one that fits your needs and budget. Also, if you did wait until the last minute, it should be a comfort to know that digital versions of texts are most often available immediately so you can ensure you don’t fall behind on your required reading.

Cengage Unlimited, an all-access subscription service, is one new option for saving on textbooks costs. You pay just one fee (about $120 a semester or $180 a year) to get access to every eBook in the Cengage library (22,000+ titles), as well as additional homework and study tools. And, if you still want a print version of your textbooks, you can rent one for just $7.99 per book. As part of your cram session, you can use the Cengage Unlimited Calculator to figure out how much you could save, and if it makes sense based on the textbooks your professors require.

College is expensive. Yet, by following these three steps, you’ll find options that lessen the burden and help you start the semester off on a path to success.

Media Contact:
Emily Featherston
Cengage
617.757.8035
Emily.featherston@cengage.com

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College Students Expected to Save $60 Million this Academic Year Using New Subscription Service for Textbooks and Course Materials

Cengage Unlimited subscription offers unlimited access to more than 22,000 eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides at affordable price

BOSTON—November 27, 2018—After tuition, college students say buying textbooks is their leading source of financial stress, according to a recent survey. In fact, 85% of students surveyed said paying for textbooks and course materials is more stressful than buying food, housing or health care.

For the 2018-19 school year, college students finally have some relief – an estimated $60 million of it – by using a new, comprehensive subscription service from Cengage. Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market, provides course materials to almost half of the 20 million students pursuing higher education.

Commercially available to students in August 2018, Cengage Unlimited offers complete access to more than 22,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides.  A subscription also includes free access to offerings from Kaplan, Quizlet and Chegg, with more to come soon. Students pay one price—no matter how many materials they use.  Subscriptions cost $119.99 a semester ($179.99 a year) and are available directly from Cengage, online or at campus and off-campus bookstores. Print rentals are available for $7.99 with free shipping.

Considering students spend, on average, about $500 annually (with some spending significantly more), the subscription can save students half or more of what they were paying previously. Students may use their financial aid to purchase a subscription.

A new, interactive Savings Map allows faculty, administrators and students to see which courses use Cengage at their institution.  The map highlights more than 500 schools to date.

“In launching Cengage Unlimited, we made a bold move to offer a subscription service in an industry that has historically been loath to change,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “It is exceedingly rare that an incumbent rather than a start-up transforms an industry.  And yet, the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to Cengage Unlimited—from students, parents and faculty—underscores that our approach to lower students’ costs so they can afford to access quality learning was the right one.  It also works for our business as we are signing an unprecedented number of new student customers.  We are very pleased to have more than 500,000 subscribers already and look forward to reaching more students in the upcoming January semester and beyond.”

“To give students more resources at a lower price point is a testament to the company’s focus on student experience, and I’m eager to see how it transforms the higher education system as a whole,” said Bilal Shalash, a senior at the University of Kentucky and a Cengage Student Ambassador.

Cengage is a leader in affordability and access to high quality learning materials. In addition to the first all-access subscription service, Cengage was the first to launch a comprehensive print rental program, with nearly all the company’s titles.  Cengage was also the first major education and technology company to offer an Open Educational Resource (OER) product called Cengage OpenNOW.  The company also actively delivers digital course materials through Cengage Inclusive Access, a business model that offers students savings by integrating the cost of course materials into registration fees.  Finally, the company has instituted price caps on its new print editions and substantial price reductions on its eBooks.

For more information about the new, all-access subscription service for course materials, or to purchase now, visit https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/. To access the interactive Savings Map, visit: https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/map/.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contacts
Susan Aspey
Cengage
202-695-6012
susan.aspey@cengage.com

Kristina Massari
Cengage
203-965-8694
Kristina.massari@cengage.com

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College Student Reporters Invited to Video Press Conference about Textbook Affordability and New Subscription Service

BOSTON—September 5, 2018—Hey, college student reporters! Almost 90% of your peers say paying for textbooks is their biggest source of financial stress after tuition. College students say they skip meals or don’t take classes because they can’t afford their textbooks.

It’s 2018 – why do college textbooks cost so much?  What will it take to make them more affordable?  Here’s your chance to ask the CEO of Cengage, the largest US-based publisher of college textbooks! Join an exclusive video press conference for student reporters and hear what Cengage is doing to make your course materials more affordable.

What: Live Video Press Conference for Student Reporters

Who: Cengage CEO Michael Hansen

Cengage EVP Sharon Loeb

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

1:00pm ET

Where: Register here by September 10 for more details

Cengage PR Contacts: Chloe.Ryan@Cengage.com or Jessica.Kravet@Cengage.com

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher ed, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Heading Back to Campus? College Students Finally Have an Alternative to Buying Traditional, High-Priced Textbooks and Course Materials

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New Cengage subscription service for course materials—unlimited access for one price—now available

BOSTON—August 1, 2018—As millions of college students head back to campus this month, they’ll embark on what’s become a dreaded, semi-annual ritual: buying textbooks and course materials.  It’s a process that, according to a new survey by Morning Consult, brings significant financial stress for students about how they’ll afford their course materials and still pay for tuition, housing and food.

Students deserve a better way.  And this year—for the first time ever—they’ll have it, thanks to a new subscription from Cengage that offers unlimited access to more than 20,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework and study guides, for one price.  Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market, provides course materials to 11 million of the 20 million students pursuing higher education.

The subscription, called Cengage Unlimited, is now available for purchase directly from Cengage, online or at campus and off-campus bookstores.  A subscription costs $119.99 a semester or $179.99 a year. Considering students spend, on average, about $579 annually (with some spending significantly more), the subscription can save students up to half of what they were paying and, in some cases, even more. Students may use financial aid to purchase a subscription.

“For too long, our industry has contributed to the lack of affordable access to higher learning.  Despite years of student and faculty complaints, the industry continued to push an outdated, traditional business model that didn’t put students first,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage.

“At Cengage, those days are over,” Hansen continued. “As a student-focused company, we have very deliberately embarked on a path to replace the industry’s century-old business model and offer students unlimited access to quality learning at an affordable price.  We believe Cengage Unlimited will smash barriers to access for students by using the simple approach they already embrace in their daily lives, including movies, music and even health care.”

A Cengage Unlimited subscription offers access to thousands of digital products across 70 subjects and 675 courses—for one price, no matter how many Cengage materials they use. In addition, students using Cengage learning technology platforms, like MindTap or WebAssign, have the option of a print rental for $7.99 with free shipping.  When their subscription ends, students retain reference access to their key course materials for the first year for free.

“Everyone knows the cost of books has become prohibitive to achieving a college degree. By going to this subscription format, Cengage Unlimited cuts the cost down dramatically,” said Dr. Will Austin, President of Warren County Community College (NJ). “The best way to think of this is like a Netflix or Hulu for textbooks: for a flat fee, students get every educational product created by the largest academic publisher in the United States, all at their fingertips, on their tablets, computer, or smart phone instantly.”

According to the Morning Consult survey, Today’s Learner: Student Views 2018, conducted on behalf of Cengage:

● Textbook Purchases Increase Student Stress: Eighty-five percent of current and former students say that their textbook and course material expenses are financially stressful, more so than meals and food (63 percent), healthcare (69 percent), housing (73 percent) and barely less stressful than tuition (88 percent).
● Students Sacrifice Food for Textbooks: Nearly half of current and former college students (43 percent) say they’ve saved money by skipping meals to afford course materials.
● Minority Students Are Disproportionally Impacted: Minority students are more likely to report taking fewer classes to save on textbook costs; African American students are 35 percent more likely to save money for books by skipping a trip home. Sixty-four percent of Hispanic students have opted not to buy the required textbooks or course materials.
● Women Find Paying for Textbooks and Course Materials to Be More Financially Stressful than Men (60 percent v. 48 percent): Sixty-four percent of women have purchased outdated versions of textbooks, compared to 57 percent of men; forty-seven percent of women have taken out a loan to pay for textbooks, compared to 38 percent of men.
● Students Make Costly Decisions to Cope with the Financial Burden: Almost seven in 10 students report having to get a job during the school year to pay for college textbooks; 43 percent have taken out a loan; and 31 percent have taken fewer classes to save on textbooks costs.
● Digital Access Drives Success: Digital is seen as a way to improve learning, with 81 percent of students saying easily accessible digital course materials would have a positive impact on their grades. When it comes to digital access, cost and affordability remain key: 72 percent of students say cost-effectiveness is very important when considering digital course materials.

For more information about the new, all-access subscription service for course materials, or to purchase now, visit Cengage.com/Unlimited.

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About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contacts
Susan Aspey
Cengage
202-695-6012
susan.aspey@cengage.com

Lindsay Stanley
Cengage
203-965-8634
lindsay.stanley@cengage.com

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iFlipd and GoFundMe Make Paying for Textbooks Easier for College Students

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Students can ease costs by starting a GoFundMe that will go directly toward their iFlipd on-demand textbook rental account

PORTLAND, OR. | AUG. 15, 2017: iFlipd, the only pay-as-you-go weekly textbook rental provider, announced a new partnership with GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, so college students can raise money from family, friends, and community organizations to help pay for their textbooks needs. All of the contributions raised go straight to the cost of the textbooks, so their supporters know their money is well spent.

“Paying for college is hard enough and many students can use some help. Our pay-as-you-go textbook solution provides a flexible experience at an affordable price,” said Kati Radziwon, iFlipd CEO and founder. “GoFundMe is the number one fundraiser for textbook costs to date and our partnership with them extends our simple and flexible payment process to a wider and needed audience.”

“With college tuition on the rise, it’s more important than ever to help support students pursuing their higher education,” said Rob Solomon, GoFundMe CEO. “Many students have a network of family and friends who are ready to help them out with expenses like textbooks. With this new partnership with iFlipd, we’re excited to make it easier and faster for college students to get the financial support they need.”

How can students start to raise money?
The process is simple for students to get started:

1. Create a free iFlipd account
2. Set up their GoFundMe account
3. Share their story, invite family & friends to help fund their textbooks
4. Apply the funds directly through iFlipd to rent and pay for textbooks

Why iFlipd?
As the only pay-as-you-go weekly textbook rental provider, iFlipd allows students to pay for only the time they need through weekly rentals. Students instantly have access to the books they need in print and eBook format. Students can return them any time they like while earning reward points each time.

About GoFundMe
Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest social fundraising platform, with over $4 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 40 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives. Find us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

About iFlipd
iFlipd is the first textbook pay-as-you-go rental platform that allows students to pay for only the weeks they really need textbooks. Through this payment model students are empowered to break up the traditional cost of textbooks. For more information please visit: www.iflipd.com

Media Contact:
Keith Bristol, iFlipd
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The Easy Way to Save Money on Textbooks

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iFlipd allows short-term textbook rentals with weekly rental model
Sign up today to get $60 OFF!

PORTLAND, OR – September 19, 2016: The genius of iFlipd is in the flexibility, as students can rent textbooks by the week in print or digital. iFlipd launched the industry’s first weekly textbook rental service, empowering students to break up the cost of textbooks and only pay for the weeks they really need them. Obviously, for some classes students need a book for the entire semester. Now they have free financing by breaking up book payments into small weekly installments. But what about classes where students only use a book for two-weeks of the term?

This is where students can really save with iFlipd. Students can rent a book for the initial assignment and flip it back after the paper or quiz. Grab it again for the mid-term, and then at the end of the term to study for the final. Now students are only paying for those scattered weeks throughout the term when they really need the books. No more paying full price for six books that the professor assigned for class.

SIGN UP TODAY AND SAVE $60

“Students should have more affordable choices when it comes to textbooks, and iFlipd fills that void by letting them decide when to pay and for how long,” said Kati Radziwon, iFlipd CEO and founder. “We have students across 319 cities from campuses such as Oregon, UCLA, Florida, and NYU that are saving money renting by week. By giving students flexibility with their books, they are now in control of their costs like never before.”

Accounts are free with plenty of opportunities for students to earn free books using a points system. Every new account gets a free weekly rental, and every friend they invite, earns points towards free books and more. iFlipd has textbook rentals as low as $2 a week and college students are saving more than $600 a year.

Students can sign up to start saving at: www.iflipd.com.

About iFlipd
iFlipd is the first weekly rental textbook platform that allows students to pay for only the weeks they really need textbooks. With the first pay-as-you-go model students are empowered to break up the traditional cost of textbooks. For more information please visit: www.iflipd.com

Media Contact
Kati Radziwon
press@iflipd.com

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Bored in class? Stop texting & hack your learning style to get ahead

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So you’re an English major who signed up for “Geology 101: The History of Rocks” to fulfill a requirement you wouldn’t wish on anyone. Or maybe you’re a Geology major forced to take “English 110: Shakespeare’s Sonnets in the Modern World.” Let’s face it: not every course you’re taking this semester may seem like a winner.

You’re not alone. A recent study from the University of Central Lancashire reports that almost 60% of students find at least half their lectures boring, with 75% resorting to daydreaming, 66% to doodling, and 45% to texting to pass the time.

So who’s to blame? Sometimes the material bores us, and sometimes our professors are as uninteresting as an over-filtered Kardashian selfie, but sometimes we’re just not paying attention. Placing blame is pretty subjective, but the data about how we learn and retain information is not. Learning science shows that obtuse subjects, poor teachers, and even your own boredom don’t have to be roadblocks to your learning experience.

Dr. Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan, is an expert in learning science, a field that applies scientific principles to the design and improvement of instructional methods to promote better learning outcomes. If you’re finding some of your courses to be a slog this semester, Bror has some tips to help you take responsibility for your own learning and get the most out of your classes.

• If you aren’t interested in the subject, try connecting it to what you are interested in. This will improve both retention and understanding. For example, Dr. Saxberg once wrote an English paper that used statistics to analyze themes in Romeo and Juliet. Try talking to your professors about how you can use your talents to explore the subject in a new way — they might just be impressed with your initiative! After all, passivity is the enemy of learning.

• In class, take detailed notes by hand, not by computer. The goal is to force yourself to summarize on the fly, not get the words verbatim. You might find the subject more interesting than you initially thought — and you’ll be amazed how bits and pieces will keep coming to mind afterwards. (To quote Shakespeare: “But soft! what light through yonder window breaks?”)

• Get the most out of reading assignments by voluntarily summarizing them with the book closed. While this isn’t easy, it really works to embed what you know — and reveal what’s important you might have missed.

• Space out your assignments rather than hustle to get them all done at the end of the semester. Students who do their work in spaced-out chunks as they approach the finish line are more likely to actually understand and retain information, so plan ahead! Best of all, you’ll be much less stressed when Spring Fling hits at the same time your friends’ essays are all due.

At the end of the day, we all have requirements and even electives that might not prove to be as interesting as we thought. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make the most of our classroom and study time.

Using just a few proven learning science techniques, a forgettable class for everyone else can become a great — maybe even transformative — class for you.

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Textbook Lesson: How Students Can Save on Course Materials

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OBERLIN, OHIO, February 18, 2016 – Most college textbooks cost a lot less than celebrity tweeters, like Kanye West, and many other people may think, according to the National Association of College Stores (NACS), which keeps its finger on the pulse of course materials.

The average cost of a new textbook is $79, based on NACS’ annual survey of independent campus stores. And while the cost of textbooks may increase over time, student spending is on the decline. According to Student Watch™: Attitudes and Behaviors toward Course Materials: Spring 2015, average annual spending by students on required course materials has dropped from $701 in 2007/2008 to $563 in 2014/2015, a 20 percent decline over the last seven years.

Students have many options beyond purchasing new textbooks, and it is because of the many options available today that student spending has decreased. Here are some of the options students should explore in their search for savings on course materials:

Rent, buy used or acquire electronic course materials. Almost all campus stores offer these options, giving cost-conscious students access to course materials for about one-third to half the price of buying new.

Shop early. Students should shop as early as possible in order to beat the beginning-of-semester rush. The sooner you shop, the more options you have, particularly with used and rental course materials.

Use price-comparison tools. Check the campus store’s website for a price-comparison tool. Students can save time and money by finding the best option at the best price.

Talk to the campus store. If students can’t find what they are looking for or simply want to know if there are lower cost options available, ask the campus store. The store’s employees are course material professionals and are happy to help.

Open educational resources (OER), educational materials that are in the public domain or with an open license, are also a cost-savings option for students. Many institutions encourage their professors to consider assigning OER on their syllabi, and some even have established programs to incentivize and fund faculty to develop original OER materials.

Campus stores work closely with professors and campus library staffs on OER initiatives and are partnering with companies such as OER industry leader OpenStax to stock low cost print copies of open textbooks.

“We support and champion student access to affordable course materials,” said Jenny Febbo, NACS spokesperson. “There are many cost options for students to explore, and their local campus store can help.”

About The National Association of College Stores:
The National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the $10 billion collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents nearly 3,000 campus retailers and approximately 1,000 industry-related companies that supply course materials and other merchandise and services to campus stores. NACS provides education and other resources that help its member stores support student success, the campus experience, and the academic missions of higher education institutions. NACS is headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio. Additional information can be found online at www.nacs.org.

Contact: 
Laura Massie
National Assn. of College Stores
(800) 622-7498 ext. 2351
lmassie@nacs.org

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Arm Yourself with Cash by Selling Textbooks Online at TextbookArmy.com

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Get a free pair of sunglasses by joining the TextbookArmy crew! 

Nashville, TN – TextbookArmy®, a new online textbook buyback company, is arming students with an easy way to unload textbooks and get cash in return. Students can now easily sell textbooks online at www.textbookarmy.com.

TextbookArmy.com is the easiest-to-use buyback platform for textbooks and offers the best value online. The company provides free quotes, no cost shipping in the 48 contiguous United States and unmatched customer service.

TextbookArmy offers the best value for selling textbooks in four easy steps:

  1. Register for an account at www.textbookarmy.com.
  2. Get a free quote on the textbooks you want to sell
  3. Ship textbooks (for free) to TextbookArmy
  4. Get cash via PayPal! Typical turnaround time is three days or less after textbooks are received and processed.

To celebrate its launch, TextbookArmy is giving a pair of sunglasses to all who register for a TextbookArmy account now, through the end of August 2014. Post a sunglass-wearing selfie to TextbookArmy’s FacebookTwitter or Instagram pages with the hashtag #ArmyShades to be entered to win a pair of Ray-Ban®  sunglasses. A pair of Ray-Bans will be given away every week, so pimp those TextbookArmy.com shades like a rock star – around town, in class, at the gym or on your pets. Be creative, be bold and think of your mom before posting. Follow TextbookArmy on our social network to see the selfies happening nationwide. For more information about the contest visit our contest page.

About TextbookArmy.com
TextbookArmy.com launched in 2014 and is a pioneer in the textbook buyback space.  Owned by IN MINN Inc., the company offers customers comprehensive and easy-to-use options to help make the best return on book investments.  TextBookArmy.com is dedicated to offering the best value for textbooks, providing the finest customer service and paying our customers fast.   For more information on Textbook Army visit www.textbookarmy.com

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