Findaway World & Mackin Educational Resources Launch New PK-12 Digital Audiobook Platform Inside MackinVIA

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Burnsville, Minnesota, Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mackin Educational Resources, a leading distributor of PK-12 books, eBooks, digital resources, and the developer of MackinVIA™ has joined with Findaway World, LLC, to provide access to more than 31,000 digital downloadable audiobooks, directly through MackinVIA.

"This significant opportunity is just one of many that has helped to propel Mackin into position as a solid industry leader by providing schools with relevant digital audio content," commented Randal Heise, president and co-owner of Mackin. "By offering these digital audiobooks through MackinVIA, students and educators will be thrilled at how convenient and robust this platform truly is. Unlike other systems, these audiobooks are accessible inside their free MackinVIA portal and won't require other applications or logging out to enjoy."

Findaway World's digital downloadable audiobooks are designed to provide PK-12 schools and their students, with a completely customizable digital audiobook library. Incorporating this content provides tremendous value by giving schools the ability to purchase only the titles they want without needing to pay for any annual subscription or hosting fees.

Through the new partnership with Findaway, access to these digital audiobooks becomes even more streamlined and simplified through MackinVIA. Librarians and teachers will be able to choose from an extensive selection of children's and young adult titles that can be either streamed to a computer or downloaded to a mobile device through the MackinVIA app. Further, an administrator of a school's MackinVIA has only one program to manage and students never have to leave the school's MackinVIA to go to a different content host or provider.

"The newly formed partnership is an important landmark for Findaway World," said Mitch Kroll, co-founder and CEO of Findaway World. "We've furthered our mission of providing simple and immediate access to digital content by relentlessly innovating on behalf of our customers and creating an easy-to-use, flexible, and affordable digital audiobook platform. Inclusion of our product inside a well-designed and highly intuitive platform like MackinVIA builds on the vision we have for our digital products."

To purchase titles and/or for more information about MackinVIA and educational resources for PK-12 students, please contact Mackin Educational Resources by calling 800-245-9540 or visiting

About Mackin Educational Resources
Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials to PK-12 schools for more than 30 years. Known for its high commitment to customer care and customization, Mackin provides print books, eBooks, online databases, audiobooks, video resources and more to schools across the country and around the globe. Learn more about Mackin Educational Resources by visiting or contacting them at 800-245-9540 - where every phone call is always answered in person and true customer service still exists.

About Findaway World
Founded and based in Solon, Ohio, Findaway World makes it simple to access a world of digital content. Playaway® and Playaway View® offer the simplicity of pre-loaded audio and video players. Catalist DigitalTM and AcoustikTM Audiobooks give users the convenience of an online platform to access downloadable content anytime, anywhere. To learn more about their world, their innovative products and the Findawayers who make it all happen, visit

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CONTACT: Troy Mikell Director, Marketing & Communications Mackin Educational Resources 800-245-9540, 952-895-9540

Source: Mackin Educational Resources