NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AcademicPub™, the leading provider of digital and print custom books for higher education, today announced seven publishers have become partners in the world's largest repository of chunked content available for creating custom course material.
Building on its vast Library of Content available for selection by instructors worldwide, AcademicPub™ reported Palgrave MacMillan and six other publishers' materials are now fully accessible as atomized content in course packs.
Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of AcademicPub parent company, SharedBook Inc., made the announcement about the new publishing partners.
In addition to Palgrave MacMillan, which is providing scholarly content, journal content and textbook chapters from their Higher Education group, the respected publishers announced today are: Keesing's Worldwide, Reaktion Books, the United Nations, University of British Columbia Press, University of Pittsburgh Press, and Wageningen Academic Publishers.
Of the 247 publishers now included in the AcademicPub platform, more than 60 are from outside the United States. A complete list of publishers in the AcademicPub Content Library may be found here.
Now in its third year of operation, AcademicPub makes available more than 8 million units of content for use in course packs for classes throughout North America, and around the world.
"Instructors tell us that they like the multiple points-of-view offered by the aggregation of content from multiple publishers," said Vanderlip. "With well-known publishers like Palgrave MacMillan and the others in the AcademicPub Content Library, instructors can also be assured of the highest quality content, available in pristine files with automated copyright clearance."
AcademicPub, SharedBook Inc.'s Technology platform for higher education, assembles, composes, prices and delivers custom textbooks—in eBook and/or print format. AcademicPub allows for immediate creation and inclusion of copyright-cleared content from anywhere, such as web articles, self-generated lectures or from the AcademicPub Content Library. Digital or print distribution generates a fast and easy way for educators to provide an engaging educational experience, with lower prices and up-to-the-minute materials for students. More information and free registration for faculty is available at www.academicpub.com. Headquartered in New York since 2004, SharedBook Inc. is privately held and can be found at www.sharedbook.com.
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