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Best Discount Textbook Provider

February 9, 2012

IRVINGTON, NY – November 7, 2011 –Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of open college textbooks, today announced it was named Best Discount Textbook Provider by the Education Resources People’s Choice Awards, sponsored by Education-Portal.com, an online education and career content site.

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This fall, Education-Portal.com conducted its first-ever Education Resources People’s Choice Awards to highlight the best tools for saving students time and money as they pursue their educational goals.
Flat World Knowledge was the No. 1 choice of readers, who were asked where they saved the most money on textbooks. Other finalists were BookRenter and Chegg.com.
“It’s no surprise that Flat World Knowledge was the winner for the category of Best Discount Textbook Provider,” said Ben Wilson, president and co-founder of Remilon, a Web media company that owns and operates Education-Portal.com. “Flat World’s use of open textbooks allows students to save money while accessing high quality educational resources. All of us at Education-Portal.com really admire what the Flat World team is doing and congratulate them on being recognized as a leader in low-cost textbook alternatives.”
A commercial pioneer within the growing open educational resources (OER) movement, Flat World is committed to making higher education more affordable and accessible to everyone.
Flat World publishes its authors’ works under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA) open license, which allows students to read online for free or buy low-cost digital or print formats. Instructors are free to tailor Flat World content to fit their syllabi and learning objectives with the MIYO (Make It Your Own) online editing platform.
Students who want the option to read anytime, anywhere, on any device can purchase the All-Access Pass. For $30, students get lifetime access to their Flat World textbook and interactive study aids in a suite of digital formats: online reader; e-book for an iPad, Kindle or other e-reader; print-it-yourself PDF; and audiobook for an iPod or MP3 player. Low-cost print options are also available. Flat World’s content is free of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions and never expires.
More than 300,000 students at 2,000+ colleges and universities are expected to use Flat World textbooks for the 2011/2012 school year.
Core Facts
Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of open college textbooks, today announced that it was named Best Discount Textbook Provider by the Education Resources People’s Choice Awards, sponsored by Education-Portal.com, an online education and career content site.
The Education Resources People’s Choice Awards highlight the best tools for saving students time and money as they pursue their educational goals.
Flat World is a commercial pioneer within the growing open educational resources (OER) movement to make educational materials freely available online and accessible to everyone.
Flat World publishes its authors’ works under a Creative Commons open license, which allows students to read online for free or buy low-cost digital or print formats. Instructors are free to tailor Flat World content to fit their syllabi and learning objectives using the MIYO (Make It Your Own) editing platform.
Students who want to read anytime, anywhere, on any device can purchase the All-Access Pass. For $30, students get lifetime access to their Flat World textbook and interactive study aids in a suite of digital formats.
More than 300,000 students at 2,000+ colleges and universities are expected to use Flat World textbooks for the 2011/2012 school year.
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“It’s no surprise that Flat World Knowledge was the winner for the category of Best Discount Textbook Provider. Flat World’s use of open textbooks allows students to save money while accessing high quality educational resources. All of us at Education-Portal.com really admire what the Flat World team is doing and congratulate them on being recognized as a leader in low-cost textbook alternatives.”Ben Wilson, president and co-founder of Remilon, a Web media company that owns and operates Education-Portal.com
Company information
Founded in 2007, Flat World Knowledge is the largest publisher of expert-authored and peer-reviewed open college textbooks for students worldwide. Committed to making higher education more affordable and accessible, our textbooks are available in a wide range of low-cost print and digital formats, including a free online reader. To date, Flat World textbooks are used at over 2,000 colleges in 44 countries. Backed by top venture capital firms, Flat World Knowledge was named one of the information industry’s “30 to Watch” in 2011, along with Apple, Facebook and Google, by Outsell, Inc. To learn more, visit http://www.flatworldknowledge.com; follow us on Twitter @flat_world; and on Facebook at facebook.com/flatworldknowledge.

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