CourseSmart, the world’s largest international retailer of eTextbooks, unveils its English language higher education sampling platform in the UK and Europe
Founded and owned by five publishers (Cengage Learning, Palgrave Macmillan, McGraw Hill, Pearson, and Wiley), CourseSmart currently serves over 2.5 million users worldwide and represents 90% of US core higher education course material. CourseSmart’s sampling platform exists online, enabling publishers to send eTextbook samples securely to instructors and allowing instructors to search the catalogue to select titles to review.
The online sampling platform will allow publishers to seamlessly and securely send digital book samples to instructors, thereby:
Benefits to instructors are:
“CourseSmart has delivered great benefits to instructors, students and publishers in the US – and we welcome its introduction to the UK and Europe with great enthusiasm. Our customers are increasingly keen to use electronic textbooks – and CourseSmart represents an additional channel for us to meet that demand”, said Jill Jones, CEO and President of Cengage Learning EMEA.
Fionnuala Duggan, Managing Director of CourseSmart International, said: “It’s a very exciting time for the publishing industry. In an era of portable devices, eTextbooks are a natural progression for today’s tech-savvy generation and our sampling platform is the first step in CourseSmart’s roll out internationally. We are delighted to be working with some of the world’s leading publishers to offer a wide range of eTextbooks to the UK market.”
Haifa Varju and Danae Mercer, kwittken + company on behalf of CourseSmart
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