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JBL and AcademicPub Partner on Custom Publishing Initiative

Jones & Bartlett Learning and AcademicPubTM Partner on Custom Publishing Initiative

Burlington, MA --Jones & Bartlett Learning, a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets, announced its partnership with AcademicPub, the leading provider of custom print and digital books for higher education. Together the two will provide a custom, lower-cost textbook experience that allows educators to quickly create their own custom course materials using an easy-to-use, specialized platform.

"We are very excited about our partnership with AcademicPub," said Christopher Will, senior vice president of custom and curriculum solutions at Jones & Bartlett Learning. "It will allow instructors to simply point and click to create a custom text for their course. The instructor has complete control over what is added, including their own, self-authored content or additional content for the Jones & Bartlett Learning and AcademicPub Content Libraries. The result is full course material that students can access in print of digital formats, and on various devices."

"We are honored to work with Jones & Bartlett Learning to bring their world-class solutions seamlessly to our easy-to-use platform," said Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of AcademicPub parent SharedBook Inc. "The fruits of our partnership will be realized first by instructors, who will be placed in the driver's seat when it comes to content, and next by students, whose access to that content will be more flexible and less costly."

AcademicPub provides real-time copyright clearance, and provides a running tally of costs, as users build their text. Additionally, peer recommendations from other colleagues in related disciplines provide new possibilities to enrich the custom text. Currently, Jones & Bartlett Learning content is available in both the AcademicPub Content Library and in a specialized portal designed specifically for JBL.

"With the rising cost of education, students truly appreciate buying only what they need for their course," said Will. "The fact that their custom course material can be shipped directly to their campus bookstore, the individual student or delivered digitally, makes the experience even more attractive."

About Jones and Bartlett Learning

Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets.  Across a broad spectrum of fields ranging from medicine and emergency services to computer information systems, our educational technology applications and instructional assessment and performance-management solutions are revolutionizing how instructors teach and how students and professionals learn.  With the most up-to-date, authoritative content available from academia and industry thought-leaders, Jones & Bartlett Learning is leading the way for educators, students and professionals to discover new educational and professional skill-development opportunities - enabling personalized learning, anytime, anywhere. For more information, please visit www.jblearning.com.


About AcademicPub

AcademicPub, Sharedbook Inc.’s technology platform for higher education, assembles, composes, prices and delivers custom textbooks - in e-book 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. It also allows a professor to see the price of the book during the creation process. 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