Textbooks and Recruitment Go Social

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Follett Invests in New Distribution Center to Meet Rising Customer Demand

Follett Higher Education Group, the leading provider of college store and used book services, today announced its investment in a new distribution center in Aurora, Ill. that will enable the company to continue to grow its business and lead the industry.  The 551,200-square-foot structure will increase Follett's processing productivity to make more books available for wholesale and direct-to-consumer orders.

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Pearson, Missouri's State Fair Community College Partner to Increase Access to Affordable Course Materials

Students arriving to campus at State Fair Community College (SFCC) will find increased access to more affordable course materials, the result of a partnership between the college and Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the world’s leading learning company.

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Cambridge University Press And ECCH Headline Ten New Partnerships For AcademicPub

Cambridge University Press and ecch (The European Case Clearing House) are among a global group of partners who have just signed deals to present their world-class content to college and graduate school faculty users of AcademicPubTM, the higher education unit of SharedBook Inc.

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CourseSmart Helps Students Shop For eTextbooks Via Facebook

CourseSmart®, the world’s largest provider of eTextbooks and other digital course materials, today unveiled its latest industry innovation: a social commerce shopping experience that allows students to rent eTextbooks directly from the brand’s official Facebook page.

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Behind the News

The tornadoes that ripped across the South in April devastated everything in their paths. Some institutions had to close their doors before semester’s end.

Behind The News

It's common to find students filing papers in campus offices, restocking library shelves, or checking IDs at the fitness center to make a buck. What's a little less common is students replacing sidewalks and entranceways to dorms, building fountains, and constructing additions.

Opportunities, Risks, Rewards

Considering textbook rental and making it work

With the rising cost of higher education a challenging reality for students and educators, affordability is being addressed by legislation on both state and federal levels. For example, institutions are being urged to explore cost savings for students via provisions in the Higher Education Opportunity Act. At Grand Rapids Community College (Mich.), our bookstore operator partner, Follett Higher Education Group, approached us about their Rent-A-Text program.

A New Chapter for Campus Bookstores

Rental programs and new technologies are helping to make textbooks more affordable.

The campus bookstore at Tallahassee Community College (Fla.) uncovered a problem in the course of its annual student survey. "What we noticed last spring was that more and more students were not buying textbooks, period," says Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Teresa Smith. "They told us that in our surveys. They wrote comments like, 'I just didn't buy my textbook this semester' or 'I borrowed the chapters I needed from a friend when it was time to study for an exam.'"

Open Textbooks Aim to Cut College Costs