Flat World Knowledge Announces New Bookstore Partnerships and Programs
“Flat World’s innovative model allows us to have the most up-to-date books available anytime and helps reduce the cost of course materials for our students,” says Bryan Pearce, CEO, University Book Store Inc. “The print-on-demand option will save bookstores time and money and eliminate the expense of shipping unused books back to the publisher.”
Another NACS pilot program to roll out in August will offer students free, online access to Flat World’s textbooks directly from bookstores’ Web sites, providing a one-stop portal for students to read and buy textbooks, supplies and other merchandise.
“These exciting pilot programs address the need to help the college store channel expand essential services at a time when educational content is evolving,” says Mark Nelson, Ph.D., vice president for strategy and development for NMS. “Flat World is providing necessary innovation that could make the open textbook movement more viable and lead to other fundamental changes in the textbook market.”