Flat World Knowledge CEO Presents a Textbook Case for Free and Open Textbooks at Publishing Business Conference & Expo
1. WHO: Jeff Shelstad, CEO and Co-Founder, Flat World Knowledge
2. WHAT: A case study on Flat World's successful free and open textbook publishing model, at the Publishing Business Conference & Expo
3. WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2011, 1:50 pm, EDT
4. WHERE: New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, in New York City.
Flat World Knowledge is the largest publisher of free and open college textbooks for students worldwide. Committed to making higher education more affordable and accessible, the company provides students with free online access to complete, peer-reviewed textbooks, with options to purchase affordable print and digital formats, including e-books, audio books, PDF downloads and interactive study aids. Flat World's open license and online editing platform enable professors to modify the content and create the "perfect book" for their course. To date, more than 1,600 professors at over 900 colleges in 44 countries have used Flat World open textbooks. To learn more, visit www.flatworldknowledge.com; follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/flatworldknowledge; and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/flat_world.