Five Additional Top-Notch Publishers to Provide Content for Platform

NEW YORK, May 25, 2011 - AcademicPub, the higher education unit of SharedBook Inc., today announced the addition of five top publishers to its content Library, bringing to 26 the number of publishing partners, and running to close to 200,000 the current total of content units in the AcademicPub Library. The announcement was made by Caroline Vanderlip, CEO, SharedBook Inc., at BookExpo America (BEA), the leading annual North American publishing event.

Ashgate Publishing, Business Expert Press, Peter Lang Publishing/USA, Rand Corporation, and the Royal Society of Chemistry are the five new partners for AcademicPub, which launched on April 14, 2011 and has already attracted widespread interest from professors and administrators on campuses across the United States.

"The AcademicPub Library is one of three key components comprising the service that we provide to instructors in higher education, with the others being the web and the faculty member's own work product," said Vanderlip. "But there is no doubt that the Library is the ballast to our academic ship, as the high-quality materials we receive from partners draw attention to our service short-term and give us the substance we need to flourish long-term."

Created specifically for educators, AcademicPub allows instructors to assemble custom books in real time, with copyright clearance and pricing at the click of a mouse, and choice of delivery options as either eBooks or professionally manufactured books. Faculty members can meet both the demands of their institutions and of their students, as they can build "best of" books in electronic or print format, with costs to the end-user dramatically lower than a typical hard-cover textbook.

Reflecting AcademicPub's desire to provide the very best content across a broad array of disciplines, the SharedBook Inc. unit's new publishing partners consist of:

Ashgate Publishing, a United Kingdom-based independent press dedicated to publishing the finest academic materials in the humanities and social sciences;
Business Expert Press, a comprehensive resource for business education with applied, concise books by experts for non-experts;
Peter Lang Publishing/USA, the North American division of the Peter Lang International Publishing Group, which specializes in the publication of advanced textbooks in education, media and communication, and Black studies for classroom use, as well as monographs in the humanities and social sciences;
Rand Corporation, a nonprofit institution that conducts research and analysis in numerous disciplines; and
Royal Society of Chemistry, the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences;

These publishers join 21 previously announced partners in the AcademicPub Library, bringing the current total of publishing partners to 26 entities, plus various individual textbook authors.

About SharedBook
SharedBook's technology platform assembles, composes, prices and delivers custom books for educators, consumers, online publishers and enterprises. AcademicPub, built especially for educators, allows for immediate creation and inclusion of copyright-cleared, custom course materials from anywhere, such as web articles, self-generated lectures or with material from the AcademicPub Library. 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. Headquartered in New York since 2004, SharedBook Inc. is privately held and can be found at

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