RedShelf raises $4M to shake up college textbook market

Walk through a bookstore and you can see $5.99 paperbacks along one wall and omg-how-much? college textbooks along the other. E-textbook company RedShelf today announced it raised a $4 million Series

Chegg acquires Imagine Easy Solutions, the company behind EasyBib, BibMe and Citation Machine

The online textbook service Chegg today announced that it has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions for $42 million. Imagine Easy is the company behind online bibliography and research tools like EasyBib (

Ingram Buys CourseSmart, As Two Largest eTextbook Players Unite, Point The Way To A Post-Textbook Future

Over the past few years, change has come to the textbook market in a big way. Chegg, one of the first companies to bring textbook purchasing and rentals online and reach a sizable audience, has begun

With $9M From Bessemer, Open Textbook Pioneer Flat World Looks For New Life In Personalized Learning

When Flat World Knowledge first emerged back in 2007, the company was on a mission to overturn the textbook industry, and the staid world of educational publishing along with it. One of the pioneers i

As It Moves Beyond Rentals To Become A Student Hub, Chegg Brings 2.5M Textbook Solutions To iOS

<a target="_blank" href="">Chegg</a> has long been known as a textbook company, becoming one of the first companies to bring textbook rental online and reach widespread adoption.

Free, Open-Source Digital Textbook Provider, Boundless, Releases Its Content Under Creative Commons

Since first emerging early last year, Boston-based startup <a target="_blank" href="">Boundless</a> has been on a mission to give students a free alternative to the financial

McGraw-Hill & Kno Offer A Peek Into The Future Of Textbooks: They’re Dynamic, Vocal, Adaptive & Bring Stats To Studying

For many startups, creating the educational platform (and learning experience) of the future began with reinventing the presentation, distribution -- really, the essence -- of educational content. And

Amid Lawsuits From Publishers, Boundless Launches A Free, Open Alternative To Textbooks

Since it first appeared earlier this year, Boston-based educational startup <a target="_blank" href="">Boundless</a> has been on a mission to ensure that college students have

Kno Expands Beyond College, Partners With Houghton Mifflin To Bring Digital Textbooks To K-12

Founded in 2009, <a target="_blank" href="">Kno</a> began its career with ambitious plans to disrupt education with a little mobile hardware -- by developing a tablet that was tailo

An Answer To Apple: Inkling Creates First Industrial-Grade Publishing Platform For Interactive eBooks

Inkling Co-founder and CEO Matthew MacInnis tells us that, two years ago, the team set out to build a publishing platform that would redefine digital media, starting with the reinvention of the textbo