Ingram Expands VitalSource E-Textbook Solution With New U.K. Store

25-Sep-2013

Milton Keynes, U.K. – VitalSource Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s leading e-textbook solution, today announced the international expansion of its VitalSource Bookshelf® platform with a new digital store in the U.K. The store offers tens of thousands of e-textbooks from leaders in academic publishing.

"As a company that is committed to improving the educational experience and making e-textbooks accessible to all, VitalSource is proud to open a digital store in the U.K.," said Kent Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, VitalSource Technologies, Inc. "More educators and students now have access to the latest interactive e-textbooks and tools, in addition to having more choice when purchasing their course materials. We are pleased to support this important market."

The VitalSource Bookshelf platform includes titles in its U.K. store from leading publishers Wiley, Taylor & Francis, SAGE Publications, Kogan Page, Springer, Palgrave Macmillan Higher Education and others. Students and faculty have multiple content purchase options available to them including direct student purchase and purchase through an institution's virtual learning environment (VLE).

E-textbooks from VitalSource can be downloaded, and used online and offline on a variety of device types including Mac®, Windows®, iPad®, Kindle Fire® and Android™. Regardless of the content option used, all work, including notes, highlights and annotations, automatically syncs across devices. The VitalSource Bookshelf platform supports 25 languages for worldwide learning.

University instructors who adopt e-textbooks from the VitalSource Bookshelf platform also have access to a full suite of accessibility features and measurement tools, which allow faculty to assess individual and aggregate class engagement data and use it to manage successful learning outcomes.

The VitalSource Bookshelf platform is the most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education with more than 3.25 million users across 6,000 campuses around the world. It uses the latest technology to enhance the learning experience through e-textbooks and digital education. Content from more than 350 of the world’s top academic publishers is available to VitalSource Bookshelf users anytime, anywhere, and on a variety of operating systems and devices. For more information about VitalSource Technologies, visit www.vitalsource.com. To visit the new U.K. VitalSource Bookshelf store visit www.store.vitalsource.co.uk

About Ingram
Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) is comprised of several subsidiaries to Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram includes a comprehensive suite of publishing industry services companies that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Group LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Periodicals LLC, Ingram International, Ingram Library Services LLC, Spring Arbor Distributors, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Tennessee Book Company LLC, and ICG Ventures LLC.