Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of free college textbooks for students worldwide, has been named one of the “2011 Hottest New York City Companies,” by business research firm Lead411.
The “Hot List” awards were created to recognize the fastest-growing companies in the technology and media industries in the U.S. The 2011 list began with over 2,000 companies and was narrowed down to the top 67, according to Lead411.
Flat World’s year-over-year growth is fueled by its open textbook model. Students can read peer-reviewed and professionally-developed textbooks in their entirety online for free or purchase affordable print books, e-books for devices like the iPad and Kindle, audio books, PDF downloads and interactive study aids.
Flat World Knowledge was also recently named as one of the top “30 to Watch” in 2011, along with Apple, Bloomberg, Facebook, and Google, by Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm focused on the publishing and information industries.
The entire “NYC Hot List,” including more details about the award and winners can be found at http://www.lead411.com/awards/2011/new-york-city.html.
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.
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