Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of free college textbooks for students worldwide, has been named as one of the information industry’s "30 to Watch," in 2011 by Outsell, Inc.
Flat World joins industry leaders such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Bloomberg and Livemocha, who were selected for “shaking up their respective marketplaces” and exemplifying Outsell’s theme for 2011, Looking for Revenue in All the Right Places.
In addition, Flat World’s business and economics textbooks were selected as among the top three Outstanding Business Reference Sources for 2010, by the American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association. Flat World’s open licensing model that provides free online access to its complete texts makes it ideal as a business reference tool for academic and public libraries.
“Flat World Knowledge is the most high profile example of an educational publisher building a business on top of open educational resources. Its ability to create custom content continues to be on trend and worth watching.”
“Flat World’s publications are outstanding business information sources that take full advantage of the power of the web to publish essential open source textbooks.”
American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association.
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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