XanEdu and AcademicPub Announce Intent to Merge

Industry Leaders Will Unite to Become the First and Only Unified Solution for Sourcing, Creating and Delivering Best-in-class Digital and Print Custom Materials Worldwide ANN ARBOR, MI – MARCH 26, 2014 – (PRNEWSWIRE) —  XanEdu, Inc.TM and SharedBook Inc., home to AcademicPubTM today announced the signing of an agreement to merge the two privately held companies.  The deal, expected to be concluded within the next 30 days, will create the industry’s only unified solution that combines best-in-class technology and services across the entire custom course materials delivery spectrum. XanEdu is the nation’s leading full-service provider of custom course materials through campus bookstores, academic programs, and faculty.  Over 1,000 institutions and more than 630,000 students use XanEdu course materials each year.  Professors and college bookstores rely on XanEdu to help them through the challenging process of finding custom content outside of traditional textbooks, clearing copyright permissions, and delivering a dynamic digital experience for students.  Course materials are made available to students in print, and in digital format via the myXanEdu content delivery platform, the most robust and award-winning student experience for interacting with course packs and custom books online and on tablets. AcademicPub is the leading provider of self-service technology used by faculty to quickly source, aggregate and order custom course materials online, enabling faculty to build course packs in minutes.  The company has accumulated the largest library of over 12 million copyright-cleared content items, from 265 of the most respected academic publishers of books and journals, from which professors can preview and select.  Professors may also upload their own materials, or search the web to include additional items via the platform.  Within minutes,...