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XanEdu—Preferred OpenStax Partner

in partnership with OpenStax since 2019

The most widely used OER materials in the world

We are excited to be the premier print, distribution, and customization partner for OpenStax, a nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University. OpenStax offers dozens of free, peer-reviewed, digital OER textbooks ideal for college and high school classrooms.

Moreover, XanEdu enables schools to customize and distribute these textbooks, in print or digitally, at scale. Many titles include low-cost digital courseware supplements that integrate into your LMS. OpenStax makes learning affordable.

Need to order print copies? XanEdu handles the fulfillment and distribution of all formats of OpenStax textbooks to college bookstores and K12 schools.

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Print Copies of OpenStax Textbooks

As the preferred provider for OpenStax printed textbooks, XanEdu is excited to offer the lowest prices and best customer service for all hardcover and softcover OpenStax textbooks.

Educators

OpenStax makes its textbooks available for free through its online platform. OpenStax also recognizes that many educators prefer printed materials and may need to customize their curriculum with educator-created content. XanEdu specializes in custom book development and management and has partnered with OpenStax to help meet this growing need.

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Bookstores

XanEdu is your bookstore’s best source for all OpenStax textbooks. As the preferred provider for OpenStax printed textbooks, XanEdu offers the lowest prices and best customer service for all hardcover and softcover OpenStax textbooks with 100 percent returns for bookstores.

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Students

All OpenStax books are available for free and immediate digital download through the OpenStax website. If you are seeking to purchase a print version of an OpenStax textbook, low-cost black-and-white paperback versions and full color hardcover print versions can be purchased on Amazon or at your campus bookstore.

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Key features OpenStax provides

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    High-Quality OER

    Peer-reviewed, openly licensed, 100% free—select from more than 55 peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks.

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    Respected Worldwide

    More than 4 million students from 120 countries will use OpenStax this year. OpenStax is the world’s most widely-used OER course materials.

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    Improving Student Access

    Simple to adopt, free to use, low cost in print—OpenStax and XanEdu make it easy to improve student access to education.

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    Premier OpenStax Partner

    We are the premier print, distribution, and customization partner to OpenStax, a nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University.

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    Customization Options

    XanEdu enables educators to customize and distribute OpenStax textbooks, in print or digitally, at scale.

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    Accessible and Affordable

    OpenStax textbooks are always free online, and low-cost in print.

OpenStax for Faculty and Teachers

We are excited to be the premier print, distribution, and customization partner for OpenStax, a nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University. OpenStax offers more than 55 free, peer-reviewed, digital textbooks ideal for higher ed and K-12 classrooms. Moreover, XanEdu enables schools to customize and distribute these textbooks, in print or digitally, at scale.

Can I customize the textbooks?

Yes. XanEdu is able to support you in creating your perfect custom resource including materials from OpenStax and other OER sources. Schedule a consultation to discuss your specific needs.

What titles are available?

XanEdu makes all OpenStax titles available to teachers, schools, bookstores, and students.

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Are all titles available in hardcover and paperback?

Most OpenStax print versions are available in hardcover (full-color interior) or paperback (black-and-white interior), although some titles print in either B&W or full color. View titles »

What is OpenStax?

Peer-reviewed, openly licensed, 100 percent free—OpenStax is the most widely used open educational resource (OER) in the world. Backed by additional learning resources, OpenStax textbooks are simple to adopt, free to use, and always low cost in print. OpenStax is dedicated to improving student access to higher education. Visit the OpenStax website for more information about OpenStax.

How often are editions updated?

OpenStax titles are typically updated when it is pedagogically necessary or when significant developments in the field arise. When a new 2e version is available, earlier 1e versions remain for sale while supplies last.

Can I expedite shipment?

Yes. There are a number of shipping options available to help get your textbooks to you to meet your time line.

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Why can’t I order printed books from OpenStax?

OpenStax makes its textbooks available for free through its online platform. OpenStax also recognizes that many K-12 schools and districts prefer printed materials and may need to customize their curriculum with teacher-created content. XanEdu specializes in custom book development and management and has partnered with OpenStax to help meet this growing need.

OpenStax for Bookstores

XanEdu is your bookstore’s best source for all OpenStax textbooks. As the preferred provider for OpenStax printed textbooks, XanEdu is excited to offer the lowest prices and best customer service for all hardcover and softcover OpenStax textbooks with 100 percent returns for bookstores.

Can I order OpenStax from XanEdu?

Yes. All OpenStax titles and print versions (Full-color hardcover and/or black-and-white softcover paperback) are now available from XanEdu with 100 percent returns for all bookstore orders.

How do I place a bookstore order?

Place your order by completing this order form and emailing the completed form to textbookorders@xanedu.com

Which ISBN do I use to place a bookstore order?

Use the correct version of the ISBN (i.e., full-color hardcover ISBN vs. black-and-white softcover ISBN) as noted on the price list/order form when placing your order.

Can members of my faculty customize an OpenStax book?

Yes. As OER, there are customization options for all OpenStax titles, which means the inclusion of instructors’ authored content is OK. Get in touch with us to discuss a specific faculty request.

Questions? Contact Us

If you have questions about OpenStax titles and ordering from XanEdu, please use our contact form or call us at 800.218.5971 ext. 6623.

How to Order

Whether a bookstore with a PO for a bulk purchases, a school district seeking copies for your teachers, or a student who wants your own personal print copy, ordering information can be found here.

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