Flat World Advances Free Textbook Model

July 2010
Educational Marketer;7/19/2010, Vol. 41 Issue 15, p1
Trade Publication
The article discusses the move of publisher Flat World Knowledge Inc. (FWK) to transfer into bigger offices and to add 34 employees after launching its free open online textbook business for the higher education market in the U.S. FWK president and co-founder Eric Frank mentions the potential growth of the rate of usage of the firm's electronic books. It notes that the firm has almost 20 titles in its catalog.


Related Articles

  • Flat World Knowledge Pursues Free and Open College Textbooks.  // Educational Marketer;7/21/2008, Vol. 39 Issue 15, p1 

    The article reports on the launch by Nyack, New York-based Flat World Knowledge Inc. of a beta testing of its free and open textbooks at 15 colleges and universities in the U.S. in the fall 2008 term. The move to create a sustainable business model based on free and open content was driven by...

  • Publisher's new read on textbooks. Bindrim, Kira // Crain's New York Business;11/30/2009, Vol. 25 Issue 48, p9 

    The article focuses on New York-based Flat World Knowledge Inc. which makes textbooks flexible, affordable and available online. Flat World recruits authors and produces titles on major academic subjects. Books, even specific chapters, are available in PDF and audio form for a fee, and the...

  • A crash course in iffy business models.  // Inc.;Feb2013, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p88 

    The article describes the case of Flat World Knowledge, a company founded by Jeff Shelstad and Eric Frank, in Irvington, New York. Shelstad want to make textbooks affordable for students and customizable for teachers so he started make all of its textbooks available digitally. The problem came...

  • Flat World Knowledge Builds Bookbag of Digital Titles.  // Educational Marketer;3/ 2/2009, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p1 

    The article reports on the move of Flat World Knowledge Inc. (FWL) to expand its business operations in the U.S. It states that FWK, an online college textbook publisher, is adjusting its product offerings and building its textbooks to be released in the spring of 2009. It discusses the...

  • FWK Forges Licensing Agreement; Interest in Licensing Spreads.  // Educational Marketer;8/16/2010, Vol. 41 Issue 16, p1 

    The article discusses the move of New York-based open online college textbook provider Flat World Knowledge Inc. (FWK) to make a licensing agreement with Virginia State University (VSU) for use of business textbooks starting in 2010. Under the agreement, VSU will acquire seat licenses for FWK's...

  • REDEFINING 'OPEN BOOK.'. FRANK, ERIC; WILEY, DAVID // Community College Week;10/20/2008 Technology Update, p6 

    The article offers information on the technology solution from commercial open textbook publisher Flat World Knowledge (FWK) that makes quality textbooks affordable and offer more choices. Information is provided on this technology that allows individuals other than copyright holders to access...

  • CREDITS, CLIENTS AND AWARDS.  // Westchester County Business Journal;9/20/2010, Vol. 49 Issue 38, p51 

    The article offers business news briefs in New York including the opening of a full-service clinical facility of ENT & Allergy Associates LLP, the relocation of the offices of Kutcher Tax Careers Inc. from Hawthorne to 141 N. State Road in Briarcliff Manor, and the Mercury Solar Systems as the...

  • BRIEFLY.  // Journal of Business (10756124);5/6/2010, Vol. 25 Issue 10, pA7 

    The article offers news briefs related to business development in the U.S. including the relocation of Katze Boutique, the relocation of the dental clinic of Dentist James Howard and the opening of Caelus Consulting in downtown Spokane.

  • Fast-growing Tusker moves into new high-tech offices.  // Employee Benefits;10/30/2013, p1 

    The article reports that contract hire and salary sacrifice specialist Tusker has relocated to new offices to meet company's rapid expansion needs.


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics