Marquette University Gives Students More Access to Digital Textbooks

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Follett Higher Education Group Now Offering Inkling® Products

Milwaukee, WI – This fall, students at Marquette University will have another digital textbook option. Follett Higher Education Group and Inkling Systems, Inc. will offer Inkling’s enhanced, interactive digital textbooks through the Marquette University Book Marq and online via efollett.com or the Book Marq website. Inkling’s interactive textbooks will be available to Follett students through any Web browser and also on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Inkling titles include numerous features such as video, interactive assessments, animation, music, slideshows and 3D models.

The partnership will also give students the option of purchasing the entire Inkling textbook or the ability to “Pick 3”: a cost-saving alternative that allows students to buy just three chapters for a fraction of the price of a full textbook.

Through the agreement, Follett continues to expand its strong assortment of digital textbook offerings, which includes more than 35,000 titles on its popular CafeScribe platform, to students at more than 900 college stores nationwide. The appetite for digital among students and faculty is continuing to grow; sales of Follett digital products increased more than 200 percent compared to last year.

“We are committed to providing students with the widest selection of affordable course material options,” said David Konkol, bookstore manager at the Book Marq. “Follett’s partnership with Inkling is another way we are growing our digital options and providing students with better access to the materials they need to succeed.”

Follett will offer Inkling’s growing assortment of titles, including some of the most popular titles like theArt of Public Speaking, Textbook of Medical Physiology and Microeconomics, plus specialized titles in the medical, MBA and scientific fields. Marquette University students, for the first time will have the flexibility to purchase Inkling titles using multiple forms of payment, including financial aid or campus cards. Students will also have the convenience of purchasing Inkling titles in-store at the Book Marq or online through efollett.com or bkstr.com.

“Inkling has built an engaging, interactive experience that helps students succeed,” said Matt MacInnis, CEO of Inkling. “Our partnership with Follett means millions of students will gain access to a unique, next-generation learning tool. This is a major step forward.”

Inkling products have gained wide recognition in the technology industry, and recently received an Eddy award for top software product in the 2011 Macworld Editors’ Choice Awards. Sold by the chapter or as whole books, Inkling titles go beyond simply copying textbooks onto computer screens. Inkling titles are built from the ground up for today’s digital learners.

To learn more about affordable digital textbooks from Marquette University, visit http://www.bkstr.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&demoKey=d&storeId=10331.


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