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Past Press Releases:

Dec 3, 2012
Christopher Etesse Joins Flat World Knowledge as CEO

June 7, 2012
Board of Regents and Flat World Knowledge Announce Textbook Program Extension

March 21, 2012
Flat World Knowledge Authors Win 2012 College Textbook Excellence Award

February 29, 2012
MIT OpenCourseWare teams up with Flat World Knowledge to combine free texts and free course materials

February 28, 2012
XanEdu and Flat World Knowledge Partner to Lower the Cost of College Course Materials

February 14, 2012
UC Committee Announces Flat World Knowledge as Publisher for New E-Text Adoption Plan

In the News 2012

Nov 6 | TechCrunch
Open Ed’s Business Woes: Textbook Pioneer Flat World Knowledge To Revoke Free Access To Texts

Nov 6 | Publishers Weekly
Flat World Knowledge Eliminates Free Access to Online Textbooks

Nov 5 |
Updated: What’s Happening at FWK?

Nov 5 | Inside Higher Education
Flat World’s shift in gears and what it means for open textbook publishing

Nov 3 | Chronicle of Higher Education
Flat World Knowledge to Drop Free Access to Textbooks 

Sept 17 | Chronicle of Higher Education
Can MOOC’s Help Sell Textbooks?

Sept 4 | U.S.News University Directory
More Students Using Open Textbooks This Fall

Aug 14 | Textbook Guru
eBook Review: Flat World Knowledge MIYO

Aug 7 | Inside Online Learning
An Interview with Jeff Shelstad, CEO and Founder, Flat World Knowledge

July 30| The Windsor Star
U of W takes a digital test drive

March 5 | Community College Week Technology Update
Digital Textbook Program Expands Access and Affordability in Ohio

February 29 | BostInno
MIT OpenCourseWare Partners With Flat World Knowledge to Provide Free Courses & Free Textbooks

February 14 | Campus Technology
U Cincinnati Chooses Electronic Text To Reduce Student Costs

January 17 | USA Today 
E-textbook publishers still on learning curve

January 17 | Education Insider News
The Other Side of Open Textbooks: A Conversation with Author John Gallaugher

January 13 | MacNewsWorld
Can Apple School the Academic World?

January 10 | Ball State University
E-textbooks may usher lower costs, improved learning for college students

January 4 | Center for College Affordability and Productivity
Death, Taxes and Textbooks

About us

Flat World Knowledge is a transformative leader in higher education publishing and textbook affordability. Founded in 2007, the company publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed college textbooks and study aids that instructors can easily personalize to fit their learning environment. Students benefit from a choice of low-cost digital and print formats, at fraction of the cost of traditional textbooks. Flat World Knowledge is a privately-held company, with funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), and Random House, Inc., among others.

For press inquiries, please contact:
Carole Walters
Director of Communications,  914-740-8072 Ext. 7505