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Websiteflatworldknowledg...
Blogflatworldknowledg...
Twitter@flat_world
CategorySoftware
Phone(914) 740-8072
Emailhelp@flatworldkno...
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Founded2007
DescriptionOpen College Textbooks

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Corporate Headquarters
1 Bridge St
Irvington, NY, 10533
USA

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Flat World Knowledge

Founded in 2007, Flat World Knowledge is the largest publisher of open college textbooks for students worldwide. Committed to making higher education more affordable and accessible, our course content is available in a range of low-cost formats, including a free online reader. To date, Flat World textbooks are used at more than 2,000 colleges in 44 countries. Backed by top venture capital firms, Flat World Knowledge was named the “Best Discount Textbook Provider” by the Education Resources People’s Choice Awards, and one of the information industry’s “30 to Watch” in 2011, along with Apple, Facebook and Google, by research and advisory firm Outsell, Inc.

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http://youtu.be/ASwwL5NTLuU
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Jeff Shelstad, CEO of Flat World Knowledge, answers questions and discusses the importance of being an open and digital first college textbook publisher at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business - August 2011

Added: 11/22/11
http://youtu.be/T2C2rEWfVLg
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Customers Talk About College Textbook Costs and Flat World Knowledge

Added: 11/22/11

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Above: Flat World Knowledge
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Above: Flat World Textbook Catalog
Uploaded: 11/22/11

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  1. FLAT WORLD KNOWLEDGE, PUBLISHER OF OPEN SOURCE TEXTBOOKS, SECURES $700,000 IN FUNDING [edit]
  2. Flat World Knowledge Receives $8 Million Investment and Accelerates the Next Disruptive Shift in Content Markets (earthtimes.org) [edit]
  3. Flat World Knowledge Adds Another $2.5 Million For Open-Source Textbooks (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  4. Flat World Knowledge Secures $15M in Series B Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  5. Flat World Knowledge Receives Investment; Closes Series B Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  6. With $9M From Bessemer, Open Textbook Pioneer Flat World Looks For New Life In Personalized Learning (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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