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Follett Acquires ClassBook

February 23, 2016
MCHENRY, ILL., AND CASTLETON,N.Y. – Follett announced today it has acquired ClassBook, one of the K-12 education industry’s leaders in customized online bookstores that serve schools, teachers, parents, and students. Founded in 1992 and based near Albany, N.Y., ClassBook provides private and parochial schools with 24/7 bookstores, streamlining and personalizing the ordering and ...

Follett, EBSCO Announce eBook Partnership

February 1, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett announced it is partnering with EBSCO Information Services to make approximately 600,000 EBSCO-hosted eBooks available for ordering through Titlewave, Follett’s premier collection development and order platform for K-12 schools. EBSCO offers high-quality eBooks from more than 1,500 major publishers, including eBooks from more than 115 ...

Follett Helps College Students Save Big with Textbook Rental and Price Match

January 12, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – College students seeking a hassle-free path to the right course materials at the best price will find it at their local Follett-managed bookstore. In addition to traditional savings from used textbooks, students can now take advantage of savings from text rental and price matching at more than 1,200 college bookstores—and online at more than 1,700 ...

Follett Integrates with eBook Providers to Create Open Content Repository for PreK-12 Districts

November 2, 2015
COLUMBUS, OH – Follett continues to expand its market-leading Destiny solution to be an open agnostic discovery tool for print and digital content that supports PreK-12 classroom and curriculum needs. Another major step in that direction was announced today when Follett unveiled new product integrations with OverDrive and Mackin Educational Resources. The announcement ...

Follett Partners With Cengage’s National Geographic Learning

September 23, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has partnered with National Geographic Learning (NGL), part of Cengage Learning, to provide its customers with convenient access to NGL’s catalog of textbooks and supplemental materials in both print and digital form. NGL is the K-12 brand for Cengage Learning – a leading educational content, technology, and services company – ...

As College Costs Continue to Increase, Textbook Costs Decline

August 19, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – While tuition prices continue to soar, the cost of textbooks and other course material is being kept in check by an increasing number and variety of low-cost alternatives. In the 2014-2015 school year; college students spent an annual average of $563 on textbooks and course materials, according to the National Association of College Stores. That's down ...

Follett to Offer HarperCollins eBooks to PreK-12 Students Nationwide

May 27, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced it has launched a robust collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers. Among the beloved HarperCollins classics that will be available are, "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. In ...

Follett to Debut Summer School Reading, Math Bundles

February 9, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett announced this week it is debuting exclusive, high-interest summer school reading and math bundles designed to bring students up to grade level, keep them engaged and help avoid summer slide. The bundles are geared to students who for the 2015-16 school year will be entering grades 2-6, especially those at risk of failing. "Summer school is ...

Follett's New Destiny Resource Manager Will Track, Circulate All K-12 District Assets

December 3, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – Follett this week introduced Destiny Resource Manager, a new, universal system that enables K-12 districts to track and manage all school assets. Destiny Resource Manager represents an evolution from Follett Destiny Asset Manager as it will monitor barcoded textbooks in addition to traditional assets such as laptops, tablets and equipment. "Follett ...

Follett Announces New Virtual Store Solution

July 21, 2014
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett today announced the launch of  Follett Virtual Campus (FVC), a pure ecommerce  solution for higher education and PreK-12 institutions that provides quick access to needed materials such as textbooks, supplies, technology, gifts and apparel without the footprint of a local store. Formerly Follett Virtual Bookstores, FVC is a full service ...

Follett and Hachette Book Group Partner to Distribute Children's ebooks

August 8, 2013
MCHENRY – Follett today announced a partnership with U.S. trade publisher Hachette Book Group (HBG) to provide preK-12 school libraries and students expanded access to popular children's titles in an ebook lending format for the 2013-2014 school year. Ebook offerings published under HBG's Little, Brown Books for Young Readers imprint include noteworthy ...

Follett Partners With Random House to Offer Popular Titles in ebook Format

August 2, 2013
MCHENRY – Continuing its ongoing commitment to expand and enhance its PreK-12 digital solutions to support learning, Follett has partnered with Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, to offer new and popular ebook titles to school libraries. Follett's ebook customers are now able to purchase Random House ebooks and lend ...