BW: OpenMind Creates New Standard for Personalized Textbook Publishing Using the Web
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"The OpenMind Publishing Group brings textbook publishing to
the web by incorporating an open source model."
"The company, run by former executives from leading publishing
groups, is now offering professors the ability to create
personalized textbooks and integrated teaching aids for free.
Students can then purchase the materials for 70 percent less than
traditional textbooks - providing a more focused and enriched
"Our goal is to provide free access to the very best textbook
content - returning the power of education back to the academic
community," said Paul Elliot, chief executive officer of OpenMind.
"During my tenure in textbook publishing, I realized that
traditional publishing was actually breaking down the learning
process - many times professors were not satisfied with the generic
textbook content, and students couldn't afford the increasing