Monthly Archives: December 2018

Cengage Unlimited Subscriptions to be Available at Amazon Beginning January 1

Subscription service offers unlimited access to more than 22,000 eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides at an affordable price

BOSTON—December 10, 2018—Cengage today announced that its new subscription service, Cengage Unlimited, will be available for purchase through Amazon beginning January 1, 2019.  The agreement expands the company’s existing collaboration with Amazon for course materials.

Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market, provides course materials to almost half of the 20 million students pursuing higher education.

Cengage Unlimited offers complete access to more than 22,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides.  A subscription also includes free access to offerings from Kaplan, Quizlet and Chegg, with more to come soon. Students pay one price—no matter how many materials they use.  Subscriptions cost $119.99 a semester (or $179.99 a year).  Amazon expands the availability of Cengage Unlimited, which is already offered at campus and online bookstores as well as directly from Cengage. Subscriptions include print rentals for $7.99 with free shipping.

Considering that students spend, on average, about $500 annually on course materials (with some spending significantly more), a Cengage Unlimited subscription can save students half or more of what they were paying previously. Students may use their financial aid to purchase a subscription.

More than 500,000 students have already subscribed to Cengage Unlimited in just one semester of availability. Cengage estimates that college students will save $60 million during the 2018-2019 academic year by using the subscription service to access the company’s quality learning materials.

“Paying for the course materials they need to be successful often causes students significant stress during a time when their focus should be on ensuring a smooth start to the semester.  By making subscriptions available at Amazon, even more students will be able to access our quality learning materials and realize the significant savings and additional value that Cengage Unlimited delivers,” said Kevin Carlsten, Vice President of Channel Strategy and Operations, Cengage.

According to a recent survey, college students say buying textbooks is their leading source of financial stress after tuition.  In fact, 85% of students surveyed said paying for textbooks and course materials is more stressful than buying food, housing or health care.

Cengage is a leader in affordability and access to high quality learning materials. In addition to the first all-access subscription service, Cengage was the first to launch a comprehensive print rental program, with nearly all the company’s titles. Cengage was also the first major education and technology company to offer an Open Educational Resource (OER) product called Cengage OpenNOW. The company also actively delivers digital course materials through Cengage Inclusive Access, a business model that offers students savings by integrating the cost of course materials into registration fees. Finally, the company has instituted price caps on its new print editions and substantial price reductions on its eBooks.

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About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at or find us on Facebook or Twitter.


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Quizlet Debuts Premium Content to Help Students Achieve Learning Goals

Most popular U.S. consumer learning platform launches study materials from recognized education experts and brands

SAN FRANCISCO—December 4, 2018— Quizlet, the largest user-generated consumer learning platform, now used by two in three U.S. high school students and one in two U.S. college students, today launched Quizlet Premium Content. The new offering extends Quizlet’s content to include study guides created by world-class publishers, educators and organizations. Premium Content is available for purchase and covers a variety of subjects, many of which directly align with textbooks, online courses, standardized tests and certifications.

Announced on the heels of Quizlet reaching 50 million monthly active users, Premium Content provides time savings and a boost of confidence for students who want expertly-curated study materials and benefit from ready-to-go study guides. Quizlet will also continue to provide its popular platform where users create and access study sets across a variety of study modes — for free.

Launched in a limited beta this summer, Quizlet Premium Content already covers a variety of sciences, languages, and standardized test and professional certification prep. Students can purchase complete study guides or individual study sets, each good for one-year full access to the content. Practice questions that simulate tests from instructors and test prep materials will also be available in early 2019.

Specific subjects that can already be found on Quizlet Premium Content include:

● Science (Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry)
● Languages (English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese)
● Test Prep and Certifications (MCAT, USMLE COMLEX, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, SAT, LSAT, PSAT, Finance – Series 7, EMT and MLT/MLS)

The offering leverages Quizlet’s Verified Creators program, which encompasses a network of content partners including:

● World-renowned publishers such as Kaplan, Pearson, Living Language and Oxford University Press
● Top digital learning companies including Babbel, Chineasy and Kenhub
● Individual experts including professor Rob Swatski’s “A-Plus Anatomy” study guides and Spanish teacher Miriam Gutierrez’s language sets

“Quizlet has a rapidly growing user base of more than 50 million people a month, and those people are coming to our platform looking for a centralized experience for all their study needs,” said Matthew Glotzbach, Quizlet’s CEO. “Our goal is to ultimately serve all 1.4 billion students around the world, so it’s an incredible benefit for our users to get access to the best education content creators out there. Quizlet Premium Content allows publishers and creators, especially those looking to meet the demands of the changing publishing industry, a new way of reaching students to help them achieve their learning goals.”

“Pearson is excited to participate in the launch of the Quizlet Marketplace,” stated Pedro Rodrigues De Vasconcellos, VP – Product Marketing English & Schools, Pearson.

“Babbel’s mission is to enable language-learning for everyone,” said Julie Hansen, CEO US of Babbel. “Millions of subscribers worldwide already use Babbel to learn a new language, but high school students have not comprised a large part of them to date. This partnership brings Babbel to a new, younger audience with a combination of Quizlet’s popular platform and our language learning expertise. Our goal with the partnership is to help students ace their AP language exams and encourage them to continue their language journey.”

“As a professor, author, and illustrator based in York, Pennsylvania, offering my study materials on Quizlet allows me to reach biology students around the world,” said Rob Swatski, professor and developer of the A-Plus Anatomy series. “I’ve recommended Quizlet to my classes for years, and it’s fantastic to now have a direct way for my students to study my own diagrams and images with built-in capabilities like flashcards and quizzes.”

Quizlet partners with creators who have exceptional reputations in academia and with learners. Quizlet verifies the creator and helps guide them on the type of content that would be most useful to Quizlet’s user base. With the official launch, Quizlet is welcoming education experts and content creators worldwide to apply to be a Verified Creator and offer their content for students to purchase and study.

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To apply to become a Quizlet Verified Creator, visit:

About Quizlet
Utilized by two in three high school students and one in two college students – and a total of over 50 million people each month – Quizlet is the largest user-generated consumer learning platform in the U.S., using activities and games to help students practice and master what they’re learning. Quizlet’s learning activities help people effectively study over time so that they can master foundational information and retain it long-term. With more than 300 million user-created study sets currently available, students and teachers can find content from others or create their own. Quizlet supplements existing modes of learning, enabling students to engage with any material in the ways they learn best and providing a knowledge base for teachers to share content with one another. The company offers a combination of free and paid subscriptions for both students and teachers that enable further customization.

Quizlet was founded in 2005 by then-high-school-student Andrew Sutherland to study for a French exam. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California and is backed by Icon Ventures, Union Square Ventures and Costanoa Ventures. For more information, please visit

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