CourseSmart Gives Student Access to over 90% of Core Textbooks

Largest eTextbook provider in the world launches new site; launches eTextbooks for the iPad 2.0; Gives students the chance to win an iPad

San Mateo, Calif., – August 12, 2010 – Students at colleges and universities nationwide can study smarter this fall by using eTextbooks from CourseSmart, the world’s largest provider of eTextbooks. CourseSmart is the only online marketplace to offer more than 90 percent of core higher education textbooks in use today as eTextbooks, making it the one-stop-shop for college students looking for convenient, instant access to their assigned course materials at savings of up to 60%. To better serve students this fall, CourseSmart has launched a new website, specifically designed to help students easily find and instantly access their assigned eTextbooks.

Additionally, CourseSmart’s release of “eTextbooks for the iPad 2.0,” an optimized application that takes full advantage of the iPad’s advanced functionality, provides students with the ultimate mobile solution to access all of the most popular, in-demand textbooks and course materials, anytime-anywhere. To highlight these exciting developments, CourseSmart is announcing that they will be giving away an iPad every day during the back-to-school season.

“The iPad is a game-changing device for the educational market and will provide a unique opportunity for students to access their core learning resources and integrate the extraordinary digital benefits of Apple’s large-form tablet device,” said Sean Devine, CEO of CourseSmart. “Our ability to provide students with access to their eTextbooks from any web-enabled device is an unmatched mobile solution that perfectly caters to the increasing demand of today’s on-the-go, digital-savvy students.”

Students will also immediately benefit from the advanced search and ecommerce capabilities of CourseSmart’s new site, designed to help students find and access their assigned course material in less time. is also better integrating with students’ social media environment, introducing Facebook Connect as part of the new site and launching a new social media program to ensure students find the best options for purchasing their assigned course materials.

Furthermore, as CourseSmart continues to provide students with the ability to study smarter through the benefits and efficiencies of digital course materials, the company has announced “CourseSmart’s iPad-a-Day Giveaway,” promotion, providing college students with the chance to win an iPad and experience the unique functionality of the device through its significantly improved CourseSmart’s “eTextbooks for the iPad” App.

From August 17th to August 30th, CourseSmart will be giving away an iPad every day through “CourseSmart’s iPad-a-Day Giveaway.” Additional details and entry rules are available at and students in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada are encouraged to enter. A unique winner will be selected and notified daily.

CourseSmart is the only provider of digital textbooks to make all of its eTextbook titles available anytime, anywhere on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch using a free app that can be downloaded from the iPad and iPhone App Stores. CourseSmart has partnered with Perpetuating Technologies, a mobile and web development firm based near Boston, to design and build the next generation of mobile learning tools for college students. The CourseSmart eTextbook App is available free of charge from Apple’s App Store on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch at

Currently, whether accessing eTextbooks via laptops, eReaders, tablets or other mobile devices, students enjoy the savings, convenience and digital efficiencies of CourseSmart’s eTextbooks, including:

•Up to 60% savings on more than 90% of all core higher education textbooks in use today
•Instant, anytime, anywhere access to materials via or various mobile devices and tablets, including the iPhone and iPad
•Search functionality for topics within a single book or across an entire eTextbook stack
•Highlighting and note-taking capabilities within the eTextbook, which can be easily retrieved or searched
•Ability to cut and paste as well as email sections, notes and highlighted text
•Page fidelity and preservation, mirroring the print edition’s page numbers, full text, diagrams, illustrations and charts
•Access to Table of Contents
•The choice to print only what one needs

For more information or to purchase your assigned textbook as an eTextbook, visit

About CourseSmart

CourseSmart provides eTextbooks and digital course materials that improve the educational process by offering instructors and students a unique combination of the right course material, anywhere, any-time access and a low cost. As the world’s largest digital course materials supplier, CourseSmart has a rapidly growing digital library of more than 90% of core higher education textbooks offered as eTextbooks, the same titles produced by major publishers in print and recommended by faculty across North America. The company’s eTextbooks can be purchased for up to 60% less than print texts and offer users the ability to print what they need as well as search and copy and paste features which help to streamline students’ studies. Additional information can be found on the company’s Web site:

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