Kno, Inc is Giving Away $1 Million in Free eTextbooks to Help College Students Save Money This Fall
SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 10, 2011 – As back to school time draws near, Kno, Inc., a leader in education software, is giving away up to one million dollars in eTextbooks through a new Facebook game where students can earn credits towards the purchase of their books. From today until September 30, 2011, students can visit www.Facebook.com/GoodtoKno, to spin the wheel of knowledge and earn points that can be used for credit on textbooks at www.kno.com. The credits can be used towards discounts on the purchase or rental of over 100,000 eTextbooks available for Kno’s software on the iPad, Web and Facebook.
Each player will receive ten spins to start, and can earn more by sharing the game with their friends. Once the player spins the wheel, they will receive point values that have a dollar equivalency, which can be redeemed for a coupon code. Students then enter the coupon code on the Kno website and will receive an immediate discount at purchase. Students can earn up to $50 in Kno store credit.
“With the high cost of college tuition, we know that saving every penny counts,” said Ousama Haffar, Vice President of Marketing, Kno, Inc. “Kno already provides students a way to save 30 to 50 percent off the list price of their textbooks by ordering them through our website and this giveaway is just another way for us to help students keep their costs down.”
Kno’s catalog of available eTextbooks exceeds 100,000 titles, making it the largest provider of digital textbooks in the world. In addition, buying or renting textbooks via Kno’s iPad applications provides students with more than 60 interactive features including the ability to highlight important passages, take notes, bookmark pages, add sticky notes and search terms with Wikipedia or a dictionary. And now, students can instantly extract important information from their textbook with Journal, a digital notebook, and can create instant quizzes from any diagram with the Quiz Me feature.
“Kno is really at the cutting edge of making textbooks more interactive and social,” said Babur Habib, CTO and co-founder. “Our features do things that nobody else in the industry can do and our selection of more than 100,000 interactive eTextbooks, whose pages match exactly with those of their print counterparts, is unparalleled. We believe that by making these textbooks more interactive, accessible and affordable, students will want to ditch their heavy backpacks and opt for the digital version of their books.”
To play the Facebook game and earn points toward the purchase of eTextbooks through Kno, visit www.Facebook.com/GoodtoKno. Rules and restrictions apply: sites.google.com/site/milliondollartextbookgiveaway/?pli=1
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to make learning engaging, effective, and social for students. Osman Rashid, the co-founder of Chegg, and Babur Habib, a consumer electronics veteran, founded Kno, Inc. in May 2009. The company has received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Intel Capital, Goldman Sachs, Advanced Publications, FLOODGATE, GSV Capital, First Round Capital, Ron Conway, Silicon Valley Bank, SV Angels and TriplePoint Capital and is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, go to www.kno.com, or follow Kno at facebook.com/GoodtoKno and twitter.com/GoodtoKNO.