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Pearson Offers Delayed Billing Program
Pearson Higher Education is offering delayed billing for spring 2015 orders placed from Nov. 3-Dec. 29. Payments won’t be due until March 31, 2015, instead of Pearson’s normal 30-day terms.
Stores must be in good credit standing to be eligible and need to request “Delayed Billing” on each purchase order to receive the extended terms. Eligible college stores may also request delayed billing on orders placed via OASIS, Pubnet, Pearson Customer Service, and PromptPlus. For more information, call Pearson Customer Service at (800) 922-0579. To register for OASIS, go to
Gale Adds STEM Titles to Virtual Library
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is adding more science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and health-care topics to its Gale Virtual Reference Library. Publishers Taylor & Francis, Mitchell Lane, HCPro, and World Scientific will add nearly 750 e-books to the platform.
Consortium to Handle TOON Books
Consortium Books Sales & Distribution will handle TOON Books in the U.S. and Canada starting Jan. 1. TOON Books publishes comics for children ages three and up that are vetted by literacy experts to ensure that language and narrative is appropriate for their reading level.
Kobo Offering Reading Eggs E-Books
Kobo is making more than 120 Reading Eggs e-books available through an agreement with Blake eLearning. To mark the partnership, Reading Eggs is offering a bundle of free educational e-books to Kobo customers at
Vital Source Partners with Metrodigi
Vital Source Technologies Inc. is partnering with Metrodigi to provide educational publishers with ways to produce and distribute customizable, interactive digital products. The content will be made available through the Vital Source Bookshelf platform and the Chaucer cloud-based platform from Metrodigi.
Cengage, Integrate Services
Cengage Learning will integrate the marketplace into its MindTap e-learning environment through a new strategic partnership between the two companies. is a student-to-student study materials marketplace. Integration will provide students with course-specific study materials such as study guides, notes, flashcards, video tutorials, and live video help through the MindTap platform.
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