Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) April 11, 2007
College students taking courses in English Composition--typically cited as the college course with the largest enrollment---can now save money by opting to use free books. The Freeload Press announced today the first publications in a "Download a Dozen" campaign that will feature 12 free titles for a course that is usually required for most undergraduates.
The series is published in e-book and paperback formats. Students download the free e-book versions, which contain advertising placed in natural breaks in the scholarship. Students can also opt to buy paperback versions with no advertising.
The first publications in the campaign, which are available now, include a handbook on grammar, a guide to writing exploratory essays and a multimedia flash-card program that helps students remember rules of grammar. Additional titles will be published over the balance of the year, and include Introductory Composition; Analysis and Critical Thinking; Composition for Non-native Speakers of English; Argument and Critical Thinking; Professional and Technical Writing; Writing Research Papers that Matter; Making Oral Presentations; and Writing about Literature.
The "Download a Dozen" campaign features a series of free e-books authored by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Dr. Steven Strang. Dr. Strang is the Director of M.I.T.'s Writing and Communication Center. He has taught all forms of writing during his 26 years at M.I.T.
"I am not sure what is more exciting for me---authoring a series of composition textbooks or being able to offer them for free," said Dr. Strang. "The spiraling costs of textbooks have made me hesitant to assign books that would deepen the educational experience but are simply too expensive. Freeload Press now gives us the freedom to use as many texts as we wish to accomplish the specific goals of our courses without fear of burdening students with staggering textbook costs."
Edgar Laube, Chief Publishing Officer of The Freeload Press, noted that, "This series will provide both primary and supplemental texts for all types of grammar and composition. Once again, veteran scholars, authors, and teachers have cast a vote for our Freeload model and our unique means of distributing educational materials. A wide spectrum of English students can now "Download a Dozen" English composition publications and build a reference library that will benefit them throughout their college and professional lives."
To download the first free publications in "Download a Dozen" campaign, and for more information, visit: http://www.freeloadpress.com or email.
Freeload Press, Inc. is an educational publisher with offices in Saint Paul, MN and Madison, WI.
The company publishes and distributes e-textbooks and e-study aids using StudyBreak Ads™--a patent-pending ad placement system, designed by academics, that eliminates the cost of textbooks.