Charter Oak State College Partners with Akademos to Reduce Student Textbook Costs

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The Akademos Online Bookstore Service Provides a Natural Fit for the 100% Online Public College

Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced today that Charter Oak State College (, Connecticut’s public online college, has joined its list of partner schools. Charter Oak's new Online Bookstore will launch in Summer 2014.

"Partnering with Akademos is a natural fit for us,” said Ed Klonoski, president of Charter Oak. “At Charter Oak we’re dedicated to helping working adults earn the degrees they need. We offer accelerated courses and great value, all in a convenient online format. Akademos is a leader in online bookstores, providing Charter Oak with an advanced platform to serve our widely dispersed faculty and student community. Most importantly, Akademos meets our institutional values by delivering the low-cost materials our students need to succeed.”

Charter Oak and Akademos will develop a seamless student shopping experience. The new Online Bookstore will provide students with quick and ready access to everything they need. This Akademos technology provides students a simple way to select the new, used, rental, or eBook of their choice at significant discounts, while utilizing their financial aid funds for purchase.

“As an online-only institution, Charter Oak’s mission is to provide students with a more affordable education. This aligns perfectly with the values of Akademos,” said John Squires, chief executive officer of Akademos. “We are pleased that a leading online educational institution has recognized that our online bookstore is a perfect match for its needs. We look forward to working together in an effort to further decrease textbook costs and improve student outcomes for Charter Oak students in Connecticut and around the world.”

To learn more about online bookstore service offerings for educational institutions, visit the Akademos website or sign up for the Akademos newsletter.

About Charter Oak State College

Founded in 1973, Charter Oak State College is Connecticut’s only public online college, offering associate and bachelor’s degree completion programs in high-demand fields including Health Information Management, Health Care Administration, Business, Public Safety and Information Systems. Charter Oak students complete degrees through online courses and alternative approaches to earning credit. Charter Oak is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and governed by Connecticut’s Board of Regents for Higher Education. The College was recently ranked #1 in Connecticut for affordability among accredited colleges in-state offering online degree programs by

About Akademos

Akademos offers virtual bookstore services, eLearning solutions, and an innovative textbook marketplace to schools. Its comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service make Akademos a leader in providing affordable textbooks and digital learning tools for schools. Students can choose from new, used, rental, and eBook options while schools can reduce costs and increase operating efficiency. Faculty can search, discover, and adopt new texts using the Akademos Textbook Adoption Tool at Akademos delivers the right course materials, at affordable prices, on time. Learn more about Akademos' direct-to-students ecommerce platform at and its offerings to partner schools at

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