Akademos Partners with Missouri Valley College to Improve Textbook Affordability and Convenience for Students

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To deliver students significant savings on textbooks and course materials, Missouri Valley College selects Akademos to provide an innovative online bookstore service and marketplace.

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We look forward to using our vast experience serving colleges and universities across the country to provide a world-class student experience

Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced that Missouri Valley College (http://www.moval.edu), a private career-oriented liberal arts college known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment that prepares students to succeed in a knowledge-based global society, has joined its growing list of partner institutions.

Beginning summer term 2016, Missouri Valley College students can shop for textbooks and course materials in the format of their choice across new, used, rental or eBook options and place orders anytime, anywhere through the mobile optimized online bookstore. With Akademos’ best-in-class online shopping platform students will be able to save on average 60% off the list price of their course materials when ordering through the exclusive Akademos Marketplace.

“We are very pleased that Akademos is helping Missouri Valley College improve textbook affordability for our students,” said Greg Silvey, Chief Financial Officer at Missouri Valley College. “The new online bookstore will offer a state of the art commerce solution, improving the textbook purchasing process and experience for our students.”

In addition, faculty and administrators will be able to take advantage of Akademos’ state-of-the-art Adoption & Analytics Portal to streamline the adoption process and provide real-time reporting and analytics.

“I am excited to welcome Missouri Valley College to Akademos,” said Chief Executive Officer John Squires. “We look forward to using our vast experience serving colleges and universities across the country to provide a world-class student experience that will facilitate the delivery of the right course materials at the right prices - and positively impact student achievement.”

To learn more about Akademos’ college and university virtual bookstore solutions and marketplace offerings, visit http://www.akademos.com.

About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad opportunities, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit http://www.moval.edu.

About Akademos

Akademos offers virtual bookstore services, eLearning solutions, and an innovative textbook marketplace to colleges and universities across the country. Its comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service makes Akademos a leader in providing affordable textbooks and digital learning tools. Students can choose from new, used, rental, and eBook options while institutions can reduce costs and increase operating efficiency. Faculty can search, discover, and adopt new texts using the state-of-the-art Akademos Adoption & Analytics Portal at http://www.akademos.com/products. Akademos delivers the right course materials, at affordable prices, on time. Learn more about Akademos' direct-to-students ecommerce platform at http://www.textbookx.com and its offerings to partner schools at http://www.akademos.com.

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