Saint Leo University has mastered textbook affordablity

President Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. provides some excellent tips in this article on how the university has made its textbooks more affordable.  Check out his tips on how they accomplished this here:  This is exactly the kind of advice we offered in our recent survey of Presidents, Provosts and CAOs.  For the complete report see:

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How to Implement an Online Bookstore and Reduce Textbook Costs, Webinar registration now open!

This Webinar will be extremely informative for schools looking to reduce textbook prices and increase student satisfaction.

Students save 60% on new, used, rental or eBook texts at

Live Webinar date: January 20, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET

Registration: Space is limited! Register online.

Presenters: John Jay College CIO Joseph Laub & Geoff Katz ,VP of Program Management at Akademos

Overview: Last year, John Jay College identified the diminishing returns of a brick and mortar school bookstore for both students and for the college itself. In a survey administered by the school, 77% of students reported they might not buy textbooks for one or more of their classes due to the high cost of materials. Based upon these findings, there was a clear need to do something significant in order to reduce textbook costs and drive student success.

John Jay, in just 2 months, launched a new bookstore solution that was fully integrated with its student and faculty systems.  As a result, students were highly satisfied with the service (90% reporting the experience was “easy to navigate”) and to date have saved over $157,000.

Wondering how they did it? Join this webinar for a behind-the-scenes look at John Jay’s approach to implementing an integrated bookstore solution.

Find out:

  • The steps John Jay took and how to make it work for your school
  • How Akademos’ SIS/ERP integration technology delivers a personalized student shopping experience
  • Other important Institutional and student benefits, like financial aid integration, reporting, and much more
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