Bloomsbury signs deal with Classoos for 14,000 academic books

Bloomsbury signs deal with Classoos for 14,000 academic books

Bloomsbury has signed a licensing agreement to make 14,000 of its academic books available through digital textbook platform Classoos.

The deal brings the number of global publishers working with the digital provider, which launched in the UK in 2017, to 170.

Classoos apps allow books to be downloaded for reading offline and include a function to add resources alongside the textbooks plus notes and links.

Matthew Emery, head of academic sales at Bloomsbury, said: “The higher education sector has seen a growth in the interest of e-textbooks over the past five years and we’re now starting to witness increased demand amongst secondary schools too.  As a result, we were delighted to sign with Classoos in order to give us reach into that market for our leading texts.

“The Classoos platform has some great pedagogical features which we believe will enrich the learning experience of students using our textbooks, and also make life easier for their teachers. The printed textbook will always be a mainstay in schools and institutions, but it is important that Bloomsbury also offers content in alternative formats to enable schools to utilise subscription payment models.”

Classoos UK sales director Tim Clark added: “At Classoos, we’re proud to offer our content across a range of devices, regardless of location or data connection, and to now have such a rich array of Bloomsbury’s titles available on the platform, makes our offer, we believe, truly unsurpassed in the digital textbook market.”

The move follows Pearson’s announcement this month it would start releasing its US titles in digital form first as it continues to move away from traditional print publishing.