Des Moines, IA - December 8, 2010
Perfection Learning, a leading educational publisher, announces acquisition of Kinetic Books. See complete press release.
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Kinetic Books Adds Print to Its Offerings
Digital Curriculum Publisher Incorporates Affordable Print Option For Its Comprehensive Digital Curriculum
SEATTLE, Mar 20 2007 -- Kinetic Books Company, Inc., an innovative publisher of interactive curriculum, today announced that the company will provide a low-cost printed textbook option as part of its curriculum offerings. Prior to today, the company’s interactive textbooks were available in print format only from web pages or .pdf files.
Although instructors and students relish interactive curriculum, some schools and districts have expressed interest in purchasing a print version of the textbook to supplement the full-featured, rigorous computer-based curriculum.
"Students don’t always have access to a computer," said Mark Bretl, vice president of Kinetic Books. "By adding an optional print format to our textbooks, we give students and teachers an affordable alternative that saves them the time of printing the .pdf file that is already on the CD."
Unlike bundled textbooks from other publishers, which can cost over $100, Kinetic Books is offering the print version of its textbooks for $15. All the expository materials and problems are available in the new print versions, although the interactive components will still be available only on the company’s digital products. Kinetic TextbooksTM were written from the ground up to take advantage of the computer, and in addition to traditional text include hours of audio, hundreds of simulations, and thousands of animations that are designed to present physics concepts in approachable ways to students of all learning styles. Prices for the digital textbook still start at $24.95 per student.
Bretl continued, "Though the print version does not include the interactive components of our digital textbook, the combination of the two provides the flexibility requested by students, schools and districts while delivering higher quality curriculum at an affordable price."
The printed texts to Kinetic Books’ Principles of Physics and Physics for Scientists and Engineers may be ordered immediately as a $15.00 addition. They will ship this summer.
About Kinetic TextbooksTM
Kinetic Textbooks are comprehensive textbooks built from the ground up to take advantage of computers. Unlike previous versions of electronic or interactive textbooks, which are bundled as part of traditional textbooks or do not subscribe to course work, Kinetic Textbooks are comprehensive, flexible and fully interactive.
About Kinetic Books® Company
Kinetic Books Company creates and publishes Kinetic TextbooksTM, the next generation of digital curriculum. Kinetic Books textbooks and virtual labs are used to teach students in hundreds of high schools and tertiary institutions in 40 states and 15 countries. The company’s full line of textbooks has been adopted in every state that has gone through a physics text approval process since Kinetic Books introduced its products in 2005. Experiment with Kinetic Books physics curriculum, or find out more about the company, at www.kineticbooks.com.
Contact Kinetic Books Company:
Nancy Morton, (206) 448-1141
Kinetic Books Company and Kinetic Textbooks, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Kinetic Books Company, Inc. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.