Booktopia partners with VitalSource to avail digital textbooks via Bookshelf®

Booktopia, one of Australia’s largest online bookstore, and VitalSource®, a premier education tech provider, have teamed up to provide Booktopia clients access to digital textbooks for the first time through Bookshelf®, VitalSource’s eReader platform. University students purchasing textbooks through Booktopia can learn more about this new etext option here.

What does the partnership mean for clients?

Bookshelf by VitalSource’s unmatched reading and studying experience features a full suite of built-in study tools, including highlighting, notetaking, flashcards, and Bookshelf CoachMe®, a free practice feature that provides students with immediate feedback in a low-stakes, confidence-boosting environment. Learners have full content controls, with dark mode, margin sizes, and fonts, including open dyslexic, as well as read aloud and search.

Booktopia’s extensive higher education and vocational textbook selection includes millions of titles, all searchable by subject matter, university, career path (including medicine, nursing, law, and education) and now, by format. Regardless of how they are purchased, etexts download immediately through VitalSource’s Bookshelf and are fully accessible offline.

Geoff Stalley, Acting Chief Executive Officer at Booktopia

Booktopia Acting Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Stalley, said: “VitalSource offers unparalleled resources for students around the world and has set the bar worldwide for its technology capabilities. We’re delighted we can bring their platform to the Australian market, further underlining our long-standing commitment to being the go-to destination for students with the unrivalled products and services we provide to support their learning and development.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Booktopia at this critical time to offer more university students access to the learning materials they need in the most accessible and affordable format. Having an etext option with access to Bookshelf’s best-in-class reading and studying features will positively impact the millions of students who use Booktopia to purchase their textbooks,” commented Alice Duijser, International Managing Director at VitalSource.

For more about VitalSource visit the website. Click here to learn how to access etexts.