Saint Mary’s Press Partners with Kno to Offer the World’s Best-Selling Catholic Youth Bibles as Interactive E-Books
Kno’s Digital Platform Brings Engaging and Interactive Features to Teachers and Students at Catholic Schools Nationwide
WINONA, Minn., and SANTA CLARA, Calif.,– May 7, 2013 — Saint Mary’s Press, the leading Catholic publisher of Bibles and religion curricula for Catholic young people, announced today that it has partnered with Kno, a leader in education software, to offer its bestselling titles on Kno’s digital platform. For the first time, these titles, including The Catholic Youth Bible, Breakthrough Bible and Living in Christ series, will be available as e-books, offering content that is engaging, interactive and social for students at Catholic schools across the country.
“Saint Mary’s Press is excited to partner with Kno in offering our bestselling titles as interactive e-books,” said John Vitek, President and CEO of Saint Mary’s Press. “With Kno, Saint Mary’s Press will provide students with powerful, easy to use digital features that help them engage with their religious studies in new and exciting ways.”
For example, using The Catholic Youth Bible on Kno, students can highlight passages and take notes within the Bible. All of their highlights and notes are automatically saved in a journal for later reflection. Students can also access interactive elements like flashcards for all the terms in the glossary. And religious instructors can share their highlights and notes with their class using Kno’s social-sharing feature.
“Saint Mary’s Press offers rich, meaningful content to students and teachers at Catholic schools across the country,” said Osman Rashid, CEO of Kno. “Using interactive features like search, journal, and flashcards will allow students to explore their religious studies in new ways, leading to new insights, and providing a rich learning experience.”
Students and teachers can access free samples of The Catholic Youth Bible and Breakthrough Bible by visiting: www.kno.com/publishers/saintmaryspress.
About Saint Mary’s Press
Saint Mary’s Press is a nonprofit Catholic publisher administered by the Christian Brothers of the Midwest Province. Saint Mary’s Press is a contemporary expression of the Catholic Church’s mission to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and the Lasallian mission to provide a human and Christian education for young people, including those who are economically deprived. Saint Mary’s Press dates from 1943, when Brother Alphonsus Pluth, FSC, began publishing high school religion resources.
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to make learning engaging, effective, and social for students. Osman Rashid, the co-founder of Chegg, and Babur Habib, a consumer electronics veteran, founded Kno, Inc. in May 2009. The company has received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Intel Capital, Goldman Sachs, FLOODGATE and GSV Capital and is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, go to www.kno.com, or follow Kno at http://facebook.com/GoodtoKno and http://twitter.com/GoodtoKNO.