Vital Source Continues International E-Textbook Expansion With Philippines Partnership

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Vital Source E-Textbook Platform Expands To The Philippines Through Work with C&E Publishing

Vital Source Technologies, Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced that C&E Publishing, Inc., a premier textbook and educational materials publisher and leading distributor of foreign books in the Philippines, has selected Vital Source® to expand the reach of content digitally to students and educators in the region.

“C&E’s mission is to provide quality educational resources and solutions in the Philippines, and through our collaborative efforts with a world-renowned e-textbook solutions provider like Vital Source, more Philippine schools and students will have access to tools to enhance learning,” said John Emyl Eugenio, Executive Vice-President for Product Development, Sales and Marketing Division, C&E Publishing. “Our work with Vital Source is a timely response to the growing demand of education in today’s modern age.”

As digital content adoption and e-textbook use grows worldwide, the VitalSource Bookshelf® platform provides C&E Publishing with comprehensive tools to expand the reach of e-textbooks to a broader audience. C&E Publishing has plans to add its complete library of textbooks to the platform.  Students and educators that use the VitalSource Bookshelf platform for content will have the flexibility to easily access C&E material anytime, anywhere, in the cloud and on a variety of operating systems and devices.

“We are significantly growing the number of titles offered by our Vital Source Bookshelf platform in addition to expanding our international reach through our reseller network,” said Kent Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, Vital Source Technologies Inc.  “As a result, more students and professors have access to the newest tools and titles to enhance learning. We are pleased to help C&E Publishing in their efforts to enhance learning through e-textbooks in the region.”

C&E Publishing, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher, and provider of educational resources and solutions for the academic and professional market in the Philippines and surrounding regions. Having published more than one thousand basic education and college textbooks and local trade titles since 2002, the company also adapts, reprints and has exclusive distribution rights to more than 50,000 titles published in other countries.

The VitalSource Bookshelf platform is the most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education with more than 3.25 million users across 6,000 campuses around the world. It uses the latest technology to enhance the learning experience through e-textbooks and digital education. Content from more than 350 of the world’s top academic publishers is accessible to VitalSource Bookshelf platform users anytime, anywhere, and on a variety of operating systems and devices. For more information about Vital Source Technologies, visit www.vitalsource.com.

ABOUT C & E PUBLISHING
C&E Publishing, Inc., now on its 20th year, is considered as a leading distributor, publisher and provider of quality educational resources and solutions in the Philippines. It has developed strong linkages with top foreign publishers such as McGrawHill-Education, Elsevier, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Cengage Learning Asia, Pearson Education, Wiley and Sons, to name a few.  C&E Publishing, Inc. is an awardee of this year’s “Best Foreign Books Distributor” from the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence 2013. It was also awarded the Most Outstanding Distributor of Foreign Books by the Philippine Marketing Excellence Awards Institute, Sales and Marketing Magazine, and Asian Marketing Institute.  C&E Publishing, Inc. has also developed e-books and e-learning materials such as e-tests, e-lessons, e-quizzes and other multi-media resources. Furthermore, it has created its own Phillippine E-Journals (PEJ) which houses close to 100 local journal contributors from research institutions and colleges.  Likewise, C&E’s affiliate, the CE-Logic, Inc.  offers reliable and efficient solutions for academic institutions and companies through the latest online library resources, interactive multimedia technology, and web-based reference and information services for various disciplines that include nursing, allied health, business and law. To date, CE-Logic Inc. has more than 200 subscribers in the Philippines which is considered as the biggest in the industry.  For more information, visit www.cebookshop.com and/or www.ce-logic.net .

ABOUT INGRAM
Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram provides books, music and media content to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 195 countries. More than 26,000 publishers use Ingram’s fully integrated physical and digital distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer demand, and realize the full business potential of book content. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures Inc. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com

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