All content is available whole or by the chapter or article, and professors and students can drag & drop content to curate their own custom course packs
Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 06, 2016
Slicebooks, an innovative provider of publishing tools and white label stores, has partnered with Minha Biblioteca of Brazil to launch PastadoProfessor.com, which will give Brazilian publishers the ability to sell ebook content in chunks like chapters & articles, and create curated course packs by mixing & matching micro content. PastadoProfessor.com is scheduled to launch in Q2 2016.
Minha Biblioteca is a consortium formed by the four leading publishers of academic books in Brazil - Group A, Gen Group Atlas, Manole and Saraiva. PastadoProfessor.com will launch with more than 3,000 eBooks and nearly 60,000 chapters covering quality technical and scientific content. All content is available by the whole book and by the chapter, and with the built-in “eBook Remixer” users can drag-and-drop content to create their own custom eBook packages.
The site was built by Slicebooks, the publishing platform that features tools like the eBook Slicer, eBook Remixer and StoreApp Widgets, all designed to help publishers repurpose content and sell direct to consumers. The Slicebooks white label program lets publishers brand their own iTunes-style store with all the innovative Slicebooks features included. Slicebooks localized PastadoProfessor.com into Portuguese, integrated a local payment gateway platform, and developed a modified version of its remix tool to enable professors to create custom course packs that are immediately displayed on a unique product page for students to view and purchase. All content on the site is secured with Digital Rights Management.
“PastadoProfessor.com was created precisely to meet the demand of students in acquiring content by the chapter, as well as accessing custom course packs created by their professors, all while respecting copyright”, said Richardt Rocha Feller, CEO of Minha Biblioteca. “Our users are increasingly demanding more flexibility in how they consume content. The Slicebooks platform makes it easy for us to break our content into stand-alone chapters and gives our professors a quick and innovative way to create their own customized course packs.”
Minha Biblioteca will also be taking advantage of the Slicebooks StoreApp widgets. These are embeddable widgets with full ecommerce functionality that can be created in minutes, branded and used to target niche audiences. For example, authors who blog can embed a branded mobile StoreApp right on their blog site and fill it with content customized for their particular audience. Professors can create a StoreApp to target students attending their class. Students can browse whole and sliced content on the StoreApps, and checkout, all without leaving the site.
“Pastadoprofessor.com is exactly the kind of store we had in mind when we built Slicebooks. It is a terrific example of giving students and professors the freedom to get just the content they want, how and when they want it,” said Jill Tomich, co-founder of Slicebooks. “Slicebooks creates opportunities for publishers to engage directly with their users in an effective way by building tools to help publishers and content creators get content discovered and sell direct to consumers. And now we’re excited to continue to expand our offerings. Soon we’ll be announcing the first location-based marketing engine for publishers that will make it even easier for publishers to engage directly with mobile consumers, and deliver just the right content at the perfect moment.”
Slicebooks is a publishing platform that helps publishers repurpose content and build direct sales channels. Slicebooks includes a patent-pending content management system, an iTunes style white label retail platform and mobile web apps, and will soon launch yaBeam, the world’s first location-based marketing engine for publishers. The Slicebooks development team is led by veterans from such leading technology publishing companies as O’Reilly Media, Pearson, and Manning. For more information, visit http://slicebooks.com
About Minha Biblioteca
Minha Biblioteca is a consortium formed by the four leading publishers of academic books in Brazil - Group A, Gen Group Atlas, Manole and Saraiva, headquartered in São Paulo, with areas of expertise in law, applied social sciences, health, education and more. For more information, visit http://www.minhabiblioteca.com.br
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