Blackwell's, a provider of academic, professional, and educational materials in the U.K. chose Ingram Content Group, Inc.'s VitalSource platform to power etextbook solutions for Blackwell's customers.
According to a press release from Ingram, the VitalSource reseller solution will provide Blackwell's with the tools needed to sell and deliver etextbooks to customers while maintaining their key campus and online bookstore positions. Ingram reports that students will obtain content through VitalSource, but content contracts, orders, and financial management remain completely in Blackwell's control.
The VitalSource platform will also provide Blackwell's institutional customers with new textbook integration options. Blackwell's etextbook offering is expected to launch next month.