Pearson Education and Safari Books Online Launch SafariX Textbooks Online

Apr 23, 2004

Pearson Education, an education company, and Safari Books Online have announced plans to launch a digital textbook program for college students. The program, called SafariX Textbooks Online, will offer WebBooks as a new option to the print textbook, in an effort to save students 50% off the suggested list price of the print equivalent edition. Safari Books Online is a Pearson Education and O'Reilly Media, Inc. joint venture. Beginning this fall, students can choose to buy a print edition textbook or access the same course-critical content by subscribing to one or more of over 300 SafariX WebBooks available this year at The WebBooks is designed to allow students to print pages, make annotations, take notes, search the full text, and add bookmarks to organize their study, anywhere they have browser access.

Pearson Higher Education offers textbooks in every major discipline area from Pearson-branded imprints Prentice Hall, Addison-Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, Allyn & Bacon, and Longman. Pearson's Higher Education imprints support college students with online learning platforms including Web support services like Research Navigator, a student-friendly, Web-based tool that facilitates the research process with four exclusive databases, and The Tutor Center, a one-to-one tutoring service providing students personal access to instructors who can further explain concepts and solutions to problems in Pearson Higher Education texts.

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