Thursday, May 14, 2020

RPP #185: RedShelf - Interview with Greg Fenton

  • Interview with Greg Fenton, CEO & Co-Founder of RedShelf. We discuss the RedShelf e-textbook platform offering more than 1 million digital titles including study tools from most publishers at a significant discount. We discuss:
    • How Redshelf got started 
      Greg Fenton, RedShelf CEO
    • How they compete against Amazon 
    • Free student access because of COVID-19
    • Which publishers they work with (almost all)
    • How they deliver publishers' ebook content  
    • Features make e-textbooks better than print (read aloud, flashcards and study guides)
    • Student's desire for hard copy textbooks
    • Reading e-textbooks offline 
    • Faculty authors options to self-publish
    • Business model (student and institutional purchase)
    • Future directions including "inclusive access"
  • Links
    • Podsafe music selection
    Duration: 31:43