Akademos, Missouri Valley College partner on textbook affordability

To deliver students significant textbook savings, Missouri Valley College selects Akademos to provide an online bookstore service and marketplace

Akademos, Inc., a provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced that Missouri Valley College, a private career-oriented liberal arts college, has joined its growing list of partner institutions.

Beginning summer term 2016, Missouri Valley College students can shop for textbooks and course materials in the format of their choice across new, used, rental or eBook options and place orders anytime, anywhere through the mobile optimized online bookstore. With Akademos’ best-in-class online shopping platform students will be able to save on average 60 percent off the list price of their course materials when ordering through the exclusive Akademos Marketplace.

“We are very pleased that Akademos is helping Missouri Valley College improve textbook affordability for our students,” said Greg Silvey, Chief Financial Officer at Missouri Valley College. “The new online bookstore will offer a state of the art commerce solution, improving the textbook purchasing process and experience for our students.”

In addition, faculty and administrators will be able to take advantage of Akademos’ state-of-the-art Adoption & Analytics Portal to streamline the adoption process and provide real-time reporting and analytics.

“I am excited to welcome Missouri Valley College to Akademos,” said Chief Executive Officer John Squires. “We look forward to using our vast experience serving colleges and universities across the country to provide a world-class student experience that will facilitate the delivery of the right course materials at the right prices – and positively impact student achievement.”

To learn more about Akademos’ college and university virtual bookstore solutions and marketplace offerings, visit

Laura Ascione