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Kno Adds 15 Publishers to its Catalog

Kno, a provider of e-textbooks and educational software, has surpassed 45 publishers of digital material in its catalog with the addition of 15 new companies.

The move gives Kno greater access to digital resources such as textbooks and supplemental materials including several titles of both scholarly and general interest.

The publishers include a range of diverging specialties, from humanities publisher Hackett to scholarly publishers such as The MIT Press, University of Nebraska Press, and Indiana University Press as well as more general publishers and Norton Publishing, producers of the long-time campus standby Norton Anthologies. Other recent additions include Morton Publishing, Oklahoma Career Tech, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, and AVA Books.

The additions are part of Kno's strategy of "backpack coverage" as the company seeks to become a one-stop source for any and all titles that might be assigned to students, the company noted in a press release announcing the addition of the new publishers. Kno will carry not just digital textbooks but also study aids and critical case studies.

"We are thrilled to see the continued excitement in the publishing community for Kno's platform," said David Straus, Vice President of Products for Kno. "In addition to our outreach to key publishers, we continue to get significant inbound requests from both U.S. and international publishers to partner with Kno and to add their important content to our digital catalog."

Based in Santa Clara, CA, Kno was founded in May 2009 by Osman Rashid, the co-founder of Chegg, a company that rents and sells textbooks to students, and Babur Habib, a consumer electronics veteran.

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