[bksvol-discuss] FW: Saddleback Educational Publishing Has Signed Our Agreement

  • From: Scott Rains <scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 15:58:01 -0800


The memo below was just circulated to all Bookshare staff. The wiki has been 
updated to reflect the change.

Scott Rains

Saddleback Educational Publishing, established in 1982 and based in Irvine, 
California, has signed our agreement, giving us world rights to their titles.  
They are migrating to EPUB from PDF and their files will be distributed by 
TecKnoQuest, a distributor for many U.S. educational publishers, based in 

Saddleback’s list is an ideal one for Bookshare’s.  Their focus is on 
intervention for struggling learners.  They publish thousands of high-interest, 
low-reading-level curriculum materials well as educational paperbacks for 
students ages 10 to 16 in middle school and high school and in alternative 
education and special education.  They also serve adult learners.  Their aim is 
to provide students with materials presented at a low enough instructional 
level so that more valuable time can be spent teaching content. All their 
materials are also appropriate for learning English as asecond language.

Their hip and engagingly designed series range from biographies (everyone from 
Albert Einstein to American Idol stars – to Helen Keller!) to series on 
American history, science, social science, math, and language arts.

They are an important and visible member of the Association of Educational 
Publishers and Tim McHugh, the VP of Sales and Marketing, who spearheaded 
getting the agreement signed, is a highly respected voice in educational 
publishing.  Along with his highly regarded peers in the AEP who have signed 
with Bookshare -- Bill Evans (Evan-Moor), Mike Ross (Encyclopaedia Britannica), 
John Morse (Merriam-Webster), Becky Snyder (ABC-CLIO) and David Beamon 
(National Science Teachers Association) -- we now have critical advocates in 
this influential organization.   Additionally, Saddleback’s (and Evan-Moor’s) 
distributor, Kevin Davis of TecKnoQuest, who has also been a big supporter of 
Bookshare, will be playing an important role ongoing of advocating for 
Bookshare with his clients.


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