AcademicPub, an automated coursepack service with a database of copyright cleared content, is launching Express Books, a self-publishing service that will allow professsors to publish their own books and distribute them through AcademicPub’s e-commerce platform. Using Express Books, professors can produce single books or anthologies, distribute them worldwide and receive 100% of the royalties on all books sold.

Express Books will be added to the AcademicPub content database and made available via the AcademicPub Scholar Collection for customized coursepacks through the service. Authors can set prices for their books, update the content instantly at any time and they retain copyright.

Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of AcademicPub parent SharedBook Inc., said, “"Not only is Express Books perfect for the instructor who has been developing and using his or her own work in coursepacks, this new feature greatly expands the AcademicPub custom book capability overall. Previously, most of our custom books have been built containing content from a myriad of providers and formats. Now, through Express Books, these custom books created by a single professor or multiple authors can be used as is by other instructors for their own classroom use."