World's Largest Provider of Digital Course Materials Appoints Managing Director to Lead Global Expansion

By Coursesmart, PRNE
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

LONDON, May 25, 2011 -

- CourseSmart Appoints Fionnuala Duggan as Managing Director,

CourseSmart(TM), the world's largest provider of eTextbooks and digital
course materials, today announced its intention to expand the company's
global footprint, establishing an initial presence in London. Fionnuala
has been named Managing Director, International to support the
development and launch of CourseSmart's global digital course material

"Launching a strong presence internationally has always been considered a
key element of our growth strategy, as students and faculty across the globe
seek innovative solutions to access their course materials," said Sean
, CEO of CourseSmart. "Fionnuala is a respected leader throughout the
digital media industry with nearly 20 years of industry expertise and a
proven track record of developing and achieving global expansion. She will be
instrumental in establishing CourseSmart's international eTextbook platform
and digital course material offering in the UK and, ultimately, in other
international markets."

Prior to joining CourseSmart, Fionnuala served as The Random House Group
Ltd's Director of Digital where she led the company's digital activities in
the UK and globally, launching businesses for ebooks, audio and Web, as well
as further developing the digital business infrastructure to support future
goals and expansion plans. Previously, she was a partner at Impresario Media
LLP, a consultancy firm which provides strategic advice to multinational
media and publishing clients. She also served in various executive roles at
EMI Recorded Music, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, and Maxwell Multi Media, among

Extending CourseSmart's leading eTextbook platform to an international
market will enable students and faculty across the globe to enjoy the
benefits of the company's digital course materials, including:

    - Anytime, anywhere access to materials via a computer, laptop or any
      web-enabled mobile device or tablet, including specific apps for the
      iPads(R), iPhones(R), iPods(R) and Android(TM) devices;
    - Search functionality for topics within a single book or across an
      entire eTextbook stack;
    - Highlighting and note-taking capabilities within the eTextbook, which
      can be easily recalled or searched;
    - Page fidelity and preservation, mirroring the print edition's page
      numbers, full text, diagrams, illustrations and charts;
    - Ability to cut and paste as well as email sections, notes and
      highlighted text;
    - The choice to print only what one needs; and
    - Access to premium educational content at competitive market prices.

About CourseSmart(TM)

CourseSmart(TM) provides eTextbooks and digital course materials that
improve the higher education learning process by offering instructors and
students a unique combination of the right course materials and anywhere,
any-time access, all at a low cost. As the world's largest digital course
materials supplier, CourseSmart has a rapidly growing digital library of more
than 90% of core higher education textbooks offered as eTextbooks, the same
titles produced by major publishers in print and recommended by faculty. In
the U.S., the company's eTextbooks can be purchased for up to 60% less than
print texts and offer users the ability to print what they need as well as
search and copy and paste features which help to streamline students'
studies. Additional information can be found on the company's Web site at

(c) 2011 CourseSmart, LLC. CourseSmart(TM) is a trademark of CourseSmart,
LLC. All other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    Media Contact:
    Gabrielle Zucker
    Kwittken & Company


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