FlatWorld Textbook Receives 2021 Most Promising New Textbook Award from Textbook & Academic Authors Association
Author Martin S. Shapiro honored for Biopsychology: Fundamentals and Contemporary Issues, Version 1.0 underscoring the textbook’s quality and broad appeal to students
February 25, 2021 — FlatWorld, a digital-first publisher of award-winning college textbooks that are both affordable and high-quality, today announced that the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) has honored one of the publisher’s first-edition books, Biopsychology: Fundamentals and Contemporary Issues, with the Most Promising New Textbook Award.
“FlatWorld’s industry-leading growth is a direct result of accelerating numbers of faculty and students choosing our model of high-quality college textbooks at reasonable prices,” said Alastair Adam, Co-CEO of FlatWorld. “While our competitors are cutting their publishing programs, this award also reflects our determination to increase the number of students who can benefit from those reasonable prices by investing in award-winning new titles. Biopsychology: Fundamentals and Contemporary Issues leads its category through its innovative treatment of content and yet, at $29.95, it’s available for a fraction of the price charged by other publishers for a comparable textbook.”
Biopsychology: Fundamentals and Contemporary Issues presents cutting-edge coverage of high-interest topics and is written for students without a strong natural sciences background to make neuroscience relevant and approachable. Shapiro leverages rich, online media links through the textbook to stimulate learners' interest, highlight the relevance to students' lives and future careers, and integrate easily into online courses.
“To have Biopsychology: Fundamentals and Contemporary Issues recognized for its quality content by a panel of authors and subject matter experts is a true honor,” said Martin Shapiro, FlatWorld author. “It has been a great pleasure to partner with the supportive people at FlatWorld. Their unique approach to digital-first publishing allows the field of biopsychology to come alive with streaming embedded videos and other interactive features in my textbook. Hopefully, this textbook will introduce the field of biopsychology to thousands of students across the U.S."
TAA will present the Most Promising New Textbook Award at the TAA Awards Ceremony, which will be held virtually Friday, March 19.
TAA judges commented, "Biopsychology by Martin Shapiro clearly merits the Most Promising New Textbook Award. It does an outstanding job of teaching very complex material through an appealing, relevant presentation for students."
For $29.95, students can purchase a digital copy of the textbook, which includes access to FlatWorld’s high-quality online homework system at no additional charge. Faculty can learn more about Biopsychology: Fundamentals and Contemporary Issues and request a review copy through FlatWorld’s website.
FlatWorld publishes affordable, high-quality learning materials, including both digital and print textbooks, and a robust online homework platform. Thousands of faculty members at universities across the U.S. have adopted a FlatWorld textbook. Learn more at www.flatworld.com
About the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA)
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