Meet Perlego, The Academic Content Subscription Offering
Textbooks are massively overpriced. College textbook prices have risen 1,041% since 1977 or three times the rate of inflation. The reason for this being that the market is highly uncompetitive – five publishers control 80% of the market – and because there is no consumer choice in the purchase; students are obliged to buy what they’re assigned.
Perlego wants to make learning content affordable by offering a monthly subscription for all your learning ebooks. Perlego, an online site that brings together all text and academic ebooks on one single platform so that students from all over the world have access remotely, to this abundance ocean of knowledge.
With over sixty five thousand ebooks available online, Perlego makes for a perfect academic accompaniment and works well even for those who are constantly in the lookout for books to refer to. Think of Perlego as an online university library that has a plethora of books that can be used for study, references, notes or lectures. Whether it is your weekly assignment, paper submission or your thesis at the end of your course, Perlego is the perfect online companion for all your e book needs.
So How Does It Work?
Not only does Perlego have a wide variety of books from top publishers of the market, the range of subject matter that is covered is also equally extensive. So no matter what is the subject of your study, or interest, you will find your book at Perlego. From sociology and business to political study, physics, history and literature, Perlego has it all. All you have to do is register with Perlego and search the book or subject that you are looking for. Perlego streams directly from the publisher, cutting cost of printing, distributing and retail. You can even organise books in your library, as well as book mark content for later read or highlight content that is important.
Pricing – Free & More
So where is the ‘catch’ you ask me? There is none, the site offers two models – Freemium and Premium. The Freemium model is an online free Basic version that is accessible to all. All you have to do is register with your email address and get access to over 50,000 public domain books. The site also has a paid Premium version that allows you access to over one million pound worth of content books. The Premium version comes at a small price of £ 11.99 per month.
Perlego has a vast collection of over 150,000 ebooks over a wide range of subjects. With over 400 publishers that include Wiley, Palgrave, Pakt Publishing and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Perlego offers a wide variety of content for all kinds of subjects.
Opportunities & Conclusion
If you are a business looking for collaboration, there is place for you too. The site also has an option for businesses that are looking into publishing their content or their books with Perlego. With the business account, you get access to premium content, over fifty thousand books – which were part of the other versions as well, with the added bonus of a dedicated account manager plus a customisable interface. If this does interest you make sure to contact the team at Perlego, they will be more than happy to help.
This one stop online library is truly a blessing for students all over the world, making education and its content affordable for one and all.