Follett Press Releases

Follett Higher Education Group Announces 88% Increase in Ecommerce Sales

December 17, 2020
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – WESTCHESTER, Ill., Dec. 17, 2020 – Follett Higher Education Group today announced that online orders across Follett’s 1,250 ecommerce websites increased by 93% YTD as a result of consumers shifting spending from in-store to online since the early days of the pandemic. COVID-19 accelerated a global shift to ecommerce, and during the ...

Follett Higher Education Group Brings ACCESS to More College Students During COVID-19

November 23, 2020
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – Follett Higher Education Group today announced the expansion of its Follett ACCESS program to an additional 29 college campuses this fall, providing access and affordability to even more students during the pandemic as students were away from the classroom. Follett was first-to-market in 2012 with the ground-breaking program that includes course materials...

Follett Book eFairs Enhance Shipping Options to Include Students’ Homes

November 20, 2020
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett Book eFairs continue to grow in popularity due to their streamlined setup and the ease with which coordinators can carry them out. Yet another convenient feature was added today when Follett announced it will ship online book fair orders directly to students’ homes. Online book fair coordinators can now choose to have books shipped to either...

New Features Help Follett Aspen SIS Districts Adapt to Distance Learning

November 17, 2020
MCHENRY, ILL. – As the COVID-19 pandemic calls upon many schools and districts to continue distance learning, Follett has responded to educators’ needs by adding new convenient features to its student information system, which serves more than two million students throughout the United States and Canada. Follett Aspen Student Information System has developed ...

Baker & Taylor Returns as Full-Service Vendor to Academic Libraries

October 28, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment, announced today it is once again a full-service vendor to academic libraries.  A Follett company, Baker & Taylor will be serving academic libraries worldwide with the widest range of library products and services to institutions, as well as the...

RedShelf and Follett Expand Digital Course Materials Relationship

June 11, 2020
CHICAGO AND WESTCHESTER, IL – RedShelf and Follett Higher Education Group today announced an expanded partnership to improve the digital learning experience for college students and faculty. In addition to delivering a best-in-class ebook experience, RedShelf will now be the primary delivery platform for all digital course materials for Follett campus locations nationwide. Through the...

Follett MyDestiny Named Winner in 2020 EdTech Awards

May 8, 2020
MCHENRY, ILL – Follett MyDestiny, a powerful learning platform designed for today’s classroom, has been selected as the winner of the “Lesson Planning Solution” category in The 2020 EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest. The award is from “The EdTech Cool Tool Awards” portion of this year’s contest. Launched last year to design partners ...

Baker & Taylor Publisher Services (BTPS) Announces New Clients

April 22, 2020
ASHLAND, OH – Baker & Taylor Publisher Services (BTPS), a leading provider of sales and fulfillment services, is pleased to announce two new publisher partner agreements. BTPS has signed full sales representation and distribution agreements with the following clients: Starfish Bay Publishing, effective July 1, 2020 – U.S. & Canada Messianic Jewish...

Follett, Baker and Taylor Team to Provide Free Access to PreK-12 Interactive Resources for Public Library Partners

April 15, 2020
WESTCHESTER, IL – As more states extend school closures through the remainder of the school year, Follett and Baker & Taylor today announced they are collaborating to provide its public library partners with free access through June 30 to Lightbox and AV2 World Languages, interactive resources that allow students to independently study and learn. Follett, in ...

New York High School Captures 2020 Follett Challenge Grand Prize

March 23, 2020
MCHENRY, ILL – Mineola High School of Garden City Park, N.Y., today was named the Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Follett Challenge. The Nassau County-based school, with an enrollment of 1,026 students, earns $30,000 in Follett products and services and a celebration at their school for its entry, “Empowered Students: Preparing Students for the 4th Industrial ...

With At-Home Learning Increasing, Follett Offers Interactive ebook Platform for Free to Schools

March 20, 2020
MCHENRY, ILL. – As the number of school closures mount due to the spread of COVID-19, Follett today announced it is partnering with Weigl Publishers, Inc. to offer Lightbox, a PreK-12 interactive ebook platform, and AV2 World Languages, a K-3 ebook program, free of charge to schools worldwide through June 30. Bringing learning to life, Lightbox uses video, audio, and ...

In Response to COVID-19 Impact on Education, Follett to Deliver Free At-Home Learning Content During Crisis

March 18, 2020
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett, a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, public libraries, and college campuses for more than 145 years, is working with customers to ensure they can quickly and easily use the company’s wide range of eLearning solutions and access to content as more students shift to learning from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak. “As we all navigate ...

Follett Launches API Partner Program

March 11, 2020
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has launched a partner program that will make it easy for its Destiny and Aspen customers to implement time- and cost-saving integrations and streamline data exchange with their existing vendors. The API (Application Programming Interface) Partner Program will allow Follett to help customers extend and enhance the capabilities of their Destiny and ...

Baker & Taylor announces new partnership with PressReader

February 27, 2020
WESTCHESTER, IL – VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Feb. 26, 2020 - As libraries continue to strengthen the communities in which they operate, technology partners continue to build solutions that help make that reality much easier. Today, Baker & Taylor takes the first steps to integrate the global PressReader catalog within their Axis360 ecosystem. The move gives ...

Follett Introduces Key Enhancements with Destiny 17.5 Release

February 26, 2020
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has released Destiny 17.5, a new version of the solution featuring important enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, Destiny Discover, and Collections by Destiny. Used in more than 60 percent of U.S. public schools, Destiny is Follett’s market-leading platform for library management, digital content, and resource ...

Baker & Taylor Publisher Services (BTPS) and Albert Whitman & Co. Announce Full-Service, International-Only Sales & Fulfillment Agreement

January 21, 2020
ASHLAND, OH – Baker & Taylor Publisher Services (BTPS), a leading provider of sales and fulfillment services, is pleased to announce the signing of a full-service, international-only agreement to select markets with Albert Whitman & Company, effective immediately. Best known for its children’s series The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Albert Whitman & ...

Wheaton College Unveils Newly-Renovated Campus Store

January 9, 2020
WHEATON, IL – Follett Higher Education Group and Wheaton College are pleased to announce the opening of our newly renovated store located in the Student Services Building in the heart of campus. No longer simply a bookstore, the rebranded “Wheaton College Campus Store” offers expanded clothing lines, gifts, supplies and general books, as well as charging ...

Jennifer Hatton Promoted to Executive Vice President and Appointed to Follett’s Executive Committee

December 11, 2019
WESTCHESTER, ILL – Follett Corporation announced the recent promotion of Jennifer Hatton to Executive Vice President of Retail Operations and Course Materials Solutions, and her appointment to the company’s Executive Committee.  Reporting to Chief Operating Officer Clay Wahl, Hatton assumes expanded accountability for inventory management across the Follett ...

2020 Follett Challenge Entry Deadline is Thursday, Dec. 12

December 5, 2019
MCHENRY, ILL – The deadline for PreK-12 districts and schools to submit their nominations for the 2020 Follett Challenge is noon CST Thursday, Dec. 12. The ninth annual contest formally launched in October with more ways to win a portion of $200,000 (USD) in Follett products and/or services that will be awarded. The change in prize structure calls for a 200 percent ...

Follett Launches Book Orders for the Classroom

November 7, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Two years after introducing its book fair business, Follett is launching Follett Book eFairs, an innovative approach to reimagining the classroom book ordering process. Follett Book eFairs allow teachers to create an online book order in less than five minutes, make custom recommendations for students, and easily communicate with parents. Significantly, ...

Exciting Transformations Underway at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Campus Stores

November 1, 2019
BLACKSBURG, V.A. – The Follett campus stores at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) continue to undergo exciting renovations. Follett began operating seven Virginia Tech campus stores (now called Hokie Shops) in March 2019 and began renovating several of them over the summer. The remodels have enhanced our customers’ shopping ...

Baker & Taylor Publisher Services Announces Ampersand, Inc. as New Sales Representation Partner in Canada

October 30, 2019
ASHLAND, OH – Baker & Taylor Publisher Services (BTPS), a leading provider of sales and fulfillment services, is pleased to announce that Ampersand, Inc. will be its new book sales representation partner in Canada, effective January 1, 2020. Ampersand, Inc. is a premier Canadian book and gift sales representation group, with main offices in Toronto and Vancouver. ...

Ninth Annual Follett Challenge Launches With More Chances to Win

October 21, 2019
MCHENRY, ILL – With newly added opportunities for PreK-12 schools and districts to win prizes, the Follett Challenge today launched its ninth annual contest that rewards innovative educational programs teaching 21st century skills to students. For 2020, the Follett Challenge is significantly increasing the number of semifinalists to nine, from which the grand prize winner ...

Baker & Taylor Launches Pop Up Library in United Kingdom

October 1, 2019
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Baker & Taylor, the premier provider of books, digital content and technology solutions to public libraries, announced that its Pop Up Library product will soon be available for public libraries in the United Kingdom. This marks the 6th country where Pop Up Library has been launched in 2019, a record for Baker & Taylor software and digital products. ...

Aman Kochar Succeeds David Cully at Baker & Taylor in Expanded Role

September 10, 2019
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation today announced an expanded leadership role for Amandeep Kochar, who succeeded David Cully as head of Baker & Taylor, the company’s public library business unit.  Cully retired August 30.  Kochar, who was promoted in June 2019 to lead Baker & Taylor, is responsible for Baker & Taylor’s Public Library ...