VitalSource is the preferred and most used e-textbook platform in higher education today.


Currently partnering with more than 350 publishers around the world, VitalSource Bookshelf® accounts for more e-textbook units sold in higher education than any other e-textbook platform or format.


We also offer content enhancement capabilities that enrich the classroom and bring instructional content to life. Whether through interactive learning objects, e-textbooks, animation, or video, VitalSource transforms content into a dynamic and engaging digital learning experience for teachers and students.


E-textbook Distribution

Worldwide distribution to over 6,000 campuses:

  • Traditional
  • Dental
  • Medical
  • For Profit
  • Community


Rich media and interactivity development:

  • Product Development Services
  • E-book Applications (vPage)
  • E-whiteboard Applications (vLesson)
  • Interactive Learning Objects (FLOE)
  • Partnership with Metrodigi
  • LMS Applications
  • Teacher and Student Resource Libraries
  • Animations
  • Mobile Applications
  • Media Services for Professional Development
  • Audio Recording and Text-to-Speech Synchronization
  • LMS Integration
  • Custom Applications

Pre-Production Services:

  • Creative Brainstorming, Storyboarding, and Prototyping
  • Product Requirements and Specification
  • Content Analysis, Authoring, and Scriptwriting
  • User Interface and Instructional Design
  • Content Conversion and eBook Page Processing
  • Content Management Database Systems


E-commerce Fulfillment

Sell your content through your branded storefront using the VitalSource store commerce engine.




Learn more about what makes VitalSource a trusted partner to the world's leading higher ed publishers.






With new technologies emerging all around us, many publishers are struggling with the question of which technologies to embrace to stay relevant today. Relevance is certainly crucial to growth and survival but so is profitability – it’s important that you make the right decisions based on specific business goals and adapt as readers habits evolve. Hear from VitalSource COO Kent Freeman at Tools of Change 2012, who shares key lessons and insight from the helm of Ingram’s fastest-growing business – lessons that are helping publishers re-invent content and create richer reading experiences that are in demand today.
VitalSource Partners with Metrodigi

The collaboration provides educational publishers with a powerful end-to-end solution for the production and distribution of customizable, interactive digital products.


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Bookshelf users are now ​able to access their content on Android-powered mobile devices. Previously accesible via Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPad, the Android app opens Bookshelf to devices including the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Kindle Fire and hundreds of smartphones.