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FlatWorld publishes high quality textbooks
starting at $29.95.

We don’t overcharge or overcomplicate. Educators shouldn’t have to choose between high quality and fair pricing.

Evolved Model

We cut the clutter and focused on what matters: high-quality textbooks, flexible formats, affordable pricing, and ease of use. We keep costs to a minimum by printing on demand with our digital-first model. So here’s to one less concession you (and your students) have to make.

  • 2007 – Founded by former Pearson employees, Eric Frank and Jeff Shelstad.
  • 2012 – Evolved from open education resources to fair pricing.
  • 2016 – Acquired by Alastair Adam and John Eielson, FlatWorld moved its headquarters to Boston, MA
  • Our name is inspired by Thomas L. Friedman’s book, The World Is Flat.


Alastair Adam
Alastair Adam Co-CEO
John Eleison
John Eielson Co-CEO
Sherri Floros
Sherri Floros CFO & COO
Corey Lewis
Corey Lewis Vice President,
Strategy & Marketing
Sean Wakely
Sean Wakely Vice President,
Product & Editorial
Keith Fahlgren
Keith Fahlgren Vice President,
Product & Engineering
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