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New Purchase Options Now Available -- Special Summer 2014 Pricing!

About BEP
Information & Links
Pricing News
Summer Discounts

About BEP
Established in 2008 with input from faculty and academic librarians and now used by hundreds of thousands of students, Business Expert Press publishes concise, practical treatments of the topics taught in MBA programs. Our born-digital books are written by professors who translate real-life business experiences into teaching tools, and serve as curriculum-oriented, cost-effective alternatives to high-priced textbooks. Unencumbered by DRM, they can be used easily and without limitation by the academic community.

BEP 2014 Digital Library: 100 new ebooks, expanding BEP’s coverage of economics and finance, plus new industry profiles

BEP Digital Archive: 235 ebooks, including work from academic thought leaders such as Robert Baron, Mason Carpenter, Tamer Cavusgil, Michael Czinkota, Kees de Kluyver, Debie DuFrene, Bill Killingsworth, Carol Lehman, Vijay Sathe, Mary Gentile, Robert Sroufe, Steve Melnyk, and Don Stacks


  • Unlimited simultaneous use
  • Download PDFs to personal devices
  • Upload PDFs to learning management systems
  • Automatic citations, with copy/paste functions
  • Free MARC records, including OCLC numbers
  • DOIs, abstracts, and keywords for every book
  • Governed by SERU -- no license required
  • Archived on CLOCKSS

Information & Links

Introducing BEPreview: An evidence-based, data-driven acquisition model

BEPreview s a statistics-driven book selection option, enabling you to purchase our perpetual-access, DRM-free content in a manner that that best suits your users — and budget. You get access to BEP content for a year, then choose the books you wish to retain for perpetual access — a PDA-like model, without long-term commitments. Flexible price points give you more control over the allocation of funds.

For $2,500 (minimum), you’ll have unfettered access to BEP’s 2014 Digital Library (100 books) or Digital Archive (235 ebooks from the 2010 - 2013 Digital Libraries). Towards the end of the 12-month term, choose (at least) 30 books you wish to retain for perpetual access; additional copies cost $85 / book. If you pay $3,500 or more, you keep (at least) 47 books; additional books cost $75 each.

(For example, if you pay $3,000, you’ll keep 36 books; if you pay $4,000, you’ll keep 54,)

You can combine the two packages (335 books) into one purchase, for $5,000 (minimum), keeping (at least) 60 books; for $7,000 (minimum), you keep (at least) 95 books.

Of course, you can purchase outright the Digital Archive or 2014 Digital Library for a much lower cost / book — we’re offering some exceptional discounts through September 30 2014. The Digital Archive will cost $4,995 (less than $22 / book). The 2014 Digital Library costs $6,500; if you buy the Digital Archive and the 2014 Digital Library together, the cost is $9,995 (less than $30 / book).

And in all cases, we offer unlimited concurrent use and unrestricted PDF downloading / uploading. No license is necessary (we operate under SERU), and no subscriptions or ongoing payments are required.

Want more information, or a quote? Contact our Sales Team or adam [dot] chesler [at] businessexpertpress [dot] com (subject: BEPreview) (Adam Chesler): we’ll be happy to provide more details and help you set up access to BEP’s curriculum-based ebooks.

BEP PRICING ( through September 30 2014)

BEP Digital Archive (2010 - 2013 Digital Libraries, 235 titles)
BEPreview: $2,500 and up
Full purchase: $4,995

BEP 2014 Digital Library (100 titles)
BEPreview: $2,500 and up
Full Purchase: $6,500

BEP Complete (2010 - 2014 Digital Libraries, 335 titles)
BEPreview: $5,000 and up
Full Purchase: $9,995

Check out Director of Library Relations Adam Chesler's interview with Sue Polanka on her No Shelf Required blog!

BEP's ebooks are now in use at UCLA, UNC/Chapel Hill, Purdue University, the University of Alberta, Indiana University, Duke University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Alabama, USC, Northeastern University, Portland State University, Penn State, Sacred Heart University, Rutgers University, and dozens of other top business schools!

BEP sponsors the ALA BRASS/Business Expert Press Award for Academic Business Librarians and the SLA B&F Division's Achievement in Academic Business Librarianship Award. Congratulations to this year's winners! We're happy to provide support to librarians who want to join their colleagues at these important events.

“What I have long felt we lacked, and what BEP provides, are short, applied books by academic thought leaders, aimed specifically at advanced business students, which support their coursework and professional exploration.”

—Michael Oppenheim, UCLA

Transforming U.S. Army Supply Chains: Strategies for Management Innovation (by Greg H. Parlier)

“The concepts of this book have great potential to make enormous worldwide contributions to broad governmental and corporate realms. This is a powerful set of ideas that the corporate world will and must apply to fuel a worldwide revolution of innovation and transformation.”

Army Sustainment

“The UNC library has purchased the Business Expert Press eBook collection from the beginning because...the titles...represent good value for a good price.”

—Luke Swindler, UNC/Chapel Hill

An Overview of the Public Relations Function (by Shannon A. Bowen, Brad Rawlins, and Thomas Martin)

“...impressive...lives up to aspirations of blending theory with practice by providing...essential, reader-friendly diagrams, avoiding jargon, and using inviting, available prose on the one hand, whereas being research driven, philosophically based, and thus penetrating...lessons of equal importance to students with a PR career orientation and to those professionals already learning the ropes from within.”

Journal of Communication

“Business Expert Press’s e-books give [business] students content that they need, when they need it, without any restrictions to limit their use.”

—Beth Bernhardt, UNC/Greensboro

Business Planning and Entrepreneurship: An Accounting Approach (by Michael Kraten)

“...practical guide to the functional elements that constitute a business plan and explains how these elements fit together...views the business plan components through the lens of "management accounting" and addresses six topical elements: the business model, volume estimation, cost estimation, revenue estimation, investment value, and risk management...antidote to the abundant business plan templates readily available on the Web, which are often fill-in-the-blanks exercises that discourage the comprehensive thought and analysis required to produce a solid business plan. Highly recommended.”

—CHOICE Magazine

“...really like the fact that there are very few restrictions on your product such as unlimited simultaneous use, no DRM, downloadable PDFs, availability of MARC records and no yearly fees.”

—Denise Gehring, Azusa Pacific University

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