BookRags

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BookRags
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Web address BookRags.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Internet Study guide and Lesson plan
Registration Optional
Available language(s) English
Owner Ambassadors Group
Alexa rank positive decrease 49,203 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

BookRags is an educational website that provides summaries, study guides, and lesson plans on literary works. Based in Seattle, Washington, United States,[2] the website is a subsidiary of Ambassadors Group.[3]

BookRags was founded in 1999 by James Yagmin and David Lieberman, who had recently graduated from college.[4][5] On May 15, 2008, BookRags was bought by Ambassadors Group for $18 million.[5][6][7] The merger was a friendly takeover.[8]

BookRags contains concise book summaries and thorough analysis of more than 3,400 literary works, which is, according to one source, the largest collection online.[9] It also has a list of characters and their descriptions, as well as an important quotes section.[10] The website has over 10,000 e-Books in its collection[11] and 8,400 biographies in its database.

The information on BookRags is written by professional writers and teachers. Though study guides for 157[12] of the most commonly taught titles, like Hamlet[13] and To Kill a Mockingbird,[14] are free to access, most require either an ongoing subscription or a single one-time purchase.[15]

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  1. ^ "Bookrags.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "BookRags and eNotes Form BookRags Media - Achieves Largest Reach in Student Educational Resources Space" (Press release). BookRags. 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2011-03-22. 
  3. ^ "Travel company growing: Ambassadors Group buying online bookseller". The Spokesman-Review (Cowles Publishing Company). 2008-05-22. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  4. ^ "About BookRags". BookRags. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  5. ^ a b "BookRags, Inc.". BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  6. ^ "Ambassadors Group buys BookRags for $18 million". International Business Times (Associated Press). 2008-05-21. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  7. ^ "Ambassadors Group buys BookRags". Puget Sound Business Journal (American City Business Journals). 2008-05-22. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  8. ^ "BookRags Inc & Ambassadors Group Inc". CNNMoney.com (Time Warner). 2008-12-12. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  9. ^ "Content Areas". Indiana Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  10. ^ Philippot, Raymond; Graves, Michael F. (2008). Fostering Comprehension in English Classes: Beyond the Basics. Minneapolis: Guilford Press. p. 18. ISBN 1-59385-883-3. 
  11. ^ Cavanaugh, Terence W. (2006). The Digital Reader: Using E-books in K-12 Education. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: ISTE. p. 120. ISBN 1-56484-221-5. 
  12. ^ "BookRags Free Book Notes". 
  13. ^ "BookRags Free Hamlet Study Guide". 
  14. ^ "BookRags Free To Kill a Mockingbird Study Guide". 
  15. ^ "BookRags.com – Research Anything, Book Summaries, Study". KillerStartUps.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 

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