SharedBook has just launched AcademicPub, a new service which helps instructors gather and organize their own textbook.
This new service works something like the MIYO service that Flat World Knowledge launched a few weeks back. Educators can build their own textbook or other course materials by gathering content from any number of sources, including the AcademicPub Content Library, their own original works, or the Web. Once assembled, AcademicPub will automatically organize the content, which can then be published in both print and digital.
AcademicPub does have one interesting difference from MIYO. SharedBook is promising that all content in the textbooks will have a valid copyright and none will be pirated. The service has been in beta since January, but it was only 2 weeks ago that SharedBook opened it to the general public.