Products & Services
At MBS, we are dedicated to providing our partners the products and services that simplify the essentials of the bookstore business.
Shown below is just one of many offerings we can readily provide bookstores to accomplish any and all business objectives.
Streamline textbook adoptions
To help foster positive relationships between you and your faculty, MBS offers Faculty Center Network (FCN). The ultimate resource for textbook research, FCN is provided completely free of cost and streamlines the adoption process for your faculty members so you can avoid the frustrations that come with receiving late adoptions.
With a database containing more than 600,000 titles, FCN provides comprehensive bibliographic information that includes cover images, book summaries, sample chapters, links to supplemental materials, and so much more. Additionally, FCN displays textbook rankings by popularity within a particular subject to help your faculty adopt the most beneficial and relevant content for students.
And with the FCNotebook, a management tool similar to a wish list feature on many other retail sites, faculty will be able to compile and immediately email their adoption lists to your store. They’ll also be able to create a list of titles with the information they need to obtain review copies from publishers.
Faculty Center Network also benefits your bookstore by:
- Empowering faculty to answer their title and edition questions based on FCN data instead of having you contact publishers
- Ensuring you order the latest editions to avoid unavailable or out-of-print titles
- Faculty submit adoption lists with complete and detailed information—eliminating the guesswork that often comes with ordering
- By fostering on-time adoption submittals, you’ll have time to maximize your used textbook mix
For more information on Faculty Center Network, click here to contact your MBS Representative.