Thursday, November 03, 2005

Digital Textbooks Struggle to Gain a Foothold on Campus (Wired Campus Blog)

A pilot program that lets college students buy digital textbooks from their campus bookstores has gotten off to a slow start. But the company that runs the project says the early returns show at the very least that students are interested in e-books.

MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc., has released sales data from 10 colleges that started offering digital textbooks through the company's Web site this fall. According to the company, e-books now account for 5.7% of the textbook sales at those institutions.

For more details on the digital-textbook project, see an article from The Chronicle by Andrea Foster. (Subscription req'd)

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