Zinio now pitching digital textbooks

I'm not sure I beleive it either, but that's what the email said. I've looked over the selection, and all of the titles I checked were selling for about half the list price. Of course, I could also get a paper copy for half the list price, so Zinio's prices  weren't all that good.

I have the latest version of the Zinio Reader, and I would strongly discourage anyone from trying to use it for digital textbooks. It works okay for passive reading (magazines), but active reading (textbooks) is beyond what it can do. It has no highlighting, bookmarks, or annotation abilities.

This makes no sense. Zinio are selling a product that their software can't adequately support. I'm going to assume that they didn't make a mistake here, and that there is a second Zinio Reader I don't know about. I'll go look for it.

If I find it I'll post a review.

Zinio Digital Textbooks

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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