Amazon’s Brazilian Textbook Deal Heralds a Shift in the Market

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Earlier this week Amazon announced a new distribution deal with the Brazilian govt to distribute 200 distribute textbook titles to teachers and students across Brazil. While this is quite the coup for Amazon, there's a bigger story here. This deal, along with several other unrelated developments, are all signs that the digital textbook market bubble, in ...

New Legislation Before Congress Teases Free Digital Textbooks, But It Probably Won’t Have Much Effect

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As I have written numerous times over the past few years the price of college textbooks have risen past ridiculous into the realm of drug-induced, but it looks like a solution may be in sight. But will it help? I'm not so sure. According to the Huffington Post, a new bill was introduced into Congress last ...

Kno Sold for $15 Million – Does This Doom the Rest of the Digital Textbook Market?

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Intel didn't mention how much they paid for digital textbook startup Kno when they announced the acquisition last week but inside sources are now saying that the digital textbook startup was picked up for a song. GigaOm reported earlier today that their sources told them that Kno sold effectively for pennies on the dollar: Well placed ...